PTA Application Process
PTA Program Application Dates:
- Applications open: February 1
- Applications close: April 15
- Application deadline: May 1
Process for Applying for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Follow Steps 1-3 below to apply for the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program that begins in January of next year in Grenada:
You may complete this step as soon as pre-registration for the fall opens (typically in November).
If you are not currently enrolled as a Holmes student (this semester), click on “Enroll Now” at www.holmescc.edu to complete a Holmes Community College online Admissions Application for fall, choosing AA Health Sciences as your major. After applying to the college, you must return to “Enroll Now” and complete the orientation. Please note that successful completion of Step 1 denotes acceptance to the college, not acceptance of application to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
You may complete this step on or after Feb 1 after successful completion of Step 1.
After you have been accepted to the college and know that your ACT score on file with Holmes meets the minimum requirement for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program* (click on View More under APPLICATIONS on the HCC website to see the PTA Admissions Requirements). Click on the college portal, “My Holmes,” at www.holmescc.edu and log in. Navigate to the “Academics/Career-Technical” icon at the top of the page and then go to the “Health-Related Applications” (blue box) on the lower left-hand side of the page to access the PTA (Grenada Campus) application. To apply for the PTA Program, click on Physical Therapist Assistant Application. To check the status of your application, click on PTA Application Status.
*Please note that your PTA application will not submit successfully unless official verification is on file with Holmes that you meet the minimum ACT requirement, regardless of your age. If you submit an ACT score to Holmes at a later date (by April 15) that meets the minimum SCORE requirement, you must resubmit the PTA Application. Once you successfully complete Step 2, you will be credited with any higher official ACT scores submitted to Holmes by May 1st.
Once your online application has been submitted successfully, you will gain access to the supplemental application packet. You may print the supplemental application packet at the time you submit, or you may print the supplemental application packet from the link provided when you “check the status of your application” in your myholmes portal.
You may complete this step as soon as your PTA application has been submitted successfully by April 15 and you have printed a supplemental application packet from your myholmes portal.
The completed supplemental application packet must be submitted in one package, postmarked or hand delivered by May 1, to the following address in order to be considered for selection:
Holmes Community College
1060 Avent Drive
Grenada, MS 38901
Also submit all official transcripts** for all completed coursework from all regionally-accredited colleges attended to the following address by May 1:
Office of Admissions
Holmes Community College
PO Box 398
Goodman, MS 39079
** If you have any college credit, please note that you must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 by May 1 to be considered for class selection.
After the May 1 deadline, students with the strongest applications will be scheduled for mandatory face-to-face interviews as part of the selection process.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact Tracy Herring at (662) 227-2360 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basic information about the program, including requirements, etc., may be found on the PTA program’s web pages. The electronic PTA application will be available from Feb. 1 until April 15. The supplemental application packet to be completed by May 1 will be emailed to your Holmes account as soon your electronic PTA application submits successfully by April 15. The sooner your electronic PTA application is submitted, the more time you will have to meet the other requirements in the supplemental application packet by May 1.