Application Requirements

Please take note of these specific program requirements and prerequisites.

School of Business

All candidates should have at least three years of high school mathematics, with algebra taken at the highest level possible. Transfer students must complete their last 48 credits and at least 50 percent of the coursework in the business administration or accounting major at Ithaca College. Further details regarding transfer credit eligibility may be found in the Ithaca College undergraduate catalog.

School of Humanities and Sciences

The following departments have certain special requirements or procedures.

Art
A personal interview with a member of the department is recommended. A portfolio of the applicant’s work may be presented at the interview. Photographs or 35 mm slides may be included if a work is too large to include conveniently in the portfolio. Applicants unable to visit the campus may send their portfolios to the Department of Art, 101 Ceracche Center, Ithaca College, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. All materials will be returned. Applicants should send sufficient return postage and insurance fees with their portfolios and indicate the amount for which the portfolio should be insured. The College is not responsible for portfolios lost in the mail.

Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics
At least three and one-half years of mathematics, including advanced algebra and trigonometry, are required.

Modern Languages and Literatures
Two full years of high school work in a modern language are required.

School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

For physical therapy and occupational therapy majors, a minimum of three years of high school mathematics and one year each of biology and chemistry are required. In addition, one year of physics is strongly recommended. Students should have some knowledge of the profession, such as volunteer experience or employment. Applicants to the physical therapy program must be able to perform the functions described in the document titled, Department of Physical Therapy Essential Functions for Physical Therapy Practice, available at the department website.

Transfer students to physical therapy and occupational therapy may submit an application any time from the first semester of their sophomore year until the summer preceding their junior year. Physical therapy transfer applicants have specific guidelines and deadlines that are outlined in the transfer opportunities section of the Department of Physical Therapy website. Please contact the Office of Admission for more information.

Applicants seeking transfer into physical therapy should have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and grades of B or better in all science courses.