How to Apply | Physician Assistant Studies
Important Admission Dates
CASPA Application Deadline
Sept. 1, 2024
-must be verified by this date
Please click here to be directed to CASPA. The 2024-2025 cycle will open on April 25, 2024.
If you have any questions about CASPA, please contact them directly: CASPA Applicant Help Center
Supplemental Application Deadline
Sept. 10, 2024
-please make sure your CASPA will be verified by Sept. 1
Please click here to be directed to the Supplemental Application.
September, October and November
All interviews will be conducted virtually. Invitations will begin to go out in early August and will continue through the fall. Applicants applying early will not necessarily be invited to interview early.
Start of Program
Orientation begins mid May 2025
*If you are having any technical difficulties with our Supplemental Application, please contact ApplyWeb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please review the program's minimum requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Does Pacific University require the GRE, PA-CAT, MCAT, CASPer, etc?
No, we do not require nor evaluate any standardized test. The only exception is if English is not your native language and you can find details for that here.
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 meet 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. All communication will come to the email you gave to CASPA. To ensure notifications are received, designate email@example.com and @sendgrid.me as “safe” sources on your e-mail contact list. This will avoid your inbox from filtering important messages as SPAM.
If I have questions about the program or process, who can I contact?
Please call or email Leah Baldwin, Director of Graduate and Professional Enrollment Operations: 503-352-7224, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.