The goals of the Delgado PTA Program Admissions Committee are to admit students in the PTA Program who are qualified, who will be successful in completing the program, who will become licensed Physical Therapist Assistants, and who will be effective and compassionate health care providers.
Delgado Community College is an open admissions college; however acceptance into the PTA Program is by selection only and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. Delgado Community College assures equal opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status or veteran's status in the admission to, participation in, or employment in the programs and activities of the college.
Applications to the PTA Program are available in January of each year. Students wishing to apply for admission to the PTA Program must submit a completed application to the Division of Allied Health no later than March 31 for the year in which an application is made.
Application to the PTA Program is completed only when (1) the application form, (2) at least 2 Documentation of Experience Forms (DOEs) submitted in separate, signed, sealed envelopes, and (3) OFFICIAL college transcripts are received by the Allied Health Admissions Office. Submit your application and supporting documents (DOE forms, Official college transcripts) in a large envelope to the Allied Health Division Admissions Office. Students are responsible for making sure that their application is complete.
Click to download the Application and the DOE forms. Part 1 and Part 2 of the DOE forms must be submitted together in a signed/sealed envelope. Please submit application and supporting documents (i.e., DOE forms, official college transcripts), sealed in a large envelope to the Allied Health Admissions Office.
Students are eligible to apply for admission to the PTA program who have:
Program applicants should be aware that visible tattoos and body piercings (other than earrings) are not permitted in many clinical affiliates. Upon acceptance into a program and the commencement of clinical rotations, students may be required to cover visible tattoos and remove visible piercings.NOTE: Applicants with college credits older than 10 years should contact the Allied Health Admissions Office for advising. Delgado has a policy which addresses Academic Renewal (the act of declaring void all prior credits attempted and earned). If you are interested in information regarding Academic Renewal and the procedure to initiate this process you must contact the Delgado Admissions Office at 504-671-5018.
The PTA Admissions Committee reviews and evaluates each application on an impartial basis. The Admissions Committee consists of the PTA Program Director, ACCE, Faculty (full and part-time), and the Allied Health Division Admissions Advisor.
Selection to the PTA Program is based on evaluation of the total application for each qualified applicant including academic and work history, experience in physical therapy, and a writing sample. The following criteria are used in making admission decisions for every qualified student:
Persons accepted into the PTA Program are required to: