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Application Process

Application Process


Entrance to the Physician Assistant (MSPA) program is gained through a formal application review and on campus interview. Application to the program is made through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA).  Applicants must specifically designate the South University campus (es) to which their application should be submitted within the CASPA system. 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 Applications Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). The annual application cycle for the January start will begin in April, and the deadline for all application materials to be complete* in the CASPA application portal is August 1.

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

  1. Complete CASPA online Applications including submission of all transcripts and GRE scores.
  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.

Individuals whose applications are deemed competitive will be invited for a required on-campus interview.  All programs utilize a rolling admissions process in which applicants are notified of their admission decision within 2 weeks after interviewing. Therefore, those who apply early in the admission cycle are more likely to be granted an interview than those who apply later. Each program concludes interviews for the admissions cycle upon filling all available seats. Not all qualified applicants will receive an interview.

Students who are offered a seat into the Physician Assistant program are only permitted to reserve a seat at one campus. Within 30 days of the student signing the acceptance form, it is the responsibility of the student to notify any other South University Physician Assistant program(s) of his/her intent to withdraw. Seat acceptance fees are non-transferable to other South University programs. 
Note: Applicants should refer to the Physician Assistant Program policy on Acceptance fee for more details regarding refunds and application of funds.

If you have questions in regard to the Application Process, please see the FAQs or contact the Richmond Physician Assistant program office by calling 804.727.6894 or by email at RichmondPAProgram@southuniversity.edu.

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

*This is the date your application became complete and was placed in the verification queue. Your complete date is the day your final required item - a transcript, reference letter, payment, or e-submitted application - posted to your CASPA account.

http://www.southuniversity.edu/richmond/areas-of-study/physician-assistant/physician-assistant-master-of-science-ms/applicationprocesspa
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