Congratulations on your acceptance to the doctor of physical therapy program at DMU – we hope you’re excited to join us in the summer! Below is a list of items to be completed prior to matriculation in August 2013. Please review the items and develop a plan to complete all requirements by the deadlines.
What you should do right now
Your conditions of enrollment agreement form requires a $250 seat deposit by a specific date. Please submit the non-refundable deposit by this date using this online form. Your deposit is used to open an account and is credited to your tuition when you register.
Conditions of enrollment agreement
A copy of your conditions of enrollment agreement was emailed to you along with your acceptance. Please read this information carefully and return a signed copy to the enrollment management office by the deposit deadline and keep a copy for your records. If we have listed transcripts, prerequisite coursework or official GRE scores as outstanding conditions, please be certain you have a plan for meeting these conditions prior to matriculation, as your enrollment is contingent upon them.
Planning ahead to Spring 2013
New Student Pulse and email
In early 2013 you will receive information on how to access the New Student Pulse and your DMU email address. Pulse will provide the majority of necessary information for your transition to DMU, including:
Incoming students are required to complete a criminal background check prior to matriculation. Information regarding these requirements will be sent directly to students in May 2013.
Physical examination/laboratory tests and immunizations
You must submit a current physical examination, certain laboratory tests and immunization records prior to matriculation. This detailed information will be located on Pulse.
Des Moines University requires that students in clinical programs provide proof of health insurance coverage at registration. Students may obtain their own insurance through any provider, or may elect coverage through a parent or spouse. Students may also enroll in a student plan endorsed by the university (but not officially sponsored by the university). Additional information regarding health insurance requirements will be provided in the spring.
Planning ahead to Summer 2013
Housing is abundant in the Des Moines area, and students in the past have found the greatest number of rental units become available in mid-May. It is the responsibility of each student to locate and secure suitable accommodations. To assist you, the Pulse contains the “DMU Classifieds” which serves as a posting board for housing and roommate needs. The University acts solely as a facilitator in hosting this forum.
There is a one-time $200 per car parking fee. You may register your car on Pulse and pay the parking fee in late July.
Tuition is collected in two equal payments, each August and January. Tuition and fees are established by the University’s Board of Trustees each spring and collected by the Accounting Office. 2012-2013 D.P.T. annual tuition was $21,686. (Tuition and fees are subject to change.)
Books and equipment
Required and recommended textbooks and equipment are available from Matthews Bookstore on campus. We urge you to not purchase books until you get the list during orientation and see exactly what is required, recommended and which editions will be used.
Mandatory orientation is tentatively scheduled to be held August 6-8, 2013. A schedule of events will be available in late spring.
Classes are tentatively scheduled to begin August 12, 2013.
We look forward to seeing you in the fall! Email us with any questions.