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Application Requirements / Enrollment Eligibility

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program admits a maximum of 30 students once per year. Classes start in the fall semester.

To enroll in the Physical Therapist Assistant program students must have completed/passed the prerequisite courses having a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the prerequisite courses. Courses passed with a grade of "P" or "CR" will be calculated into the student's GPA as a "C" grade. Make sure to calculate your prerequisite GPA including the grade and the units per course.

Steps to Apply to PTA

Please review the eligibility requirements above carefully. 

First-Time Applicants:

Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements above and have not applied to the program, along with applicants who have previously applied and did not meet the requirements but subsequently completed new coursework to meet the eligibility requirements, are considered First-Time Applicants and will need to complete the following steps to apply to the program.

  1. Apply to Sacramento City College.
  2. Attend a PTA information session.
  3. Provide official college transcripts for any college outside of the Los Rios Community College District (American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake or Sacramento City Colleges) to the Admissions and Records Office to be placed on your record prior to applying to the program.
  4. Complete a Course Substitution Petition for any classes taken outside the Los Rios Community College District and not included on the PTA Course Equivalency Chart, and submit to the Admissions and Records Office.
  5. The application period for the 2023-2024 school year for first-time applicants occurs from the start of Fall semester 2023 (August 19, 2023) through April 15, 2024.
    Online Application for First-Time Applicants

Returning Applicants:

Returning applicants are applicants who submitted an application the previously year, were informed by the program they met the requirements, and were issued an alternate number. Returning applicants are required each year to submit a return applicant application to maintain their place on the alternate list.

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are open to returning applicants from March 15, 2024 until April 15, 2024. You will need to reference your alternate candidate number from the prior year. If you do not have an alternate candidate number from the prior year, please complete the First-Time Applicants form.

Online Application for Returning Applicants