Application Materials required to apply to the CHA/PA Program
The 2013-14 admissions cycle is closed. The 2014-15 admission cycle will open late spring. The deadline for the CASPA and supplemental applications is September 1 with priority in application review and interview selection for applicants with all required materials received by the program by September 1. GRE scores must be received by September 1st for all applicants.
The CHA/PA Program is a participant in the Centralized Application for Physician Assistants (CASPA). The CASPA website is https://portal.caspaonline.org. To apply to our program, an applicant must complete the CASPA application and CHA/PA program Supplemental Application.
Please be sure to make the following emails safe to receive in your email account: firstname.lastname@example.org, PA-Info@ucdenver.edu, and email@example.com. You should also check your Spam or Junk mail folders periodically to be sure that emails from CHA/PA and CASPA are received.
Required Materials for a complete CHA/PA Program Application
- Verified CASPA application including three letters of recommendation. The CASPA application for the 2014-15 cycle will be available in April 2014 at https://portal.caspaonline.org
- CHA/PA Program supplemental application and supplemental application fee. We are no longer accepting supplemental applications for 2013-14 admission cycle. The application for the 2014-15 admission cycle will be available after May 15, 2014.
- The General GRE exam is required for all applicants. The GRE must be taken within the last 5 years. All GRE scores must be received by September 1st. If you have a graduate level degree, you may request a waiver on the 5 year time limit. Please submit official GRE Scores to the University of Colorado Denver, institution code 4875 (we do not have a separate department code).
Transcripts for all completed coursework are submitted to CASPA for verification. Generally, we only need official transcripts if you are offered acceptance to the program. One exception is if you completed a course after you submitted your CASPA application that is required before applying (a biology or chemistry course). The other exception is if you have transcripts from professional coursework such as a doctorate, PhD, MD, DDS, etc. Please see the CASPA FAQ section for additional information on professional courses. All other transcripts will not be considered as part of your application. See the Prerequisite Webpage for details on what courses are required before applying and before matriculation.
Professional school transcripts not verified by CASPA must be received by the CHA/PA Program.
Once your complete application packet is received in our office, you will be notified by via e-mail. Please set SPAM filters to accept e-mail from PAfirstname.lastname@example.org and Kay.Denler@ucdenver.edu.
If the applicant choses to study abroad for a semester or longer and the study program was not affiliated with a US school or program of study that provides credits and grades according to the US system, they must submit official foreign transcript reports from World Educational Services (www.WES.org). The service may take several weeks to process your foreign transcript. The CHA/PA Program must receive the WES evaluation by the application deadline. If an applicant studied abroad by a sponsoring US sending school and the credits and grades for that study appear on the US sending school transcript, and are included in the number of total credits and the cum GPA, they do not have to obtain a WES evaluation. For more information about Foreign Coursework visit our prerequisite page.