Physical Therapy (DPT)

Please review the following instructions about applying to the program.

1: Apply to the university by December 15

Apply to the university using Cal State Apply.

Please note: After you apply, you will receive your SDSU Red ID -- Your Red ID is required to submit your program application.

If you have not received your Red ID within 10-15 business days of applying, please contact Graduate Admissions. Red IDs may be issued anywhere between 1 and 15 business days, depending on when you apply. We recommend submitting your Cal State Apply application as soon as possible to ensure you receive your Red ID on time.

2: Submit Official Test Scores and Transcripts by January 12

Official test scores and transcripts must to be sent to Graduate Admissions.

Graduate Admissions
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7416

SDSU Institution Code (GRE and TOEFL): 4682

Further details can be found on the Graduate Admissions website. You can check the status of your university application, official test scores and transcripts by logging into SDSU WebPortal.

3: Complete the Program Application by December 22

Complete the Physical Therapy (DPT) program application using Decision Desk. A link to begin the application will become available on October 1.

Further information can be found on the department website: Physical Therapy (DPT).

    Note: As of Sept 19, 2016, changes have been made to the pre-requisite spreadsheet checklist. All applicants MUST download and use the 2016 SDSU Pre-requisite Spreadsheet Checklist (Approved) document from the department website. If you have previously downloaded the former completed prerequisite course checklist EXCEL sheet, you must transfer your information into the excel sheet for your pre-requisite course GPA information to be accepted for review of your application. Applicants must use the drop-down features for the following columns of the Spreadsheet (System, Term, Units, and Grade). A sample pre-requisite course checklist is provided on the department website.

For specific questions about program procedures and requirements, please contact the department at

For technical questions, please visit the Decision Desk Applicant Support Site.