Applications for the class starting in January 2014 are now available using the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) https://portal.caspaonline.org/ . A supplemental Clarkson University PA program application will be required for qualified CASPA applicants. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2013. Applications from either of the CASPA cycles (before or after March 1) are valid. A rolling acceptance policy is being used, so applicants may hear from the program prior to the June deadline. The class size will be approximately 20 students.
The prerequisites for admission are listed in this section. Be sure that you meet the Clarkson program prerequisites before submitting your CASPA application. This includes your score on the GRE. Please review the technical standards for the program. Those applicants who are invited to submit a supplemental application will sign a statement in that application that these standards can be met.
Here is how the process works:
Submit your application to the Clarkson University program through CASPA, ensuring that all prerequisites are met. Prerequisite courses must be completed or in progress at the time of application.
You will be notified when the Clarkson PA program receives your CASPA application.
Your application will be reviewed for completeness within 30 days
If it is not complete, you will be notified and your application process will cease until corrections or additions are made or the application is closed
Complete CASPA applications will be reviewed by a PA program faculty member
Once reviewed by a faculty member, the application will be either closed (and proceed no further) or recommended for the Clarkson PA supplemental application. Applicants will be informed of the decision in a timely manner once received.
Qualified applicants will receive an e-mail with the supplemental application attached.
Applicants will then submit their supplemental application (with a $50 fee) within 30 days or notify the program that they no longer wish to be considered. If the supplemental application is not received within 30 days, the application will be closed.
Once received and processed, the supplemental and CASPA applications will be reviewed by the admissions committee.
The admissions committee will then invite qualified applicants for an interview. Applicants who complete the supplemental application are not guaranteed an interview.
Depending on the timing of the application and the interview schedule, applicants may be invited for interviews between March and August.
Following each interview session, applicants will be: a) accepted, b) placed on an “active” list for future consideration, or c) informed that they have not been selected. The decision of which applicants are accepted is made by the admissions committee. Those applicants who are accepted will then have 30 days to pay a deposit of $1,000 to hold their seat in the program. The deposit is credited toward the first semester tuition. Failure to pay the deposit may result in forfeiture of that acceptance.
A 160 point rubric is used to score applicants for admission. Five bonus points are granted to Clarkson University students and graduates.
Feel free to contact us if you have questions.