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Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
How to Apply
•  What is a PA?
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•  Program Completion
•  Matriculation Requirements
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The 2014-2015 Admissions Cycle opened on May 1, 2014, with all materials due on November 1, 2014.  Once the admissions cycle is opened no changes can be made to the requirements.

All application materials must be received by the deadline. The program will not review applications that are incomplete, received after the deadline, or do not meet the minimum standards.

The application cycle begins annually on May 1, and those who meet the minimum requirements can apply by completing the following three-step process:
  1. Apply through the Centralized Application Service of Physician Assistants (CASPA) at http://www.caspaonline.org.  Official transcripts and three references, one of which must be from a Medical Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathy, or a Physician Assistant, are considered part of the CASPA application must be sent directly to them. The CASPA application must be e-submitted, completed and verified by November 1.

  2. Mail the completed Supplemental Application, included with the Application Guide, along with a check or money order for the non-refundable fee of $110.00.

  3. Submit Graduate Record Examination Score directly and electronically to Institution Code 1880. For details, visit www.ets.org.  If desired, applicants may self-report unofficial scores on their CASPA application, but must also send  official scores directly to the school.

If an international student, the applicant must also:
  • take all prerequisites in the U. S. to establish a USA GPA.
  • have all international coursework and degrees evaluated by World Education Services for submission with CASPA application.
  • apply by October 1 to the Office of International Services: USA International Services.
If a U. S. student with international coursework, the applicant should consult CASPA instructions for clarification on evaluations and submission: CASPA Instructions and FAQs

It is the applicant’s responsibility to monitor the delivery of all materials to the program office and to CASPA and to address any issues with them.  For convenience, CASPA now offers a smartphone app for monitoring your application. See the CASPA online portal at https://portal.caspaonline.org/.

University of South Alabama Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions Department of Physician Assistant Studies