Application Materials required to apply to the CHA/PA Program
The 2013-14 admissions cycle is open. 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 2013-14 cycle is available at https://portal.caspaonline.org
- CHA/PA Program supplemental application and supplemental application fee. The Supplemental Application can be accessed at: http://somed.ucdenver.edu/chapa/applicantLogin.asp
- 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 from all completed coursework are submitted to CASPA for verification. Transcripts from courses in process or planned at the time of application must be received by the program as soon as possible. If you are completing application requirements during the summer, we recommend completing your CASPA application and sending summer transcripts directly to the program to avoid delay in your application submission.
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. Please allow up to 4-6 weeks after submission to receive notification that we have received the CASPA application.
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.