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PTCAS, the physical therapist centralized application service provided by the American Physical Therapy Association, provides students and programs with a platform to more easily facilitate the admissions process.

PTCAS allows physical therapist applicants to use a single web-based application and 1 set of materials to apply to multiple PT programs. 

Applicants who apply through PTCAS submit a completed web-based application comprised of biographical data, institutions attended, academic course history, physical therapy observation hours, list of reference providers, work experiences, extracurricular activities, honors, professional licenses, and a personal essay. It is the applicant's responsibility to read and follow all PTCAS and program-specific instructions.


Support and Quick Links


PTCAS and WebAdMIT staff are available to assist participating programs as needed.

PTCAS Support

PTCAS staff should be contacted at for help with the following items:

  • Contact updates
  • Deadline date changes
  • Deadline extensions for individual applicants
  • PTACAS policy and procedure questions or suggestions
  • Application content questions or suggestions
  • Feature suggestions or feedback for WebAdMIT
  • Applicant-specific questions
  • General PTACAS questions

WebAdMIT Support

The WebAdMIT Support team should be contacted for assistance with all WebAdMIT issues, including:

  • WebAdMIT access and account creation issues
  • Training on specific WebAdMIT functionality or features
  • Assistance with setting up various aspects of WebAdMIT
  • Help with applicant data exports, lists, and reports
  • API setup



For Participating Programs

PTCAS Work Group

APTA's PTCAS Work Group advises APTA and its vendor for PTCAS, Liaison International, on the management, assessment, and promotion of the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS).

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PTCAS Program Deadlines and Dates

PTCAS Applicant Deadlines