Admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant program at LATI is highly competitive. Class size will be limited to 28 students per year. A minimum of a 2.0 grade point average, or 80% proficiency, will be required throughout the duration of the program. Students not maintaining this level of academic performance will be dismissed from the program.
LATI is an open admissions technical institute; however acceptance into the PTA Program is by selection. The program director reviews and evaluates each application on an impartial basis. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.
The PTA faculty will review all completed applications and will calculate the scores of the applicants based on ACT/Compass exam scores, and written essay questions. An applicant's score will be calculated according to the following percentages:
Note: In order to be competitive in the application process, a student should have achieved one of the following scores:
If you have not achieved one of these scores, you may still apply for the program. Achievement of these standards does not guarantee admission into the program.
Students may begin the application process for the 2014 class in September 2013. Acceptance is competitive. Admission to the program will be based on assessment of ACT/Compass scores (70%) and answers to website questions (30%). Bonus points will be awarded for completion of the required college general education credits with grades of A or B.
Application deadline is January 15, 2014. Application files must be complete by this date to be considered for the 2014 class. The PTA program staff will assess complete files and admit up to 28 students. Applicants will be notified of acceptance or denial by letter. *Applications may be accepted after January 15 if the program does not have a full class. Check with the Admissions Office for enrollment levels after January 15.
For more information on how to apply, see Apply Now
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