Doctor of Physical Therapy Early Assurance Program

4 years Undergrad + 3 years Graduate = DPT Degree

Why Early Assurance?  Why Commit as a Freshman?

  • Guaranteed graduate admission*
  • Save money and time
    • No GRE
    • No PTCAS application
    • No Pre-DPT graduate interview

*(if you continue to meet program requirements; see the "Keep Your Seat" information below.)

Radford University DPT Class of 2018

Meet Early Assurance Requirements: Reserve Your Seat

  • Undergraduate application.
  • Interview for the DPT Early Assurance Program.
  • 3.5 overall GPA* from high school.
  • ACT score of 27* (RU ACT Code 4422), OR
  • SAT-R 1280* composite score (March 2016 and beyond), OR
  • SAT-I 1800* composite score (before March 2016) (RU SAT Code 5565).

*=minimum score

Early Assurance DPT Admission Requirements: KEEP Your Seat

  • 3.5 cumulative GPA by junior year.
  • 3.40 or higher GPA for the nine prerequisite courses by the end of the summer following the junior year
  • Only three of the prerequisite courses may be repeated.
  • Complete at least six of the nine prerequisite courses (34 credit hours) by the end of the summer following your junior year.
  • Up to two courses may be taken at other universities/colleges or if earned with “dual enrollment” credits.
  • Be a member of the RU Undergraduate Physical Therapy Club.
  • Complete a minimum of 40 hours of exposure to physical therapy through observation, volunteer work or employment by the end of the summer following your junior year.
  • NO GRE needed if admitted as a Freshman in the Early Assurance program.

Prerequisites (3.4 GPA or better) 


4 years Undergrad+ 3 years Graduate = DPT Degree

·       Preferred application due dates by December each year with decisions by January

·       Rolling admissions thereafter with decisions by March each year