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Incoming Student Checklist

Now that you are admitted to the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program, all new students are required to complete the items below:

Important Dates:

March 11, 2016    Residency Certification Due
March 21, 2016   Immunization Records Due
May 15, 2016   Emergency Contacts and BLS/CPR/AED Certification Due

 1 - Complete Residency Certification

  • The Residency Form must be completed in order for the Registrar’s Office to determine your residency status. The deadline for submission is March 11, 2016
  • Please send the Residency and Immunization Certification Forms first by fax (303-724-9016) or scan/email ( Then please ground mail the original forms to the address below:
    CU Physical Therapy Admissions
    MS-C244, 13121 E. 17th Avenue, Room 3108
    Aurora, CO 80045
  • Please include your Social Security Number (SSN) on the form. The PT Program must manually input your SSN into our system before any campus office (including Financial Aid) can access your account.
  • Non-residents must fill out only the first page and sign the back page.
  • Current Colorado residents must fill out the entire form.
  • If you will be less than 23 years old (and not married or emancipated) as of May 1, 2016, a parent or legal guardian must fill out the first 9 questions. Those answers must be about them, not about you. You must answer questions 10-13. Both of you must sign the last page of the form if you will not be 23 years old by May 1, 2016.

     2 - Immunization Policy for Physical Therapy Students

    • If you do not have your childhood records you must get individual titers to assure you are immune to each contagious disease. A titer is a blood test that determines your immunity to a specific contagious disease. All immunizations or titers that demonstrate immunity are REQUIRED. Finding childhood records can be time consuming, so please get started right away.
    • All incoming students must demonstrate immunity to Hepatitis B. If you are in the process of receiving your Hepatitis B immunizations for the first time, you are required to have the three-shot series and provide the date and result of a positive HBSAB (antibody, NOT antigen) titer 1-2 months after the third dose. If you are have completed your Hepatitis B immunizations more than one year ago, you must provide the exact dates each vaccine was received. If the dates of your 2nd and 3rd injections were not given within 1 month and 6 months from the date of the first vaccine, or if you received your vaccinations as a child, you must submit result of a blood titer. If the 3-dose series is needed, then the doses should be in a 0, 1, 6 month interval with a titer done 1-2 months after the last dose. If immunity is not present, then another 3-dose series must be done followed by another titer. If after 6 doses no immunity is present, then you are considered a “non-responder” and no further testing or immunization is required. Clinical facilities may require an additional blood titer prior to allowing a student to come on site at their discretion.
    • The TB Test is a 2-step process. The 2-step series is required by the School of Medicine regardless of what outside health care personnel may tell you. It is explained on the second page of the immunization form. If you have documentation of one TB Test within the last 12 months, you will only need one additional test instead of two. You must renew the TB test annually throughout the time of your enrollment in the Program.
    • All immunizations or titers that demonstrate immunity are REQUIRED. Finding all this information is very time consuming, so you need to get started right away.
    • All students MUST be vaccinated annually for influenza. Documentation must be on file with the PT Program by November 1 each year.
    • The Immunization Certification Form must be completed by all students entering any program in the School of Medicine. Immunizations are required for participation on campus and in your clinical education placements. Must be completed by March 21, 2016.
    • Please send the Immunization Certification Form first by fax (303-724-9016) or scan/email ( Then please ground mail the original form to us at the address below:
      CU Physical Therapy Admissions
      MS-C244, 13121 E. 17th Avenue, Room 3108
      Aurora, CO 80045
    • For further assistance, contact Dr. Nancey Johnson Bookstein at 303-724-9133.

       3 - BLS / CPR / AED

      • Certification is due by May 15, 2016.  Please send copies of both sides of your BLS/CPR card by fax to 303-724-9016 or by email to
      • All students in the School of Medicine are required to maintain BLS for Healthcare Providers certification. The required course is the Health Professional CPR/BLS course that includes adult, children, infant, and AED competencies. The courses for lay people will not suffice. First Aid courses are not necessary and cannot be substituted for CPR. The American Heart Association and the American Red Cross provide certification that is good for 2 years. Go to the American Heart Association to find a course near you​.
      • You are responsible to renew your certification on time so that you remain certified throughout the time you are in the Program. If your certification expires, you can renew it on campus; courses are available through the PT Alumni Association.

       4 - Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid


       5 - Activate your UCDAccess Student Portal (Admitted Portal)

      The UCDAccess student portal is your one-stop shop to complete many of your student transactions. Through the portal, you can access your student center account, pay tuition and student fees, and much more! You will receive your Student ID number (SID) in a seperate email by Monday, March 2, 2015.

      How to Access CU Denver Access

      To access your UCD Access Student Portal you must first activate your UC Denver account.

      1. Visit MyAccount and complete steps 1‐5 *For step 1 you will need your Student Identification number (SID), If you do not know your SID, you will receive an email from the admissions team with your Student ID Number (SID)
      2. Ensure you remember your password
      3. Upon completion of step 5 you will receive a “Step 6” screen that will provide your email address and your UC Denver user name.
      4. Both your email address and user name will be used in conjunction with your password to gain access to UCD Access

       5 - Accept or Decline your Financial Aid Award via UCDAccess Student Portal

      • After accepting your loans, follow the instructions to complete the Master Promissory Notes and Entrance Counseling.
      • Aid will disburse directly to your student account to pay tuition and fees first. Excess funds will be issued to student in a refund. (See Bursar's Office about setting up direct deposit to your bank account).
      • For further assistance, contact Financial Aid at 303-556-2886.

       6 - Sign in to your UC Denver Email and Check it Regularly

      The University assigns all enrolled students with a email account. Faculty and staff will use your University email to communicate with you. Your university email is provided to you when you activate your UCDAccess student portal.

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       7 - Emergency Contact Persons

      We need to have contact information for your next of kin as well as a local contact if you have one.