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SELECTION CRITERIA FOR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES

Students in the Physician Assistant Program will be selected from candidates submitting complete applications with all required supporting material to the Office of Admissions (for BS/MS Program) or through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA for MS Program). A variety of criteria are used by the Physician Assistant Admissions Committee in making admission decisions. These can include:

a) previous college: cumulative grades and science course grades. The average applicant accepted for admission into the PA Program has had a combined undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) above 3.3. Applicants with combined undergraduate GPAs of lower than 3.0 may not be screened for an interview.

b) (Freshmen admission applicants only)high school: cumulative grades and science course grades & college entrance exam scores - SAT or   ACT

c) MS Graduate Program applicant - GRE

d) academic patterns such as most recent academic performance, credit load, withdrawals, and incomplete courses.

Philadelphia University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Institution.



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