PTA Program Acceptance Criteria

Admissions Requirements

All applicants to the Physical Therapist Assistant Associate Degree Program must:

  • Submit a completed application. Complete the 15-minute online application here.*
  • Interview with and secure the recommendation of a member of the Bay State College Admissions Team. Schedule a campus visit and interview here.
  • During your interview, sign and submit the provided CORI Acknowledgement Form.
  • During your interview, sign and submit the provided Program Disclosure Form.
  • Complete the Wonderlic English and Math assessment test and place into English 102 and Math 104 or higher. 
  • Within three days of your interview, sign and submit the provided Enrollment Agreement.  
  • Submit an official, sealed high school/GED transcript (if you do not have a college degree) with a GPA of 2.7 or higher, and a Life Lab Science with a grade of C or better. 
  • Submit an official, sealed college transcript/s (if applicable) with a GPA of 2.7 or higher. (12 transfer credits), and a Life Lab Science with a grade of C or better. 
  • Submit a proof of graduation from your high school or (if applicable) college.  
  • Note: The transfer credit policy for sciences and other courses is found here.

*Please note: The Office of Enrollment Management reserves the right to request additional supporting material. Bay State College reserves the right to make exceptions on Admissions decisions. Exceptions are at the discretion of the College and are on a case-by-case basis. Should you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Team at 617-217-9080 or

Bay State College Program Change Policy

Current Bay State College students interested in transferring into the Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) program are held to the above admissions criteria. A current student must meet first with their academic advisor to determine eligibility and obtain approval to seek the program transfer. If approval to seek a program transfer is granted the PTA program chair will review the student's candidacy for transfer and render a decision. 

Financial Aid Requirements

Other Requirements

Once you are accepted to this program, please complete the below requirements: