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Application Materials required to apply to the CHA/PA Program
The 2019-20 admission cycle is closed.

The 2020-21 admission cycle will open late spring 2020. The deadline for the CASPA and supplemental applications is September 1.  The CASPA application needs to be complete (not verified) by September 1 to meet the deadline.  CASPer scores must be received by September 1st for all applicants.  CHA/PA has rolling admissions.

The CHA/PA Program is a participant in the Centralized Application for Physician Assistants (CASPA). The CASPA website is   To apply to our program, an applicant must complete the CASPA application and CHA/PA program Supplemental Application.

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Required Materials for a complete CHA/PA Program Application

  1. Verified CASPA application including three letters of recommendation.  The CASPA application for the 2020-21 cycle will be available in April 2020.
  2. CHA/PA Program supplemental application and a nonrefundable supplemental application fee.  We are no longer accepting supplemental applications for the 2019-20 cycle.  The supplemental application for the 2020-21 admission cycle will be available mid-May 2020.
  3. CASPer is required for all applicants. CASPer is an online, video-scenario based, situational judgement test that assesses non-cognitive attributes. Results are valid for one admissions cycle.
    CASPer dates are posted each year on the CASPer website in mid-March.  You will be required to enter your CASPA ID for the CASPer assessment.

      * The GRE is not required starting in 2019.



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.

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