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Application Process

For the upcoming start date of May 2021 (incoming Class of 2024) all students must apply via the application materials below.

Important Upcoming Dates


Incoming Class of 2024 Incoming Class of 2025
Application materials posted June 1, 2020 July 1, 2021 (on PTCAS - see below)**
Application materials due April 30, 2021 December 1, 2021
In-person and/or Zoom Interviews Rolling basis as applications are received and verified
Conditional Acceptance notification Within 1 week after the interview TBD
Orientation May 17, 2021 TBD
Classes begin May 18, 2021 May 16, 2022 (TENTATIVE)
Candidacy Decision (see "Accreditation") Late April/Early May 2021


Required Application Forms


Required Documents to Review*

* Thorough review of these documents is expected, but not submitted as part of the full application materials.


Reservation Fee - Applicants granted conditional acceptance into the DPT program for the incoming Class of 2024 are required to pay a non-refundable $250.00 reservation fee to secure their seat (pending favorable candidacy decision). The reservation fee will be applied to the cost of tuition once the applicant matriculates into the program.


**For those who wish to apply for the start date of May 2022 (incoming Class of 2025), please see below:

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Lincoln Memorial University plans to participate in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS, in the 2021-2022 admissions cycle. Applicants applying to the LMU physical therapist education program for the 2022 entering class will apply online using the PTCAS application beginning in June/July 2021. To learn more about PTCAS, visit

Please check back periodically for updates.


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