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Doctor of Physical Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions...


Q: Are you hosting informational sessions?


A: Yes, we will host sessions to answer questions about the program or the PTCAS application.

Please register and join us for one of the following informational sessions.

Friday, August 27, 2021 9am CST


Monday, August 30, 2021 5pm CST


Friday, September 17, 2021 9am CST


Monday, September 20, 2021 5pm CST


Monday, September 27, 2021 5pm CST




Q: Can I still apply if I have courses pending?


A: Yes, you can apply with courses pending. You will indicate in PTCAS which courses have been completed, in progress, or planned for a future semester. All prerequisites including the earned bachelor’s degree must be completed prior to starting the DPT training program.


Q: Is the GRE required?


A: The GRE is not required for the ULM DPT program.


Q: Can you explain the holistic review in more detail?


A: Holistic review is defined as an admission process that allows the program to assess experiences, attributes, and academic metrics in the selective admission process. Each experience or attribute aligns to the programmatic or institutional mission, vision, and core values.  In the ULM PTCAS application, the applicant will have the opportunity to identify numerically how many of the listed experiences or attributes need to be considered by the admission committee. If the applicant so chooses, the applicant can provide additional details about the experiences or attributes based on comfort level. Although the text field is large, the admission committee appreciates conciseness.


Q:  If I repeated a course, should I only include the highest grade or should I include both grades when applying to the program?


A:  Please report the GPA that appears on your official transcripts. After you submit your transcripts, we will manually adjust your GPA to reflect the highest grade only.


Q:  Will my current courses meet the requirements?


A:  Please refer to the Prerequisite Course List posted here.



Q: Who will review my application?


A: Your application will be reviewed by ULM DPT Faculty, physical therapy faculty and clinicians from across the country, faculty members from other disciplines, and community members.