PTA Steps to Admission  

Requirements Due Date All of the following requirements must be completed and received by February 1st.

2018 Physical Therapist Assistant Program Steps to Admission for Fall 2019
All of the following requirements must be completed and received by February 1st.


Read these procedures carefully and follow the instructions below to maintain your candidacy in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Students who require accommodations due to a disability should contact the Disability Support Office at 610-799-1190 or Educational Support Services at 610-799-1156.

1. Complete an application for admission to the college.  Please note that you will be admitted to the college as a Pre-PTA student until you complete the following admission requirements for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and are admitted to the program by the program’s admissions committee.

2. Complete the application for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, and submit it to the Admissions Office prior to February 1. 

  • The Application link will take you to the myLCCC Portal login page. After sigining in, you will be taken to the Application. 

3. Submit an official copy of your academic records including transcripts from high school or GED and from every college attended at least two weeks prior to
February 1. Note, in order to be considered for admission, students must have a minimum 2.50 GPA and have earned at least a “B” grade in algebra
.

High School Transcripts
Request a copy of your high school transcript from your high school guidance office. In order for the transcript to be considered as official, the transcript must be sent directly from the high school to the College at the address below. This is required for ALL candidates.

GED Certificates
If you completed a GED program, you must submit a copy of your certificate to the College at the address below AND your high school transcripts up to the time when you departed.

College Transcripts
If you have previous college experience you must request official copies of ALL of your college transcripts from the registrar’s office of every college you attended. In order for the transcript to be official, the transcript must be sent directly from the college to LCCC at the address below.

Lehigh Carbon Community College
Registration/Student Records
4525 Education Park Drive
Schnecksville, PA 18078

Please note: Official transcripts from every high school and college attended up to and including the most current fall semester must be received at least two weeks prior to February 1st in order for your admissions file to be considered complete.

4. Schedule and complete the LCCC Skills Assessment Test and Biology Placement Test if necessary.

LCCC Placement Test (free)
The Placement Test measures your skills in English, Mathematics, and Reading to determine your placement in introductory courses. The test requires approximately 2.5 hours to complete. Your results are available immediately. The Skills Assessment Test may be taken at any of the LCCC campuses. Please call the campus that is most convenient for you to arrange a time to complete the Skills Assessment Test.

  • Main Campus in Schnecksville- 610-799-1575
  • The Donley Center in Allentown- 610-799-1940
  • LCCC Jim Thorpe- 570-669-7010
  • The Morgan Center in Tamaqua- 570-668-6880


Exemptions and Waivers
If you have completed college-level courses in English composition, mathematics, college algebra or higher-level mathematics course and/or 9 credits in social sciences or humanities courses, you may be exempt from all or part of the Skills Assessment Test. To qualify for exemption, call the Advising Office at 610-799-1137.

Biology Placement Test
The Biology Placement Test covers general biology concepts and requires approximately one hour to complete. The Biology Placement Test may be taken at any of the LCCC locations. Please call a location listed under LCCC Placement Test to arrange a time to complete the Biology Test.

Exemptions and Waivers
If you have completed a college-level biology course with a “C” or better at LCCC or another accredited college or university, you may be exempt from the Biology test requirement.

5. After all steps are completed, only the most qualified candidates will be invited to schedule one interview with the PTA Program Admissions Committee. Interviews are scheduled during the months of February and March.

The applicant should be prepared to discuss his/her interest in the Physical Therapist Assistant program, his/her understanding of the role and values of the PTA in the healthcare setting, and personal characteristics that make the applicant a strong candidate to succeed.

All candidates will be notified of their admission status by April 30th via U.S. Mail.

Director, PTA Program

afragassi@lccc.edu

610-799-1021