Students selected for an offer of admissions will be notified on or before February 1. With your offer of admission, you will receive an email that outlines the next steps and how to accept our offer. Keep in mind that you have a limited time to accept the offer. We do not require a deposit to hold your seat, but your acceptance represents a strong commitment to attend the USF DPT program.
Some of the next steps include the following:
As part of PTCAS, we collaborate with Certiphi to complete your background check. Two weeks after your offer of admission you will receive an email from Certiphi to begin the background check process. Keep in mind their is a fee charged by Certiphi in order to process your background check. If you were admitted previously by another program that uses Certiphi you do not need to redo another background check, rather Ceritphi will share that one with us.
All students enrolled in the DPT program must provide proof of health insurance prior to matriculation, and must maintain active insurance throughout the program.
Each incoming student must complete a residency form to claim in-state or out-of-state status. If claiming in-state residency, then you must also submit two proofs in the admitted students name that show 12 consecutive months of Florida residency.
Each incoming student will complete a photo release form as we do record simulations and certain activities throughout the DPT program.
We strongly recommend waiting to purchase any new technology for the program until you have received the technology requirements for your cohort.
Communicable Disease Testing required to enter the program:
Please refer to the Communicable Disease Prevention Certificate for more specifics. You may also call the Medical Health Administration Department at 813.974.3163 for any questions or clarifications.
The above requirements and several others will be shared and sent to admitted students usually in January/February, and will need to be completed by late May/early June. Specifics will be shared with each incoming cohort, however we strongly encourage you to consider some of these items as you are waiting an offer of admission to be prepared.