PTA Fall Application Deadline
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
HOW DO I APPLY TO THE PTA PROGRAM?
1. Prospective candidates for the PTA Program meet a College Admissions Representative to learn about and tour the College. All PTA Program applicants must first meet all of the requirements for admission to Casa Loma College, including successfully passing the College entrance examination, TABE, and achieving the minimum score on the TOEFL-iBT for applicants who are not native English speakers.
2. PTA Program applicants must then submit a portfolio to the Admissions Representative by a specified date, December 1st.. The contents of the portfolio must include:
a. Two (2) letters of recommendation from persons unrelated to the applicant.
b. Two (2) signed and sealed Prospective Student Observation Forms which together demonstrate forty-eight (48) hours of observation. The student must demonstrate having observed two different types of clinical settings (e.g., one acute care hospital and one outpatient clinic, or one neurologic rehab center and one children’s health center, etc).
c. Signed Essential Functions form (you may request from the admissions office)
d. Copies of transcripts from high school and any post-secondary educational experiences.
e. Personal statement, an essay that tells the college about the prospective student, no more than three (3) typed double-spaced pages.
3. Applicants will then meet with a Financial Aid Advisor to discuss and get an estimate of their financial obligations and available financial assistance resources.
4. PTA Program candidates who have submitted a completed portfolio are then scheduled for a personal interview with the Program Admissions Panel. An interview will not be scheduled without a completed portfolio having been submitted. Interviews will be held on a date to be announced.
5. Final selection of the Program class and alternates is made following the interviews.
6. After selection, candidates return to the College to sign all required disclosures and an enrollment agreement for admission to the College and the PTA Program.
7. Selected candidates are then enrolled in a 2 week online class to introduce them to the College and to confirm that they have the skills and competencies needed to succeed in online classes.
8. Mandatory orientation meetings are held on campus for all accepted PTA Program students (including alternates) on Monday and Tuesday approximately 1-2 weeks before the scheduled start of the Program. At this time, students will receive and review the PTA Student Handbook, receive required Federal Entrance Student Loan Counseling, and receive CPR and healthcare fire safety training. Students who do not attend the entire orientation will lose their seat in the Program to the next alternate.