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Admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant program at LATC 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.
LATC 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/Accuplacer exam scores, and written essay questions. An applicant’s score will be calculated according to the following percentages:
- ACT/Accuplacer reading scores = 70%
- Essay Questions = 30%
- Completion of College General Education Credits
Note: In order to be competitive in the application process, a student should have achieved one of the following scores:
- ACT reading score of 18.
- Accuplacer reading score of 255 or higher.
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 in September for the next fall’s PTA class. Acceptance is competitive. Admission to the program will be based on assessment of ACT/Accuplacer 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 December 17, 2021. Application files must be complete by this date to be considered for the next fall’s 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 the deadline if the program does not have a full class. Check with the Admissions Office for enrollment levels after January 15 for more information.
For more information on how to apply, see Apply Now