Ready to apply?

Don’t worry, we’ll make this easy.

Be aware there are two separate application deadlines.

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.

Two Separate Application Deadlines

  • UIC supplemental applications are due February 1 – applicants MUST meet this deadline in order to be considered for the program. This is a simple and quick application.
  • RF-PTCAS applications are due March 1 – however, this application won’t be considered if the UIC application hasn’t been submitted by February 1.

The residency program begins August 1.


  • UIC application – due Feb 1
  • RF-PTCAS application – due Mar 1

Official UIC application

Submit your application online via the UIC Website by February 1—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 recognition, 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 by March 1.

Once your UIC application has been submitted by February 1, you will have more time to put the RF-PTCAS application together. However, if you haven’t met the UIC application deadline, your RF-PTCAS will NOT be considered.

You don’t have to enter and submit all RF-PTCAS application information in one sitting. You can return to the system as many times as you need to.

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 Friday, March 30, 2018.

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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