Admission Requirements

The following are requirements for admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. All of these requirements must be fulfilled and evidence of their completion must be submitted. Failure to submit evidence of fulfilling ALL admission requirements will exclude applicants from consideration for admission.

Submit a completed application for admission to RGV College during the application period

Have a High School diploma or GED equivalent.

Send official transcripts of completed pre-requisites to RGV College attention to The Program Director

Submit a completed PTA Program Application for admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.

Complete Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS - Current Version) and submit score with a minimum composite score of 60%. (Accepted scores must be within 2 years of application date)

Interview with faculty**

Please submit completed application packets to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program office by November 19, 2022!

It is strongly recommended that students complete as many of the general education core courses as possible prior to applying to the PTA Program. Because admission to the program is extremely competitive and based on a point system, the students who will be more likely to be accepted are those that score highest on admissions criteria including the early completion of general education core classes.

Is this your first application to the PTA Program?
Have you ever been accepted into the PTA Program?
Have you ever been an alternate for the PTA Program?
Have you ever been a PTA Student in another PTA program?
Have you ever been a Student in another RGV College program?
Application Checklist: (Requirements & Instructions)

Apply for admission to Rio Grande Valley College, if you have not already done so.

Request official transcripts from high school or colleges you have attended be sent to the Office of Admissions and Records for evaluation; if applicable, official GED results must be sent to the Office of Admissions and Registrar's Office for review.

Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on STC transcript. (Degree Works GPA)

Applied for TEAS ( set appointment with Admissions office if not taken).

Demonstrate documented completion of pre-requisite courses or equivalent as listed in degree plan with a ā€œCā€ or better.

Complete, sign and date the application.

Submit completed application to PTA Program prior to the current deadline date.

When completing the application, the applicant will be required to submit the following documents:

General Education Courses strongly recommended

Physical examination from US physician, Immunizations, CPR and Background check (fees may apply). Speak with an admissions representative for more information.

COVID-19 Vaccination is not required at this time for admission, however, many area hospitals, clinics and potential clinical affiliation sites do require COVID-19 vaccination.

Observation Hours / Work History (optional)
Observation Hours / Work History

By typing your name in the Applicant's Signature box and submitting this application you hereby agree that all information entered is true and accurate and confirm that you would like to apply to register at RGV College.