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Doctor of Physical Therapy


Application Procedures

  1. The Hanover College DPT Program receives applications for admission exclusively through the common application or Hanover's online application system. Application instructions can be found on the Hanover College DPT Program website. The deadline for submitting completed applications for admission is published on the DPT Program website for each class.
  2. When applying for admission, prospective students must submit an application to the institution at https://www.hanover.edu/admission/apply and the DPT Program at https://onlinedpt.hanover.edu. In addition to the online application, applicants also submit the supplemental materials below. (Please note: Hanover will review application based on unofficial documents. Applicants offered admission are required to submit official documents in order to be eligible to enroll.):
    1. Transcripts: All applicants must have official transcripts sent directly to Hanover College from each college and university attended.
    2. Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Applicants must submit their official GRE scores to Hanover College. The school code is 4979.
    3. Letters of Recommendations: Each evaluator will be able to submit the letters of reference electronically, via a secure link that will be sent to them directly. Each evaluator providing a reference will be contacted using an email address provided in MyHanover by the applicant.
    4. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): International students are required to submit official TOEFL scores to be considered for admission. For international applicants who earned a degree from an institution whose language of instruction is English, and those who earned a degree from an institution within the United States, the TOEFL requirement is waived.

Application Fee

The application fee is $50 and is non-refundable.

Application Review

  1. The DPT Admissions Committee and faculty will review completed applications (i.e., application and all supporting materials received) in the order of receipt on a rolling basis.
  2. Applicants are evaluated based on Cumulative GPA, Prerequisite GPA, References, and Personal Essay. Other factors considered, but not required, include Relevant Work Experience and/or Observation Hours and Prior Military Experience. The DPT admissions committee will grant admission interviews by invitation only.
    1. Interview process: The DPT Admissions Coordinator will coordinate interviews for all selected applicants. All interviews will be conducted using a web-based video platform, Bongo®. Applicants will video-record and upload their responses to interview questions in real-time for review by the DPT Admissions Committee.
    2. Selection Process: The DPT Admissions Committee and faculty will accept students into the program based on a holistic evaluation of their application, supportive documents, and interview. All applicants will be notified by email and/or mail regarding final selection decisions.
    3. The DPT Admissions Committee will use a combination of academic performance, personal references, essays, and interviews to ensure nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all applicants.

Hanover College graduates who seek admission into the DPT program may apply October 1-30 for early application review to reserve a seat. Applicants will be ranked based on academic performance and interview scores. Top candidates who meet the DPT program admissions requirements will be offered a seat. Applicants who are not offered a seat in the reservation pool will default into the general applicant pool and will be reviewed at a later date. The DPT program faculty will annually determine the number of reserved seats for Hanover graduates.

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  • The DPT Program has a rolling admissions process and begins reviewing applications beginning July 2020 until the cohort is filled. If you have questions about the processing of your application, contact us at 1-812-647-6085.
  • Important Dates
    • Application Open: July 17, 2020
    • Priority Application Deadline: June 13, 2021
    • Program Start Date: June 21, 2021
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Application Deadline

Deadline: June 13, 2021

Program Launch: June 21, 2021