• Physical Therapist Assistant Program Application


  • Prior to applying it is very important that you read through the application and admissions criteria found in the program details section.

    Accommodations - The application must be filled out by hand and submitted, along with supporting documents to Mt. Hood Community College’s Admissions, Registration and Records Office, 26000 SE Stark St, Gresham OR 97030. If you need assistance with filling out the application or require accommodations, please contact AR@mhcc.edu or 503-491-7393.

    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.

    Questions about the application or how to apply? Contact the admissions evaluator, Janine Shockley at Janine.Shockley@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.

    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.

    Admissions Processing Timeline*
    July 1, 2016 Applicants may begin submitting applications to the program.
    March 31, 2017 Application deadline, all materials due by 5 pm. No postmark date allowed. No Exceptions.
    April 2017 Interview invitations emailed (up to top 80 applicants only)
    April/May 2017
    • 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.
    Application Facts
    Year Total Applicants Complete Incomplete Most common reasons for incomplete applications
    2016 144 129 15
    • 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
    2014 154 116 38
    • Incomplete A & P series
    • Missing transcripts
    • GPA too low