Completing the application process will take you one step closer to becoming an exceptional member of Mount Union's Physician Assistant Studies Program.
- Potential candidates for the program must apply through CASPA by the October 1 deadline.
Interviews are required for final consideration for program entry. Following the receipt of all required documents, the application is first evaluated for completeness by the Office of Admission and designated staff. The following are considered in the decision to offer an interview: overall and science grade point averages (as calculated by CASPA), references, personal statement, and completeness of prerequisite coursework.
A second review for compliance with program requirements and selection for personal interview is performed by the PA Program Admissions Committee and designated staff. Competitive applicants will be invited to participate in a one-day interview process. Interviews will be held on the Mount Union Campus.
All travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.
ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM
Notification of acceptance into the Mount Union Physician Assistant Studies Program will be provided within 90 days of the interview. Applicants offered a seat for the current matriculating class must acknowledge acceptance within the timeframe noted in your acceptance letter and forward a signed Acceptance Form and a non-refundable $750 acceptance deposit to hold a seat in the class. A second non-refundable deposit of $750 is due by March 1 to keep the seat. The $1,500 deposit will be applied toward tuition.
Acceptance into the PA program is provisional pending the following:
- Candidates must complete all outstanding prerequisite coursework with a grade of “C” or better. Official transcripts must be submitted to the program as soon as possible but no later than the end of summer I semester.
- Candidates must either pass the medical terminology examination at orientation or complete and pass a self-directed medical terminology course.
- Candidates must complete a physical examination and immunizations prior to matriculation. A form will be provided with the letter of acceptance to the program.
- All students are required to maintain adequate health insurance throughout the program. Confirmation of health insurance coverage will be required upon program acceptance. The University does not offer a student health insurance policy. The University is not responsible for costs incurred for an injury or medical problem sustained by a student while in the program.
- Documentation verifying that the applicant can meet the Technical Standards for the Physician Assistant Studies Program is required.
- The Mount Union Physician Assistant Studies Program requires that all students undergo background checks as part of the admission process. Forms for the required background check will be distributed after notice of program acceptance. Applicants who exhibit non-compliance with the background checks will not be given acceptance into the program. The background check must include no felony convictions. If misdemeanor convictions are found, a committee will determine if the applicant is appropriate for acceptance.