Prospective PTA Students

Simply click on the following informational tiles to begin your path towards a successful career in healthcare!

Information Sessions

Information Sessions and attendance will not be recorded. Students are highly encouraged to attend an Information Session to learn more about Chaffey’s PTA Program. Topics include accreditation information, employment outlook, program prerequisites, screening and selection process, program costs, curriculum, weekly schedule and much more! There will be an opportunity for questions during our Q&A towards the end of the session.

Coming soon! Check back in July for Fall 2024 Info Sessions.
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Take the First Step!

  1. Browse through the PTA Program’s website for program information.

    Topics included: accreditation information, employment outlook, program prerequisites, application and selection process, program costs, curriculum, weekly schedule and much more!

  2. Become a Chaffey College Student

    New or returning students to Chaffey College must complete the online Chaffey College Application to receive a Chaffey College Student Identification Number and/or reactive your account. New students will receive a Chaffey College Student ID number within the same business day via email. Continuing students do not need to reapply to Chaffey College.

  3. Submit ALL official college/university transcript(s)

    For courses completed at another college, students MUST submit official transcripts to the Chaffey College, Admissions & Records Department in one of the three options listed below:
    • Electronically (preferred): Students may order their electronic transcripts to be sent to: transcripts@chaffey.edu via official electronic sources.
    • In-person: Students may drop off sealed, official transcripts to one of the Admissions & Records Departments located on the Rancho Cucamonga, Chino, or Fontana campuses during regular business hours.
    • U.S. Postal Service: Students may mail their official transcripts to the following address:

      Chaffey College
      Admissions & Records
      5885 Haven Avenue
      Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737

      For more information, please visit the Chaffey College, Admissions & Records Department website.

  4. Submit official high school transcripts to Chaffey College’s Admissions & Records

    Students using high school coursework to meet program pre-requisites must submit official high school transcripts to Admissions & Records.

    Official electronic high school transcripts may be sent to Chaffey College’s Admissions & Records Department at the following email address: transcripts@chaffey.edu via https://www.parchment.com/ or other official electronic sources. Please refer to other options for in-person drop off or U.S. postal mailing noted above.

    For students that may have completed their high school education outside of the United States: High school coursework completed outside of the United States requires a separate evaluation completed by an external agency to verify high school equivalency. The student will be responsible for the fees associated with this evaluation. (Please select detailed evaluation on your requests). Please check with a Chaffey College Counselor to determine necessity of this step.

    Chaffey College recommends using the SpanTran Agency.

    The following agencies are also approved by Chaffey College’s Admissions & Records Department. If you do not see the agency that you used to evaluated your international transcripts, please contact Admissions & Records
    1. Academic and Professional International Evaluations, Inc. (APIE)
    2. Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI)
    3. American Education Research Corporation (AERC)
    4. Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
    5. Educational Records Evaluation Service (ERES)
    6. International Education Research Foundation, Inc. (IERF)
    7. SpanTran: The Evaluation Company Tel: (646) 475-2750
      For discounted rate, please use this application.
    8. World Education Services, Inc. (WES)
  5. Meet with a Chaffey College Counselor

    Arrange an appointment with a Counselor to review your external transcripts, assist you with creating and staying on track with your Educational Plan, and/or assist with preparing for your PTA program application. You may visit the Chaffey College, Academic & Career Counseling website to arrange your appointment.
Looking ahead

In preparation for your counseling appointment, please review the PTA program prerequisites coursework.

Learn more about the application selection process

Students that are deemed eligible to apply will be placed in one of the following tiered categories. Applications will then be randomly selected for acceptance into the PTA program.

Tier 1: BIOL 20 Human Anatomy and BIOL 22 Human Physiology or equivalents are completed with a 3.0 GPA or higher within the past 10 years recency, and the additional program prerequisites are completed with a minimum of a 2.8 GPA.

Tier 2: BIOL 20 Human Anatomy and BIOL 22 Human Physiology or equivalents are completed with a 2.0 GPA or higher within the past 10 years recency, and the additional program prerequisites are completed with a minimum of a 2.8 GPA.

Tier 3: BIOL 20 Human Anatomy and BIOL 22 Human Physiology or equivalents are completed with a 2.0 GPA or higher within the past 10 years recency, and the additional program prerequisites are completed with a minimum 2.8 GPA with some coursework in-progress at the time of application.

Financial Aid is available.

The steps to apply for financial aid are located on the Chaffey College Financial Aid website. Chaffey College provides financial aid workshops, live online support, and staff members to assist you in managing your financial aid.

Public Notification of Accreditation

Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Effective October 31, 2023, Chaffey College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (909) 652-7469 or email adeel.rizvi@chaffey.edu 

Candidate for Accreditation is an accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status does not assure that the program will be granted Initial Accreditation.