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Admissions Requirements and Checklist

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1. Preparation

  • A degree in Physical/Physio Therapy 

Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.

A returning graduate student who has been granted admission into a program, enrolls in the program and then stops-out for more than 12 months must reapply to the program by the program application deadline date and meet all admission requirements. Our goal is to make this process smooth and easy for your return to St. Scholastica.

Apply for readmission

To return to the same graduate program at St. Scholastica, a returning student must apply for readmission to the College.

  • Click on Graduate Application
  • Log in with your email address, or Create a New Account
  • Be sure to answer "Yes" to the question "Were you previously enrolled in this program at St. Scholastica, and now applying for re-admission?", and this will cause the application to skip any essay or recommendation requirements.
  • If you are returning to the college but applying to a different program, please consult with your admissions counselor to determine what, if any, supplemental application materials will be required.
  • There is no fee for applying for readmission.

Taken classes elsewhere? We'll need transcripts.

If a returning student has taken courses through other colleges during their absence from St. Scholastica, official transcripts from those colleges may be required if you need credit for courses.


2. Application

Please order the following official transcripts:

  • Official transcripts of PT degree and any additional degrees following your PT degree. Official transcripts are not needed from prerequisite courses or degrees preceding the PT degree.
  • Foreign trained applicants, please email a copy of your credential evaluation report (FCCPT, WEC, etc.) directly to your admissions counselor.

Transcripts must be received on or before the application deadline. Order early in the application process!

Email official transcripts to Electronic transcripts must be from a certified electronic official transcript provider such as Parchment, Docufide, Scrip Safe, National Clearinghouse or other certified, online transcript services.

Mailed transcripts must be in the original sealed envelope from the school. Mail to:

The College of St. Scholastica
Transcript Processing
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811

  1. Complete the Online Application.
  2. Upload the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy essay as part of the online application

    The tDPT essay serves two purposes: First to inform us of your ability to write at the graduate level and second to inform us of your potential fit with our program. The essay needs to reflect the applicant's ability to write at the graduate level, which is a critical component of our program. 

    Prepare a 500-word essay, typed and double-spaced, answering the following:
    • What are your reasons for pursuing a Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree?
    • How will seeking a Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree enhance your professional career?
    • How will completing the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree affect your practice and delivery of healthcare?
    • Why did you choose The College of St. Scholastica for your studies?
  3. Upload Resume or Curriculum Vitae in the online application

Please see our International Admissions page for information on additional documentation that may be required.

There are many financial aid options available to help you pay for your education — from grants, loans and scholarships to employer reimbursement and discounts. Contact the OneStop Student Services office early in the application process at (877) 287-8716 or


3. Post-Completion

After you are notified a decision has been made regarding your application, log into your application portal, view your decision letter, and click "Reply to Offer".

As a college student at St. Scholastica, you get to take the lead in your own education and assume responsibility for your success. Please use our accepted students information page to help you along the way, and remember, your advisors and instructors are here to guide and support you as you proceed through your journey toward a degree.

You may be eligible to receive transfer credits for coursework you’ve completed. See our Graduate Transfer Credit Policy for more information and complete a  Credit Transfer Application Form. This form can be completed and provided to your program advisor and/or program department contact.

Application Deadlines

Fall: Aug. 15
Spring: Dec. 15 
Summer: May 2

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