How to Apply

The BYU-I PTA program will accept applications during each Spring semester (April-July). Applications will be accepted, until the Monday after Spring graduation, for the upcoming Fall semester.  Applications due July 27, 2015 for Fall 2015.  

Statement of Nondiscrimination:  BYU-Idaho considers nondiscrimination to be fundamental to its mission, goals, and objectives. The university is committed not to unlawfully discriminate in the administration of its educational policies and practices for all individuals who meet University and department academic requirements and agree to abide by the University's standards of conduct and behavior.

Step 01 (Check to See if You Qualify to Apply):

Students applying to the BYU-I PTA program must meet the following qualifications.  Check to see if you are eligible to apply:

  • It is recommended that you complete one semester with at least a 12 credit load before applying to the program.  Successful completion of at least 12 credits in one semester demonstrates your ability to maintain grades with a decent academic load.
  • Overall GPA must be 3.0 or higher.  You must demonstrate a minimum of a "C" in all pre-requisite courses and the averaged GPA of the following courses must also be 3.0 or higher:  Bio 264/264L, Bio 265/265L, HRHP 359 & HS 280.
  • You must be able to graduate from the PTA program with less than 120 credits. OR, graduate with less than 140 credits with a dual degree (BS & AAS). So, consider these limits when applying. CLICK HERE to see a listing of all PTA pre-requisite and program courses.  This will help you figure out if you can graduate within these limits.  For a specific grad plan, contact Academic Discovery (Benson 240, 208-496-9830).
  • Students who already have a bachelor's degree or higher are not eligible to apply according to university policy (you will not be admitted into the university and therefore can not be accepted into the program).

If you are eligible to apply, continue on to steps 02 & 03.

Step 02 (Download and Begin Your Application):

CLICK HERE to get a .pdf of the application packet.

Step 03 (Truescreen Background Check):

The application will not be considered complete until your background check has been verified.  Please CLICK HERE for instructions on how to complete the Truescreen background check.

Basic Background Check Cost: $27.00