PTA Application Instructions

Students apply for enrollment to the program during the Spring Semester and enter the program in the Fall Semester.

Students wishing to apply for enrollment must submit an online application to the PTA Program. Paper applications will not be accepted.

The application materials which must be submitted by the deadline of April 15 include:

First Time Applicants

Application Form for First-Time Applicants

Returning Applicants

  • Complete the Returning Applicants form between March 15, 2020 and April 15, 2020 for Fall 2020 enrollment.
  • You will need to reference your alternate candidate number from 2019. If you do not have an alternate candidate number, please complete the ‘First Time Applicants’ form.

Application Form for Returning Applicants


  • Official sealed transcripts of college work completed outside of the Los Rios Community College District must be submitted to Admissions & Records.*
  • Do not send transcripts to the PTA Department.
  • Transcripts can be submitted at any time during the year prior to the April 15th deadline.
  • Returning applicants do not need to resubmit transcripts.

*If prerequisite courses were taken within the Los Rios Community College District (American River College, Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, Sacramento City College), then official transcripts do not need to be submitted.

If prerequisite courses have been taken at another college or university, applicants should consult the Equivalency Grid to determine course equivalency. If a course is not listed on the grid, applicants must submit a course substitution form. To do so, applicants should meet with a college counselor. Please visit the Counseling Office’s website to make an appointment.