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PTA Admission Requirements

Applicants to the PTA program must submit the UIndy undergraduate application and a PTA program application.

Applicants to the PTA program must demonstrate:

  • Basic English and math proficiency
  • 30 combined hours of volunteer or paid work with a PT or a PTA in two settings
  • Cumulative college grade point average at or above 2.8, calculated from at least 12 credits, or a cumulative high school grade point average at or above 3.0 for recent high school graduates or those with less than 12 college credits completed

More details on these admission requirements can be found on the PTA application. Applications are due January 31.  

After submitting the university undergraduate application, send the PTA program application & supporting PTA application documents to:

PTA Application
Krannert School of Physical Therapy
University of Indianapolis
1400 E. Hanna Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Admissions review process

The following items are considered in the PTA admission decision process, based on a 48-point scale:

  1. Has the applicant been admitted to the University of Indianapolis?
  2. Cumulative grade point average (17 points)
  3. Early completion of Anatomy & Physiology coursework with a grade of B or better (3 points)
  4. Recommendations (4 points)
  5. Admission interview with faculty (24 points). Invitations to interview are extended only to top applicants.

Admission to the program is competitive. In the most recent application process, there were 51 applicants for 28 spots in the incoming class. The average GPA of the students offered admission was 3.41.

Criminal Background Check & Drug Screen
In order to meet professional licensure requirements, as well as protect future patients/clients and clinical sites, admitted students are required to have criminal background checks and drug screens prior to beginning the program. A criminal history or positive drug screen may affect clinical placement, and/or licensure, and in some cases, disqualify a student from admission.

More information

For more information about the PTA program, please contact Amber Clarke at

Phone: 317-788-3457 or 1-800-232-8634, ext. 3457.

Academic bankruptcy

Students entering college sometimes perform at an unacceptable academic level. Some individuals with this experience re-evaluate their educational goals and desire to return to college. Their academic record, however, may present an insurmountable obstacle. Applicants to the Physical Therapist Assistant program in this category who want the opportunity to have a fresh start may apply for admission with the request that their prior academic record be disregarded using the Academic Bankruptcy Policy.

An applicant may request academic bankruptcy upon meeting these conditions:

  1. The applicant must complete the Academic Bankruptcy Petition.
  2. At least 7 years must have passed since the end of the semester(s) for which the applicant is requesting bankruptcy.
  3. At the time of the request, the applicant must have completed at least 12 credits within the last 2 years of the general education required for the PTA program at any accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Please note:

  • No course credits earned in the semester(s) for which bankruptcy is given will be considered in the application process or for transfer credit.
  • Academic bankruptcy has no bearing on the financial obligations associated with the courses approved for the academic bankruptcy.

The University reserves the right to verify information for the application file via available media. The University also reserves the right to revoke an offer of admission if any information provided is found to be inaccurate or falsified.

The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, ethnic or national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression irrespective of whether the status is legally protected.  The University complies with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  This policy applies to applicants and students and to all other aspects of student life.