Applying before graduating

Discussion in 'Pre-Physical Therapy' started by Katiekflo, May 13, 2014.

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  1. Katiekflo

    Katiekflo 2+ Year Member

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    Hey All,

    I definitely want to apply this summer on PTCAS, but I haven't received my bachelor's yet. I will be graduating in the fall with just 3 classes outstanding (classes not needed for PT-just my major). Besides that I only have 1 pre-req I need to still take and the GRE's.

    Will it hurt my chances to apply before I receive my official transcript? Or is it possible to still send in the official transcript when the fall semester ends in December?
     
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  3. 02143

    02143 2+ Year Member

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    I graduated in May 2013 with a bachelors and applied for PT school in August 2012. I sent my transcript in August as it was (I believe I had 3 outstanding pre reqs and obviously hadn't earned my bachelors) and I didn't have any problems applying/being accepted. You can also complete the academic update on PTCAS in between semesters.
     
  4. NewTestament

    NewTestament 5+ Year Member

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    A lot of applicants apply before they graduate. You need a bachelor's to matriculate, not to apply.
     
  5. ambDPT

    ambDPT

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    I applied before I graduate with 2 outstanding pre reqs, and I was accepted, so no it doesn't hurt to apply before you graduate. If you want to go right into PT school from undergrad you kind of have to.
     
  6. Matt D

    Matt D 2+ Year Member

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    Some of my classmates in my cohort and I applied before we graduated. Just make sure you communicate with PTCAS and with the schools you are applying to.
     

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