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Application Process and Deadlines

Physician Assistant Program

  1. CASPA Application
    Completed applications with all required materials must be submitted to the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) at www.caspaonline.org by October 1, 2013. Please refer to the CASPA application instructions for specific details about completing the application, required documents, and processing time. CASPA applications are available beginning in April of the academic year preceding the year in which the applicant plans to matriculate. Due to the large number of applications and the limited number of seats available, applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their CASPA application early in the cycle. Completed applications are reviewed continuously throughout the admissions cycle.
  2. Letters of Recommendation
    Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation from professionals to CASPA (www.caspaonline.org). The Office of Admissions will only accept letters of recommendation received directly from CASPA. It is preferred that one letter is written by a science professor who has actually taught the student or a prehealth advisory committee. The second letter may be written by any one of the following: a prehealth advisory committee, a prehealth advisor, college professor, or a healthcare professional (preferably a PA) who is well-acquainted with the applicant's academic and professional qualifications. Please refer to the CASPA application instructions for specific guidelines and requirements for submitting letters of recommendation.
  3. GRE Scores
    Applicants are required to submit official GRE general test scores to Midwestern University. The MWU institutional code for submitting scores is 1769. Only test scores earned during the previous five years, no earlier than January 1, 2009 and no later than October 1, 2013, and sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to the Office of Admissions are acceptable. Test scores must be received by the MWU Office of Admissions no later than December 1, 2013.
  4. Completed Applications
    The Office of Admissions will send letters verifying receipt of completed CASPA applications with all required materials to applicants who meet the minimum overall and science GPA requirement of 2.75. Letters will also include instructions on tracking application status online. Applicants must track the receipt of their application materials to ensure the submission of all required documents. Only applicants who submit all required application materials by the published deadlines will be considered for acceptance into the program.

Please Note: Applicants are responsible for notifying the Office of Admissions of any changes in their mailing address or e-mail address. All requests for application withdrawal must be made in writing via e-mail, fax, or letter to the Office of Admissions:

Midwestern University
Office of Admissions
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630/515-7200 or 800/458-6253
Fax: 630/971-6086
admissil@midwestern.edu