Admission Requirements

  • Admission into the Undergraduate program

    The minimum requirements to be considered for acceptance to the undergraduate Physical Therapy program include:

    • Overall high school GPA of 3.0 or better.
    • SAT score of 1010 or higher or ACT score of 21 or higher
    • Completion of college prep biology and chemistry with labs and three years of college prep mathematics

    Acceptance into the Graduate Program

    The graduate program gives preference to qualified Gannon University undergraduate physical therapy applicants who meet the following criteria:

    • Maintain a minimum overall 3.0 GPA
    • Satisfy the prerequisite course GPA requirements of 3.0 with no more than four credits of repeat course work, grades of C- or below are not accepted.
    • Successful completion of an undergraduate degree from Gannon University.
    • Transferred to Gannon University and completed a minimum of 30 credits in the undergraduate physical therapy program at Gannon University.

    Early Acceptance Opportunity into the Graduate Program

    A guaranteed position in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program will be reserved for any freshman if the following criteria are met:

    • SAT total of 1050 or higher or ACT score of 23 or higher
    • GPA of 3.20 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
    • Must maintain a GPA of 3.20 or higher in Gannon undergraduate courses
    • Must maintain a GPA of 3.20 or higher in prerequisite courses with no repeated courses
    • Overall GPA will be reviewed at the end of the Freshman, Sophomore and Junior year. Overall and pre-requisite GPA will be reviewed at the end of the Senior year. GPA’s are evaluated as reported by the Registrar’s Office.

    Students who do not meet the qualifications for 4 + 3 may request consideration to the 4 + 3 at the end of the freshman year. Students must meet the following criteria to be considered for acceptance into the 4 + 3 program at the end of the freshment year:

    • Achieve a “B” or higher in one of the science prerequisite courses
    • Achieve a 3.2 or higher overall GPA at the end of the freshman year

    3 + 3 Program Opportunity

    Gannon also offers the opportunity to participate in a 3 + 3 program. This program has been designed for qualified students to earn an undergraduate degree and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in six years rather than seven. Students who wish to apply must choose a Science or Sport and Exercise Science major and meet the following criteria:

    • SAT total of 1100 or higher or ACT score of 24 or higher
    • A high school GPA of 3.40 or better.
    • Must maintain a GPA of 3.40 or higher in Gannon undergraduate courses.
    • Must maintain a GPA of 3.40 or higher in prerequisite courses with no repeated courses.
    • Overall GPA will be reviewed at the end of the Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Year. Pre-requisite GPA will be reviewed at the end of the Junior Year. GPA’s are evaluated as reported by the Registrar’s Office.