PA FUTURE ADMISSIONS CHANGES
PA ADMISSIONS CHANGES FOR 2020-2021 APPLICATION CYCLE
Admission requirement changes for new applicants regarding spring, summer, and fall 2020 courses
1) The Department of Physician Assistant Studies has agreed to accept Pass/Fail grades for prerequisite courses that have transitioned to online delivery due to COVID-19 guidelines during the 2020 spring, summer, and fall semester.
2) We have also agreed to not include Pass(P)/Fail(F) grades for 2020 spring, summer, and fall semester courses when calculating overall and science grade point averages (GPAs).
These admission modifications will only extend to any new applicant applying for enrollment in spring/summer/fall 2021.
The following represent all required courses and activities:
|Must pass all prerequisites with C or better||Yes|
|GRE||Yes (no minimum)|
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. No online coursework can be used to fulfill prerequisite courses.
All decisions to review applications, make course equivalency determinations, or interview applicants are determined by the program; therefore, similar or equivalent admission procedures or decisions across all UT System PA Schools are not implied or guaranteed.