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Physical Therapist Assistant Admissions Requirements

PTA Admissions Requirements

The first step in the selection process is for the student to meet the minimum requirements for admission which are listed below. Next, the applicant must submit the application to apply by the deadline. All applicants who do not meet the deadline must reapply for the next new PTA student start date.


  • The application deadline for the January program is February 28 of the prior year.
  • The application deadline for the July program is August 31 of the prior year.

This will give accepted students time to complete any needed prerequisites prior to beginning the core courses of the program.

The students are ranked according to their score on the Wonderlic entrance assessment. The top 24 candidates are selected based on their Wonderlic score with 6 alternates. If a student is not selected for admission, they are notified by letter. These students are then welcome to reapply and go back into the pool of candidates for the next start date.

Students must meet the following minimum requirements for admissions, prior to being ranked for admissions:

  • High School Diploma or GED/HSED
  • Wonderlic score of 18
  • Immunizations – Tetanus, Polio, Hep B, PPD, Varicella, MMR, Physical
  • Background checks – FBI and FDLE (fingerprinting)
  • Admissions forms (for academic file)
  • Educational funding/financial aid forms (for funding file)
  • College transcripts (if applicable)

The information below reflects aggregated data from all of the Herzing University campuses that have students enrolled in the specified program in the specified time period. The information does not reflect data regarding individual campuses unless only one campus had students to report. The reporting period used to obtain this data was 7/1/2012-6/30/2013. If there were less than 10 graduates in a program, median loan debt and on-time completion data were not disclosed for that program to protect the privacy of those students. Tuition and length may vary by campus location. Ranges could not be input for tuition and length, therefore tuition and length reported are the highest tuition rates and longest program length to encompass all campuses. For information regarding specific campus tuition please refer to . For a more detailed description of how the data was calculated please refer to the Disclosure Methodology located here .

This program does not have any certifications or licensures associated with it.

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