The 2017/2018 PAS Admission Cycle is CLOSED
Application Deadline: September 15th, 2017 (for classes starting August 2018, Class of 2020)
Admissions Academic Request Form Deadline: July 15, 2017
Applicants Notified on Interview: AFTER Mid-October 2017
Applicants Notified of Admission Decision: January 2018
Incoming Class Sent Information Packet: Mid-April 2018
Orientation: August 23rd, 2018 (Mandatory)
Classes Begin: August 27th, 2018
Applicants are considered without regard to age, gender, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, political beliefs, or disability.
Applicants must meet certain health and technical standards that demonstrate their capacity to function as a physician assistant.
Admission to the Physician Assistant Studies Program is competitive. The criteria for admission involve three steps: application, interview, and acceptance.
All documents must be completed and received on or before the application deadline.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring they meet all application requirements. It is recommended to check the website regularly for any changes
Students whose first language is not English should be able to speak and write in fluent English and submit the following materials:
Note: If there is a student who feels they have highly unusual circumstances that impact their ability to meet the above criteria, he/she may appeal in writing to the PAS Admissions Committee by submitting an Academic Request Form (ARF). An ARF only needs to be filled out if a student does NOT meet all the application requirements and has extenuating circumstances that have either mitigated the necessary requirements (as in a 5-year course waiver) or prevented the completion of the course (extension). An ARF expires after the completion of the current application cycle and must be re-submitted for every application cycle in which the student applies. All ARFs are due on or before July 15 in the year of application. NO LATE ARF FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
The interview is a half-day experience which will include:
Throughout the interview day, PAS faculty will assess:
The PAS program is the recipient of a HRSA grant which was awarded to expand the PAS program to Northern Michigan. The purpose of the grant is to educate individuals who plan to provide health care to the Northern Michigan community. If invited to an interview, applicants to the Traverse City campus will be required to identify their interests in medically underserved areas and highlight characteristics which would make them successful in this community. Furthermore, in addition to the general admission requirements which include GPA, prerequisite courses, letters of recommendation, GRE, and interview, admission to the Traverse City campus will also include the following considerations: previous/current residence in Northern Michigan, and current/previous connections to or experiences in Northern Michigan.
STATEMENT OF AGREEMENT. The PA Program of Grand Valley State University (GVSU) agrees to admit to its Accreditation Review Committee – Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) -accredited, entry-level master's degree program in Physician Assistant Studies up to two (2) suitably-qualified and duly-enrolled, full-time students from Hope College who satisfy all admission criteria. The admission of these candidates shall occur on a non-competitive basis with respect to the applicant pool as a whole. For more information and requirements, please contact the HOPE Pre-PA advisor.