• Physical Therapist Assistant Program Application


  • Prior to applying, it is very important that you read through the application and admissions criteria found in the Admission Details section. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to remain informed of requirements as criteria can change from year to year.

    Accommodations - The application must be hand signed and submitted along with supporting documents to Mt. Hood Community College’s Admissions, Registration and Records Office, 26000 SE Stark St, Gresham OR 97030.  People requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the Disability Services Office at 5503-491-6923 or dsoweb@mhcc.edu.

    Admission of all students is centralized in the Admissions, Registration and Records office. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant program. The Admissions, Registration and Records office has the final authority on what constitutes equivalency for all admission criteria and has the sole authority to inform students of their admission status.

    The Admissions Evaluator has the final authority on what constitutes equivalency for all admission criteria. If you have questions regarding admission requirements and procedures, please email LRadmissions@mhcc.edu.

    Need assistance making sure your application is complete? Meet with admissions during Open Hours, mhcc.edu/LRQA.

    Reasons for Admission Disqualification- Withholding information or giving untruthful answers to questions on the program application could be cause for non‐acceptance or dismissal from the program. Students who were admitted and then failed a required course or were dismissed from the program or any other health related program may be denied admission into the program.

    Individuals with a criminal record may not be allowed into a healthcare facility as a student. Because it is not possible to meet the objectives of the program without having clinical experience, anyone with a positive criminal or abuse history may not be eligible for acceptance in the Physical Therapist Assistant program. In addition, the Physical Therapist Licensing Board requires a criminal background check upon applying for licensure. For more information on the Oregon PT Board licensing requirements, visit http://www.oregon.gov/ptbrd. If the applicant has a positive criminal background, it is suggested they speak with the Dean of Health Professions before applying for the program.

    Application Reopen Disclosure - In the event of an insufficient applicant pool, applicants that have already gone through the interview process (within the same application year) are not allowed to reapply should the program reopen. Applicants may reapply during the application cycle for the following year.

    Previous Admission - Applicants who were previously accepted into the program and then declined acceptance or withdrew may not be given priority consideration in subsequent applications. Individuals will need to re‐apply to the program and will be required to meet the current program admission requirements and program standards. Materials cannot be brought forward from previous applications for a current application. Updated official transcripts are required if new courses have been taken.

    Approximate Admissions Processing Timeline*
    July 2017 Applicants may begin submitting applications to the program.
    March 30, 2018 Application deadline, all materials due by 5 pm. No postmark date allowed. No Exceptions.
    April 2018 Interview invitations emailed (up to top 64 applicants only)
    April/May 2018
    • Interviews held
    • Notifications of interview results emailed
    • Top 24 qualified applicants are accepted into the program
    • The next 16 qualified candidates are placed onto an alternate list. Alternates are offered a position in the class if any of the first 24 candidates decline a position in the program.
    *Dates are subject to adjustment. We ask that you DO NOT inquire about the status of your application while processing is taking place to help expedite the evaluation process.
    Application Facts
    Year Total Applicants Complete Incomplete Most common reasons for incomplete applications
    2017 108 98 10
    • Incomplete A&P series
    • GPA too low
    • Did not reapply for general admission to MHCC
    • Missing transcripts
    2016 120 106 14
    • GPA too low
    • Incomplete A & P Series
    • Missing transcripts
    • Unmet prerequisites
    • Observation hours incomplete/incorrect
    2015 144 129 15
    • GPA too low
    • Incomplete A & P Series
    • Missing transcripts
    • Unmet prerequisites
    • Observation hours incomplete/incorrect