Frequently Asked Questions


There are two fees required for application to the AU PT program. One fee is required by the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) which starts at $135, with exact amount depending on the number of designations.  In addition, a Supplemental Fee of $25 is required by the AU Admissions Department. You must pay the Supplemental Fee in PTCAS at the time of application submission to initiate the processing of your application or pay online at the following link: https://www.applyweb.com/mcg/index.ftl

PLEASE NOTE that your application is not complete and will not be processed until receipt of the AU Supplemental Fee.

The PTCAS fee is refundable, the Supplemental Fee is non-refundable.

After you submit your application through PTCAS and include the Supplemental Fee, it takes four weeks for your application to get to us.

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No. We do not allow mixing of GRE scores; all 3 components must come from the same GRE test.

Class of 2021

  • Overall GPA: 3.54
  • Last 40-hour GPA: 3.71
  • Prerequisite GPA: 3.45

Class of 2021

  • Verbal Reasoning: 67%
  • Quantitative Reasoning: 61%
  • Analytical Writing: 73%

If you re-took a prerequisite course, the grade for the course is calculated as follows: for prerequisites calculate using the best grade; for overall all grades are calculated.

Yes, if the institution is regionally accredited.

A ½ day on-campus interview is required for admission. Interviews are scheduled by invitation only and include an assessment of the candidate’s personality, motivation and ability to adapt successfully to the demands of the program. It also gives the candidate an opportunity to explore our facilities, and interact with current students and faculty to determine if our program fits their needs.

Twelve consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes the independent student is classified as in-state for tuition purposes.  The dependent student is classified as in-state for tuition purposes if the student’s parent has established and maintained domicile in the state of Georgia for at least twelve consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of class for the term.   See the following link for additional information:  https://www.augusta.edu/registrar/tuitionclassintro.php

It depends from year to year and is based on location of border counties.

You may apply for in-state tuition through the Registrar's Office.

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We use block scheduling. The cohort takes all of their classes together within the department with exception of anatomy in the first semester, which is taken with OT and PA. We are also in the process of approving a pharmacology course that will be taken in the first summer with the PA students. Students are typically in class from 9-4:00 on M, T, Th and 9-12:00 on Fridays. Wednesdays are reserved for clinical experiences, research and group work.

Yes, the physical therapy department recognizes business casual and / or scrubs for normal wear with exception of lab appropriate clothing for clinical labs and business suits when deemed necessary.  More information is available in the student handbook.

Various clinical experience opportunity occur throughout the curriculum. Students rotate through a pro bono clinic “Christ Community” each semester in their professional courses. We currently also have opportunities for students to rotate through experiences at assisted living facilities, cardiac rehabilitation and orthopedic clinics.

All students must complete an orthopedic rotation which occurs for 8 weeks in the summer (semester 4) after the first year. The second rotation begins in the fall of the 3rd year (semester 7) and is either 16 weeks or two 8 week rotations. The third rotation occurs in the following spring (semester 8) and is 12 weeks. An acute care rotation is required, but the other rotations are based on the student’s preference. Our PT program has contracts with many facilities around the U.S. as well as some out of the country.

Our program values student participation and leadership. The Physical Therapy Student Association (PTSA) is our student run association that offers several leadership or executive positions including a President, Vice President, Service Chair(s), Honor Board, Treasurer, Secretary, Student Affairs Representative, and a PTAG Representative. PTSA provides opportunities for students to participate in a variety of social and service events that benefit the students, the program, and the Augusta community.

There are multiple opportunities to participate in community service in Augusta and through our PTSA. Our program is heavily involved with the nonprofit organization Christ Community Health Services, which provides health care to the underserved population of Augusta. There are also numerous other opportunities provided each semester through various events and organizations, in which students are highly encouraged to participate.

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