PA Admissions Changes
PA Admissions Changes
Admission changes for 2020-2021 application cycle - summer 2021 entry. University of Texas Physician Assistant programs (Rio Grande Valley, Health Science Center at San Antonio, and Southwestern School of Health Professions) are working to standardize their academic prerequisites.
The following represent all required courses and activities:
|Must pass all prerequisites with C or better||Yes|
|GRE||Yes (no minimum)|
Required Courses *
Other Mandatory Requirements
|Three letters of recommendation/reference letters|
Suggestions for Overall CASPA Submission Improvement
The following are application enhancing and are not required. Additionally, completion of these recommendations, in any grouping or sequence, does not guarantee selection into a UT Systems PA program.
|Clinical hours (hands-on patient contact)|
|Shadow hours (PA, MD, DO, and NP)|
|Completion of Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support courses|
|Completion of GRE within five years of the matriculation date|
|Achieving a 3.0 or better in all prerequisites coursework|
|* all required courses MUST BE completed within ten years of class matriculation|
|** If a combined Human Anatomy & Physiology course is taken, applicants must complete both Anatomy & Physiology I and Anatomy & Physiology II with the appropriate laboratories|
|ß All required sciences classes must be for sciences majors and include a laboratory component|
|*** Psychology – Introductory, General, Abnormal or Developmental|
Important: There are admission requirements that are a site or program-specific. These include, but are not limited to, acceptance of CLEP or AP courses, course exceptions or waivers, tuition deposit, application deadline requirements, interview scheduling, and application review. Identifying and complying with program-specific application requirements are the sole responsibility of the applicant.
All decisions to review applications, make course equivalency determinations or interview specific applicants are determined by the specific program, therefore similar or equivalent admission procedures or decisions across all UT System PA Schools is not implied or guaranteed.