An articulation agreement is a formal arrangement between James Madison University and a school offering a graduate professional physical therapy degree whereby JMU students who have an interest in attending such schools may apply and be accepted into such a school, so long as the student has met the minimal requirements for admission.

Some arrangements between JMU and the physical therapy program allow for an unlimited number of JMU students to be admitted into their program; other schools will put a limit on the number of students. If a program limits the number of students accepted through an articulation agreement, it does not mean that other JMU students will not be accepted. It simply means that a certain number of JMU students will be accepted to the program under the agreement. For example, if the school's agreement allows for 5 JMU students to be admitted, once they have chosen the five students from JMU who they feel are most qualified, those 5 students would be admitted under the articulation arrangement regardless of the pool of applicants from JMU that particular year. The remaining JMU students would compete with the rest of the applicants for acceptance into the physical therapy program.

JMU has articulation agreements with the following physical therapy programs:

The links above will give you more information about these articulation agreements. If you are interested in attending a PT program with whom JMU has an articulation agreement, you should begin your planning as soon as possible. Contact your Pre-PT advisor who can direct you in taking the appropriate courses and inform you of the opportunities available at JMU for you to develop a pre-professional portfolio of experience.

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