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Program Admission - Special Info for Out of Town Applicants

If you want to apply to our program but live too far away to make repeated trips to Odessa College, there are a few modifications to the application procedure that will make it easier for you.

  1. Have official copies of your transcripts sent to Admissions Office.
  2. Include official or unofficial copies of these transcripts in your application file.
  3. Request a Transcript Evaluation, either online or by printing, completing and mailing the form to the Office of the Registrar.
  4. If you live in the State of Texas, you can take care of state-required placement testing at your local community college or university.
  5. If you do not live in Texas, you will need to contact the Counseling Center (432/335-6433) for help in completing state-required testing or determining exempt status.
  6. Contact Odessa College Testing Center (432/335-6620), if you wish to take the PTA Program admissions test at Odessa College.
  7. If traveling to Odessa College to take the test would be difficult for you, contact the Program Chair to find out about how to arrange a one-time, off-site administration of the test at a college close to you.
  8. Have reference and volunteer hours/reference forms completed and mailed as instructed in the Admissions Procedure in the Application Packet.
  9. Complete the Application for Admission to Health Care Programs.
  10. Make sure your application file contains the following:
    • Application for Admission to Health Care Programs
    • Revised PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Exam Scores
    • Copy of college transcripts
    • Copy of Transcript Evaluation Form (if available)
  11. Mail your complete application file (make sure you have a copy of everything in it to:
  12. Physical Therapist Assistant Program
    Odessa College
    201 W. University Blvd.
    Odessa, TX 79764

  13. Please contact the Program Chair or other faculty to make sure your file was received.
  14. Wait to be contacted by the Program regarding interviews.
 
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