Important Dates

The following dates apply to the 2016 physical therapy admission process.

Mid-October 2016: Applications available on the ORPAS website.

January 6, 2017 (11:59 PM ET):  Deadline for all application materials, including references.

January 13, 2017:  Deadline for ORPAS to receive payments. 

January 30, 2017 : Deadline for ORPAS to receive initial transcripts for all course work to date.

February 2017: After receiving the application and all of the official transcripts, ORPAS will calculate a sub-GPA. You can check your Verification Report (VR) by logging into your ORPAS application. This report is available once your academic record has been reviewed by ORPAS, which will occur in February. The VR will present an up-to-date summary of all information contained in your application, including what transcripts and Confidential Assessment Forms have been received. It will also include the sub-GPA and a list of all courses/grades used in the calculation.  ORPAS will send you an email once this report is available to view.

It is your responsibility to check this report and contact ORPAS by March 1, 2017 if there are any discrepancies. If you have any change requests after viewing this report, you  can make the request by logging into SAM (which is accessed through the ORPAS online application). If you completed graduate level courses or were educated outside of North America,  PT Department will perform a manual GPA calculation.

Late March/early April 2017: Emails will be sent to students receiving an invitation to write the CAP (admission entrance exam), and letters will be mailed to unsuccessful applicants. Emails will be sent to the email address that was provided to ORPAS in your online application. Please check your settings on your email to ensure that the interview invitation is not re-routed to your “junk” mailbox.

(On Monday April 3, Department of Physical Therapy sent out CAP 2017 invitation. GPA cutoff 2017: 3.82).

April 21, 2017: Applicants invited to the CAP have until 4PM EDT on this date to RSVP for the CAP.

April 26, 2017: Alternate CAP day for students with religious observances and special requirements (test takes place at U of T during business hours).

(Saturday) April 29, 2017: CAP day at U of T.

May 19, 2017 : Admission results will be emailed to all applicants by 10 AM. Cindy Cao, Student Liaison Officer, will include instructions on how to respond (accept/decline) to offer via ORPAS, and what to expect for individuals placed on the waitlist.

Admission letters will also be mailed to all applicants on this date, it may take up to 2 weeks to receive the package depending on your mailing address.

June 2, 2017: Response to first-round offers due.

June 9,  2017: This is the earliest date by which waitlisted applicants will be contacted with offers to U of T’s MSc PT program. The waitlist remains in effect until the beginning of classes in September 2017. If you have firmly accepted another PT offer from Western, Queen’s, McMaster or Ottawa, we are not permitted to contact you with an offer. There are no guarantees that we will go to our waitlist to make any offers.

June 9, 2017 (date pending from ORPAS): Provisional acceptances become firm acceptances.

June 30, 2017: Deadline for receipt of final transcripts (with degrees conferred) at ORPAS. This includes transcripts for any courses that were in progress when the ORPAS application was submitted. Typically the “degree conferred” notation is only added after the official convocation ceremony, so take this into consideration when ordering transcripts.

Late July 2017: Applicants who have accepted admission to the PT program at U of T will be mailed a registration package, which includes details on registration, schedules, textbooks, etc.

August 1, 2017: Upon entry to the physical therapy program, students are required to provide a copy of a valid certificate in both Standard First Aid and CPR including adult, infant and child training (Level C). First year students must take the course no earlier than August 1 and no later than the first day of classes in September. A copy of the certificate as evidence of the certification/re-certification must be submitted to the department in September when classes begin.