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Application Process

Physician Assistant Studies Application Process

South University's Physician Assistant program participates with the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). The CASPA application process requires submission of scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and transcripts.

A completed application must be submitted through the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). The application cycle for the January 2017 start will begin in mid-April 2016, and the deadline for all materials is September 1, 2016.

To apply for the Master of Science Physician Assistant degree program at South University, Richmond, individuals must:

  1. Complete CASPA online Application including submission of all transcripts and GRE score.
  2. Official GRE scores for the General Test (verbal, quantitative, and written essay) are required to be electronically submitted to CASPA through ETS (Educational Testing Service) using the Glen Allen program GRE Code: 7147. Paper copies are not accepted.
  3. Submit a completed FAFSA application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for those applying for financial aid.

If you have any questions in regard to the Application Process, please see the FAQs or contact the Richmond P.A. program office by calling 804-727-6894 or by email at

Please do not send transcripts directly to South University. Transcripts should be sent to CASPA