Application Checklist (Scroll down to take action on each of these items.)

  • Apply via CASPA (Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants) 
  • CASPA Launch Date for the 2018-2019 Application Cycle:  April 26, 2018
  • Application Deadline - September 1, 2018 (This is a "hard" deadline.)
  • Supplemental Application and Fee
  • International Applicant Requirements 
    • Foreign Evaluation Services Accepted:  ECE, WES, or Josef Silny & Associates 
    • TOEFL
    • I-20    
Should you have any questions, contact our CHP Graduate Admissions Office at or at 989-774-1730.

1.   CASPA Application

All applicants must apply using CASPA (Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants), an online application service. The CASPA student portal will launch on  April 26, 2018, for the 2018-2019 application cycle.  

 2.  Application Deadline

The application deadline for our May 2018 PA Program is September 1, 2017.  This is a "hard" deadline, which means that all application materials must be received by September 1, 2018, for your application to be considered for our May 2019 program. This includes a completed and verified CASPA application, three letters of recommendation, our supplemental application and fee, and a minimum of 500 direct patient care hours.  .  Note:  Do not send official transcripts to CMU.  They must be sent ONLY to CASPA. 

Note:  Start your application early.  CASPA's processing time is 4-6 weeks for a "complete and verified" application. Plan accordingly and manage your account to insure all your application materials are received by our September 1, 2019, deadline.

3.  CMU Supplemental Application & Fee

All students are required to complete our supplemental spplication & fee. It must be downloaded and completed on your computer, as it will automatically calculate your prerequisite GPA.  Click here (and then click cancel) to download our supplemental application.  Mailing and fee instructions are noted on the last page of the spreadsheet.  Any supplemental application completed by hand will be returned to the student.    

4.  International Students -  Foreign Evaluation (ECE, WES, or Josef Silny & Associates) Requirements

Coursework taken at international institutions must be evaluated by ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.), WES (World Education Services), or Josef Silny & Associates.  An official course-by-course evaluation must be sent directly to CASPA.  Canadian students are excluded from providing a foreign evaluation; however, they must send official transcripts to CASPA.  If born outside the U.S. and claiming U.S. citizenship, a copy of U.S Passport or Naturalization Papers is required.  Upload the copy to your CASPA application.  

5.  TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Scores

All prospective students who are not citizens of a TOEFL Exempt Country must submit a satisfactory test score on the TOEFL or IELTS.  Score requirements:  79 or 6.5 on the TOEFL/IELTS for regular admission, 61-78 or 5.5 and 6.0 for conditional admissions. For ​more information on TOEFL requirements, please reference the Graduate Bulletin.   

6.  I-20

International students who are offered/accepted into our PA Program must submit to CMU's College of Graduate Studies an I-20 Affidavit/Statement of Support Form, along with evidence of financial support.  For more information, please reference the Graduate Bulletin or contact them at:

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