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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 college; 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.
All application process steps must be completed by the application priority deadline of December 15, 2023, to be considered for the fall 2024 program. Applications received on or after the priority deadline will be reviewed for consideration to the wait list. Late applicants are encouraged to complete the required application steps in a timely manner. 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.
For more information on how to apply, see Apply Now