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Important Admission Dates



Important Resources

CASPA Application Deadline

Sept. 1, 2019

-must be verified by this date
-as stated on the CASPA website, it can take them up to two weeks on average to verify, please plan accordingly
-We will not review applications verified after September 1st

CASPA will open for the next cycle in late April. 

CASPA Applicant Help Center


Supplemental Application Deadline

Sept. 5, 2019

Our Supplemental Application will be available when CASPA opens. 
There is a non-refundable $55 Supplemental Application Fee.


October and November

Invitations will not go out until after deadlines have passed and throughout the fall.

Start of Program

Late May 2020

Physician Assistant Curriculum Overview

*If you are having any technical difficulties with our Supplemental Application, please contact ApplyWeb at

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.

Is Pacific University on rolling admissions?

No, we are not on rolling admissions. An applicant is not more competitive if they submit their materials early. All applicants who meets the deadlines will have the same chance at an interview.

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 and throughout the fall/winter. All communication will come to the email you gave to CASPA. To ensure notifications are received, designate and as “safe” sources on your e-mail contact list. This will avoid your inbox from filtering important messages as SPAM.

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.