Application Requirements

The deadline for application to the program beginning May 2021 is September 1, 2020. Any application that is received or incomplete after that date will not be considered.

A complete application consists of the following:

  • A CASPA application with a status of "verified."*
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • A minimum of 500 completed hours of paid direct patient care.
  • Our supplemental application and fee
  • PA-CAT exam results.
*Remember to regularly check the status of your CASPA application. See Checking your CASPA Application's Status).

Application Checklist
  1. Verify that you meet the admission requirements.
  2. Apply via CASPA (the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants). The CASPA launch date will be in late April 2020.
  3. Complete our supplemental application and submit it with the supplemental fee of $50.

Information for International Students

Foreign Evaluation
Coursework taken at international institutions must be evaluated by one of the following organizations and sent to CASPA:

  • ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.)
  • WES (World Education Services)
  • Josef Silney & Associates
  • Spantran
Submit your official TOEFL scores to CASPA, by going to the TOEFL website and request your scores be sent to CASPA using code #3709. Canadian students are exempt from the foreign evaluation requirement and should simply submit their official transcripts to CASPA.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

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.

I-20 Affidavit/Statement of Support

International students who are accepted into the PA Program must submit an I-20 Affidavit/Statement of Support form, along with evidence of financial support. For more information, please contact grad@cmich.edu.