Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Waters College of Health Professions

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*located on the Armstrong Campus

Admission Requirements

What are the prerequisite course requirements?
Please review the prerequisite course listing on the DPT Application Requirements page
Can I retake a prerequisite course??
Yes, applicants may retake a prerequisite course. Prospective students must have earned a grade of C or higher in all of the prerequisite courses. In the event that courses are taken more than once, grades will be averaged. No grade of D or F will be acceptable for satisfaction of a prerequisite course. If an applicant earns a grade of D or F in a prerequisite course, he/she may retake that course only one time. No more than two prerequisite courses may be repeated with the goal of earning a passing grade. Applicants may repeat courses with grades of C or higher to improve their GPA, but repeated courses will be averaged in the calculation of the applicable GPA.
Do all prerequisite courses need to be completed before I submit my application?
No. At least five of the eight science and math prerequisite courses must be completed at the time of application. This applies to both Early and Regular Decision candidates. Applicants must have completed all of the requirements by the time of enrollment in the program.
Are AP classes accepted for prerequisite courses?
Yes, AP courses are accepted for fulfillment of prerequisite courses, but they will not be included in GPA calculations.
Do prerequisite courses have an expiration date?
No, there is not an expiration date on prerequisite courses for our program.
Where can I take prerequisite courses?
All prerequisite courses must be taken at a regionally-accredited institution. Courses may be taken online as long as there is a lab component for those classes that require it.
Are grades for classes that are currently in-progress considered in admissions decisions?
No, grades for classes that are currently being taken are not able to be considered in admissions decisions. The program does not receive the Academic Updates in time to include them in the application review.
What are the GPA requirements?
Please review the GPA requirements on the DPT Application Requirements page.
What are the average GPAs of accepted students?
Students accepted into the program have an average overall GPA of 3.6 and an average science GPA of 3.5.
How is the science GPA calculated?
PTCAS calculates the science GPA, which includes all biology, chemistry, physics, and anatomy and physiology courses an applicant has taken. It is not limited to the prerequisite courses in those areas. Please review the PTCAS GPA page for more information on GPA calculations
What are the GRE requirements?

Please review the GRE requirements on the DPT Application Requirements page.

What is the GRE code?
When requesting to have GRE scores sent to Georgia Southern University for your PTCAS application, the appropriate school code is 7813. If you use any other school code, including 5253 (the general GS GRE code), your GRE scores will not be added to your PTCAS application.
What are the average GRE scores of accepted students?
Students accepted into the program have an average Verbal GRE score of 152 and an average Quantitative GRE score of 152.
When does the program begin?
Students admitted during the 2019-20 admissions cycle will begin the program on May 18, 2020.

Application Process

Does Georgia Southern University participate in the Early Decision application process?
Yes, the program does participate in the Early Decision process. The early decision option is a binding option: applicants accepted during the Early Decision process will not be able to apply to any other program using PTCAS during the application cycle. For your application to be considered in the early decision pool, you must declare that intention when you submit your application to PTCAS. It is important to verify that you are completing an early decision application before you submit your application.
Do you fill the class from Early Decision?
No, Georgia Southern University accepts and reviews both Early Decision and Regular Decision applications.
What is the Early Decision Deadline?
August 15, 2019: Deadline for your submitted application to be marked Complete in PTCAS
July 30, 2019: Deadline to take the GRE and submit scores to school code 7813
August 20, 2019: Last CASPer test date for Early Decision applicants
What is the Regular Decision Deadline?
October 1, 2019: Deadline to submit your application in PTCAS
September 21, 2019: Deadline to take the GRE and submit scores to school code 7813
October 23, 2019: Last CASPer test date for Regular Decision applicants
Can I submit my application after the deadline?
No, both application deadlines are firm. The program will not review your application if you submit it after the deadline.
Should I complete the Georgia Southern Graduate Studies Application?
No, applicants should not complete the Georgia Southern Graduate Studies Application. The PTCAS application is the only application that needs to be submitted at this time. Students admitted to the program will complete the Graduate Studies Application.
Is there a supplemental application or fee?

No, there is no supplemental application or fee to apply to Georgia Southern’s DPT program.

What should I do after I submit my application?
  • Verify that your application was submitted by the deadline. Only applications submitted to PTCAS by the deadline will be reviewed.
  • Verify that PTCAS has received and processed all requirements (transcripts, GRE scores, references, etc.). PTCAS advises that processing may take up to 4-5 weeks once all required materials have been received.
  • Continue to check the email account listed in your PTCAS account regularly. This is how the program and PTCAS will communicate with you about your application. It is important to take any necessary steps to prevent messages from being diverted from your email inbox.
Is an interview required?
A half-day, in-person interview is required for admission. Interviews are scheduled by invitation only. Early decision interviews will take place in September. Regular decision interviews will be scheduled between November-January.
When will I be notified of the admissions decision?
Early Decision: Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions by late September.
Regular Decision: Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions by mid-January.

Matriculation Process

What is the tuition for the DPT program?
Current tuition and fee charts can be found on the Georgia Southern University Bursar’s website. When reviewing tuition, click on a specific semester, then choose Armstrong Campus/Graduate Student to view the tuition rate for 12+ credit hours. The DPT Program consists of 9 full-time semesters that are all 12+ credit hours. The total amount for in-state and out-of-state students can be used to estimate the projected total cost of the program for nine semesters. Please note that tuition and fee rates are approved by the University System of Georgia and are subject to change.
For information about financial aid and scholarships, please visit Financial Aid.
How do I apply for in-state tuition?
Information about applying for in-state tuition is available at this site: http://admissions.georgiasouthern.edu/already-applied/residency/.
What is the CASPer test and is it required?
The CASPer test is a new requirement for the 2019-20 admissions cycle. Please review the information at the the CASPer Test link and contact the program if you have any questions.

Last updated: 6/27/2019

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus 

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Dept # 4902
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419