Ready to apply?

Don’t worry, we’ll make this easy.

Admission criteria

  • License to practice physical therapy in the State of Illinois. If you’re licensed in another state or country, you can apply but you may not begin the program until you receive your Illinois license.


Applications are due March 1 for the program which begins August 1.


  • UIC application
  • RF-PTCAS application

Official UIC application

Submit your application online via the UIC Website—just follow the instructions listed there. There is a non-refundable application fee of $70 for all applicants.

Make sure to include your DPT cumulative GPA, special awards or recognitions, and service learning activities.

You don’t have to enter and submit all application information in one sitting. You can return to the system as many times as you need to. You can also return to the system checklist as often as you like to see what materials have been uploaded and verified as received.

RF-PTCAS application

Submit your RF-PTCAS application online via the RF-PTCAS website.

After you apply

You’ve applied and submitted your application. Now what?

In-person interview

All applicant finalists will be invited to an in-person interview scheduled in early April.

When you'll hear from us

You’ll receive a decision from us by mail by April 30, 2018.

Aaron Keil


Do you have questions about the application process that we haven’t answered? Contact Dr. Aaron Keil for help.

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