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Reapplying - do I need to redo my references?

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zuc

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Hey guys,

I am reapplying this year. I had everything finished and applied to schools in 2015. I decided to take a break instead and try again the next year. When I renewed my PTCAS account today, my references are gone. Do I need to ask the physical therapists to write a whole new one again??

Edit: nevermind. found this:

"The following items are not pulled forward by PTCAS from the previous cycle:

  • References*
  • PT Observation Hours and Verification Forms
  • Essays
  • Payments
  • PT Program Designations
  • Responses to Custom Questions for PT Programs
*If required by the designated PT programs, re-applicants are encouraged to submit new references to demonstrate what steps they have taken to improve their application since they last applied."
 

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Agree with what you found. I made sure to have my references specifically address all my hard work in reapplying and how I continued to be committed to the career.
 

BrokenDancer

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Yes, you need to have them fill it out again. Many schools will also request or at least suggest that you get one new reference (someone you didn't have last year).
 
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