Are any classes online?

Presently, only general education courses may be offered online.

Is there a waiting list?

No. The program reviews the application pool every year and students not selected must re-apply to be considered for the next class.

Will applying early increase my chances of being accepted?

The program receives more applications than the 24 spots available. Applications will be accepted starting Sept. 1. Students are encouraged to have their applications in early to assure spots are still available when going through the selection process which begins in January. Applicants are interviewed and reviewed for selection in the order in which the program received their application. No applications will be accepted after June 1.

Will the PTA degree transfer toward a PT degree?

Students interested in pursuing a Master or Doctorate of Physical Therapy should contact the specific PT program for more information on transferable courses. Generally, only the biology and general education classes are transferable.

Are scholarships available?

Information on financial aid should be directed to the Financial Aid Office at (309) 796-5447.

May I work while in the program?

Yes, the majority of the students are able to work while in the program, although the program recommends not working more hours than can be manageable (usually 20 to 24 hours per week).