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Application Materials required to apply to the CHA/PA Program
The 2019-20 admission cycle is open. 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 2019-20 cycle is now open.
  2. CHA/PA Program supplemental application and a nonrefundable supplemental application fee.  The supplemental application for the 2019-20 admission cycle can be accessed at:
  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.  The last CASPer test date accepted for the 2019-20 admission cycle is August 20, 2019.  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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