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Application Procedures

1. Complete the admission process for Carl Albert State College, including the ACT college entrance test.
2. Complete an application form for admission to the Associate in Applied Science in the Physical Therapist Assistant program. Application will be available October 1st.* Application is PARTIALLY completed in the following link on this webpage. 
3. Provide a copy of your ACT scores: (must be sent separately from online application to PTA Department)
    A. Applicants whose Original ACT combined Social Studies and Natural Science subtest score is less than 28 will be required to take the COMPASS Test for         Reading and achieve a minimum score of 81.
    B. Applicants taking the Enhanced ACT, administered after September 1989, must have a minimum score of 19 on the Reading subtest. Applicants with a         score lower than this will be required to take the COMPASS Test for Reading and achieve a minimum score of 81. A 12th grade reading level on this test is         required for admission into the PTA program.
    C. Math requirements - See page 4 of packet.
4. Provide an official copy of your transcript from high school and ALL colleges attended (including CASC).** (must be sent separately from online application to PTA Department)
5. Provide a copy of your updated clinical observation (if available) for supplemental points on the application. (must be sent separately from online application to PTA Department) If you submitted application prior to this year you will need to notify the PTA department in writing if you would like the former clinical observation hours transferred from your previous application to the current application. Clinical Observation hours may be used for two application cycles. 
6. The application process must be completed by February 1st of each year. It is the applicant's responsibility to check with the division office to be sure all required forms and/or information have been received before the February 1st deadline.
7. Applicants will be notified by mail of the decision of the Admissions Committee. Applicants who are not admitted may reapply in subsequent years.
    *Only one class is admitted each year - in the fall semester. Application packets are available in the Health Sciences Division office after October 1st each             year.
        **An official copy of ALL transcripts must be submitted with the application.
Upon admission into the PTA program, the applicant will be required to complete a Health Survey form and Criminal Background Check.
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