Applicants must apply via the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) https://caspa.liaisoncas.com/. CASPA is a service that collates materials, computes grade point averages and transmits standardized information to the applicant and the Physician Assistant Program(s) the applicant designates. CASPA takes no part in the evaluation, selection or rejection of applicants. CASPA application processing and verification may take anywhere from 4-6 weeks; therefore, it is best to apply early to ensure deadlines are met.
- November 1st is the Program deadline to receive "verified" applications from CASPA for June matriculation.
- It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure their application is processed and verified by CASPA in time to meet the Program deadline. The application status check, provided to applicants as part of the CASPA service, should be monitored throughout the application process. CASPA will not verify incomplete applications. Please see CASPA Admissions Code of Cooperation for more information.
Requirements for CASPA application:
- All official transcripts from each college or university attended must be mailed directly to CASPA, P.O. Box 9108, Watertown, MA 02471
- Three (3) letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the PA profession. At least one letter should be from a health care professional (preferably a physician assistant or physician) who has known the applicant for at least six (6) months.
- Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test (verbal and quantitative) must be submitted under school code 0937. The MCAT may be used as a substitute for the GRE test.
- Personal statement and supplemental questions to help the admissions committee get to know you as an individual and assess your awareness of health care as well as learn about your future plans and interests.
- Personal experiences detailing your exposure to and/or work within a health care system (paid and unpaid) as well as other work, research and/or volunteer experiences you have obtained. While health care experience is not a requirement for the Program, the Admissions Committee strongly recommends obtaining some type of exposure prior to or during the application process.
The Marietta College PA Program does not award advanced placement.
Program correspondence with applicants is primarily via e-mail. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the Program has the correct e-mail address and to follow-up on correspondence should delays occur.