A. Who is the Endorsed Affiliate in country?
This could be a University or an independent third party who wishes to collaborate with Rehab Essentials. The Endorsed Affiliate will be the entity with whom RE negotiates and communicates. University affiliates typically recruit into their University to funnel students into the tDPT program. Independent third parties typically work with multiple universities and other associations to funnel students into the tDPT program
The Endorsed Affiliate will have marketing and logistics, admissions coordination, and in-country faculty coordination duties.
Marketing and logistics: marketing sufficient to recruit cohorts of at least 75 students; all logistics associated with marketing and any on-site seminars that bring US faculty in-country (e.g., the Professionalism Seminar).
B. How does Silvergate Evaluations evaluate in-country transcripts? https://silvergateevaluations.com/academic-evaluations/
Admission to University of Montana's tDPT program requires the applicant to have the equivalent of a US Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Silvergate Evaluations is an independent third party auditor who will provide an equivalency assessment that is accepted by University of Montana. Successful Key Partners typically identify individuals from several key in-country programs and sponsors their transcript evaluation. The Silvergate determination of the individual's transcript can then be applied to all individuals from those same programs. Individuals from different programs than those evaluated by Silvergate would have to submit their transcripts for an independent review and determination. Silvergate determinations take approximately 1 month. Key Partners who facilitate the Silvergate Evaluation for several key in-country programs have a much easier time marketing the program and meeting the minimum cohort requirements.
C. What are the TOEFFL Requirements?
Admission to University of Montana's tDPT program requires proof of English proficiency.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) scores may be submitted as proof.
Qualifying Scores are as follows:
Acceptable TOEFL scores: above 580 (paper-based test), above 237 (computer-based test) or above 92 (internet-based test)
Acceptable IELTS score: above 6.5
Acceptable MELAB score: above 82