Physical Therapy Articulation Agreement

Program Description

Gettysburg College has an early assurance program with Drexel University. This program helps to facilitate early admission of students enrolled at Gettysburg into Drexel's Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. The program allows a student to obtain a decision regarding his or her admission in Drexel's DPT program in the spring of his/her junior year at Gettysburg.

For more information about the early assurance program with Drexel University, please contact Kristi Waybright, the Health Professions Office Administrator ( or (717) 337-6020) or Dr. Kristin Stuempfle, the Health Professions Advisor ( or (717) 337-6448).

Program Requirements


Admission Requirements

1)      Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25

2)      Minimum science GPA of 3.00

3)      Completion of at least 10 of the following pre-requisite courses with a grade of
         "C" or better and a plan of study in place for completion of the remaining courses

4)      Prerequisite courses:

  • General Biology with laboratory -2 courses
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology - 2 courses (or 1 course in Mammalian Physiology)
  • Upper Level Biology - one course (or 1 HS 300 level course)
  • General Chemistry with laboratory - 2 courses
  • General Physics with laboratory -2 courses
  • General Psychology - 1 course
  • Additional Psychology - 1 course (developmental or abnormal preferred)
  • Statistics - 1 course
  • Humanities and Social Sciences - 5 courses
  • No pre-requisite courses may be repeated

5)      One page personal statement discussing the student's motivation and interest in becoming a physical therapist

6)      GRE: 1000 combined score for verbal and quantitative; > 4 for analytical

7)      Documented volunteer experience in physical therapy (no prescribed number of hours)

8)      Two letters of recommendation:

  • One letter is required from an academic source
  • One letter is required from a physical therapist

9)      A letter of endorsement from the Health Professions Advisor at Gettysburg College

10)  A successful interview with Drexel University


Junior Year, 1st Semester:

Take GRE

Junior Year, 2nd Semester:

Apply to Drexel (fee waived)

Review of credentials by Drexel

Invited for interview

Receive Provisional Acceptance Letter

Submit Intent to Enroll Form

Senior Year, 1st Semester:

Drexel reviews accepted students for scholarships

Updated transcripts may be required

Upon Graduation:

Send final transcript to Drexel for verification of degree