How to Apply | Physician Assistant Studies

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Important Admission Dates

The deadlines for entry in May 2015 have passed. CASPA will reopen in April for the next cycle and our Supplemental Application will be available in May.



Important Resources

CASPA Application Deadline

Sept. 1, 2015

must be verified by this date

CASPA Website

Supplemental Application Deadline

Sept. 1, 2015

Supplemental Application
*will not be available until early May


November, December and January


Start of Program

Late May 2016

Physician Assistant Curriculum Overview

*If you are having any technical difficulties with our Supplemental Application, please contact CollegeNET at 503-973-5213.

Pacific University requires the CASPA Application and the Pacific University Supplemental Application in order for an application to be considered complete and ready for review.

Please review the program's minimum requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Pacific University require the GRE?

No, we do not require nor evaluate the GRE.

Do I fill out the CASPA first and then will Pacific send me the Supplemental Application?

No, both are available on this website. Pacific needs to receive both applications before evaluation and an applicant can submit the applications in any order.

What if I'm finishing my hours up this summer?

In order to meet minimum requirements, an applicant must show a minimum of 1,000 hours of patient care experience at the time of CASPA submission. We do not project for future hours.

What if my GPA is below the minimum requirements?

Pacific University will not review applications that do not meet minimum criteria.

When will I hear from the program?

We do not utilize a rolling admissions process. It's possible that an applicant will not hear from us until after the deadlines have passed.

Please Note

  • It can take several business days to process applications
  • You will receive an email confirming receipt of your applications
  • The majority of correspondence will be through the email given in your application. Please make sure you are checking any junk or spam folders.