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Please note that many of our programs have made exceptions to the application process and admissions requirements due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Additionally, references to in-person campus visits, events, lab work, or classroom interactions should be read in light of current campus health and safety guidelines, which continue to evolve in response to changing conditions. More information can be found on WesternU’s COVID-19 Information page. Please contact us if you have any questions or need further information.

Step 1: Prerequisites and Application Requirements

The first step in the admissions process is to ensure you are on track to complete both thecourse prerequisitesandapplication requirementsin time to apply for your preferred year of entry.

International Students: We do not require a separate application or fee, and you should be prepared to meet all of the prerequisite and application requirements as outlined. If you need assistance with immigration (I-20 form, F-1 visa, SEVIS, etc.), our International Student Services (ISS) staff are available to help you. Visit the ISS websiteto learn more.

Step 2: Make Yourself a Competitive Candidate

Admission to the program is competitive so you should strive to not only meet, but exceed the minimum requirements. To get a feel for the competitiveness of the applicant pool we recommend that you view ourclass statistics pageand read what the admissions committee recommends you do to maximize your candidacy.

Step 3: Preparing and Submitting Your Application

Theapply now page will provide you with step-by-step instructions as well as an application checklist. There are a number of supporting materials that make up your completed application, and it is essential that you print and carefully follow the checklist to ensure that you properly submit these pieces by the deadline. Applicants must ensure that their CASPA application is submitted and deemed complete on or before the November 1st deadline to be considered.

Preference Factors: The PA program has developed a special linkage program with California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) in which Cal Poly Pomona students meeting requirements mandated by the Pre-Professional Advisor from Cal Poly Pomona and the PA program at WesternU, are given special consideration for admission. This is not an early admissions process. Applications for this linkage are handled by the Cal Poly Pomona Pre-Professional Advising office. Please visit the CPP-WesternU Linage program website.

Additionally, in accordance with the Department of PA Education vision, the program will give special consideration for admission to applicants who are from underrepresented populations and who indicate a high potential for remaining in the state of California to work following graduation.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list offrequently asked questionsto help you navigate through the application process, and please do not hesitate tocontact usif you have additional questions.

All Prerequisites:

  • Must be completed at aregionally accredited U.S. institution (exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis) or its equivalent abroad
  • Must be completed with agrade of “C” or better (a grade of “C-” or lower is not acceptable)
  • Must becompleted by the springterm prior to matriculation.
  • Will not be satisfied by advanced-placement, transfer of credit, pass/no credit, CLEP or credit for experiential learning. Due to COVID-19, pass will be accepted for courses completed in 2020 (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer terms). Pass will be calculated as a “B” when calculating GPAs.
  • All coursework taken from non-US institutions (including French-Canadian institutions) must be submitted to World Education Services for a course-by-course evaluation
  • No more than one science prerequisite course may be in progress after December 31 of the year prior to when you plan to enter WesternU (excluding Anatomy and Physiology). All non-science prerequisites must be completed by December 31 of the year prior to when you plan to matriculate.
  • Introductory-level courses in the sciences are not accepted (e.g., courses taken in the sciences for non-science majors)
  • You are required to listall college coursework(including foreign coursework) on your CASPA application
  • A baccalaureate degree is required for Admission to the MSPA program. Preference may be given to candidates who completed the majority of their upper division coursework at the institution where the baccalaureate degree was granted.

Prerequisite Courses

All courses a candidate wishes to use must appear in our Prerequisite Database as approved.

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Required: 6 semester or 8 quarter units of:
  • College English & English Composition

    • English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) courses will not satisfy this prerequisite
    • Must be taken from the English Department. If your school does not have an English Department, we may accept courses from the Humanities or Literature Departments
    • Literature courses may be accepted on a case-by-case basis

Required: 3 semester or 4 quarter units:
  • College Algebra

    • Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Geometry, or Trigonometry courses may be accepted in place of a College Algebra course

  • Human Anatomy w/ labANDHuman Physiology w/ lab(3 semester or 4 quarter units of each)

    • If anatomy and physiology are combined, we will accept a minimum of 5 semester units
    • Must be taken out of the Anatomy & Physiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Biology or Zoology Department – no other departments will be accepted
    • Must have been completed no more than seven years prior to application deadline at WesternU (i.e. 2015 & later for Fall 2023 application cycle)
    • Must be satisfactorily completed by December 31st of the year prior to entering WesternU (i.e. December 31, 2022 for the class entering August 2023)
    • Labs must be on-campus and/or in class. Due to COVID-19, online/virtual labs will be accepted for lab courses completed in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

  • Microbiology w/ lab–may not be an introductory course

    • Must have been completed no more than seven years prior to application deadline at WesternU (i.e. 2015 & later for Fall 2023 application cycle)
    • Labs must be on-campus and/or in class. Due to COVID-19, online/virtual labs will be accepted for lab courses completed in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

  • Human or General Genetics – lab is not required

    • Must have been completed no more than seven years prior to application deadline at WesternU (i.e. 2015 & later for Fall 2023 application cycle)

  • Psychology –must be a general or introductory course

  • General or Introductory Sociology– must be a general or introductory course (Cultural Anthropology also accepted) – 3 semester units

  • Introductory Statistics

    • Preferably taken from the Math or Statistics Department. If taken from another department and not listed in our Prerequisite Database please contact the Admission Office

Required: 6 semester or 12 quarter units of:
  • General or Inorganic Chemistry w/ labs

    • ​Must be a full year sequence of lecture and lab
    • General Chemistry with organic and biochemistry combinations will not satisfy this prerequisite
    • Must have been completed no more than seven years prior to application deadline at WesternU (i.e. 2015 & later for Fall 2023 application cycle)
    • Labs must be on-campus and/or in class. Due to COVID-19, online/virtual labs will be accepted for lab courses completed in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Required: 9 semester or 12 quarter units of:
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    Humanities

    • This may include courses such as art, music, ethics, philosophy, foreign languages and religion

Not required but highly recommended
  • Spanish

Not sure if your course qualifies?If you’d like to find out whether the courses you’ve taken or plan to take will satisfy WesternU’s MSPA prerequisites you may:

  1. Search theprerequisite database by institution
  2. If your courses are not listed in the database and you have numerous in question, or simply wish to lay out your coursework, you may instead print and submit anacademic worksheet.Note: academic worksheets are available March – August and will be reviewed during this time only

Application Requirements

Completion of required prerequisite courses

Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited US Institution

  • Must be conferred by the spring term of the matriculation year
  • BS or BA in any subject is acceptable
  • A baccalaureate degree is required for admission

Minimum Overall, Science and Prerequisite GPAs of 3.00

  • GPA must meet minimum requirement at the time of application and maintained throughout matriculation
  • Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 coursework are not calculated into the minimum GPA requirements prior to interviews
  • Meeting the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee the applicant will receive an invitation to interview for the program
  • To be competitive candidates should possess GPA’s consistent with the average of the most recent entering class.

History of ongoing community service and involvement

Applicants are required to have a minimum of 120 hours of community service experiences to be eligible for admission.

This may include volunteering and all trends of community service and may include the following:

  • Homeless Shelters / Soup kitchens / Food Banks
  • Community Outreach
  • Veteran Programs
  • Clinical (emergency assistant, patient visitor/escort, etc.)
  • Tutoring
  • Youth Mentoring
  • Senior Citizen Home
  • Church (missionary trips/outreach)

Although we have a minimum requirement of 120 hours, applicants tend to accumulate and continue to accumulate approximately 500 hours over the course of one to two years. Our more competitive applicants have accumulated well over 500 total hours within the same length of time, and continue ongoing community service up until the time they matriculate.

Access to a computer meeting minimum technical standards

  • You are required to have access to a laptop computer or desktop while a student in the PA program
  • Computer should meet theminimum technical standardsset by WesternU’s IT department

Proof of Legal U.S. Residency – If Required

  • International applicants, or any other applicants who are not U.S. citizens and who are living in the U.S., must provide proof of legal U.S. residency prior to matriculation.

Meet the PA Program’sPersonal Competencies for Admission and Matriculation

  • A candidate for admission to the Physician Assistant Program must have the use of certain sensory and motor functions to permit them to carry out the activities described thePhysician Assistant Program Personal Competencies for Admission and Matriculation.

Health Screenings and Immunizations

  • Should you be accepted into the MSPA program, you will be required to provide proof of the required health screenings and immunizations

Background Check

  • Your admission into the program will be contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check, which is to be completed and submitted prior to orientation. The background check is required to verify that your history is consistent with the University’s Standards of Professional Conduct, and to ensure that you will be qualified to participate in the required clinical education experiences. A satisfactory criminal background check indicates no criminal history or satisfactory review of a criminal conviction without limitation; both misdemeanor and felony charges will be reviewed. If your background check is not considered “satisfactory”, you may have limited clinical site selection, may not be eligible for licensure or may have difficulty finding employment upon graduation. Supplemental or additional background checks may be required during the course of the educational program to meet the requirements of clinical education sites.
Application Process

Please note that many of our programs have made exceptions to the application process and admissions requirements due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Additionally, references to in-person campus visits, events, lab work, or classroom interactions should be read in light of current campus health and safety guidelines, which continue to evolve in response to changing conditions. More information can be found on WesternU’s COVID-19 Information page. Please contact us if you have any questions or need further information.

Step 1: Prerequisites and Application Requirements

The first step in the admissions process is to ensure you are on track to complete both thecourse prerequisitesandapplication requirementsin time to apply for your preferred year of entry.

International Students: We do not require a separate application or fee, and you should be prepared to meet all of the prerequisite and application requirements as outlined. If you need assistance with immigration (I-20 form, F-1 visa, SEVIS, etc.), our International Student Services (ISS) staff are available to help you. Visit the ISS websiteto learn more.

Step 2: Make Yourself a Competitive Candidate

Admission to the program is competitive so you should strive to not only meet, but exceed the minimum requirements. To get a feel for the competitiveness of the applicant pool we recommend that you view ourclass statistics pageand read what the admissions committee recommends you do to maximize your candidacy.

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Step 3: Preparing and Submitting Your Application

Theapply now page will provide you with step-by-step instructions as well as an application checklist. There are a number of supporting materials that make up your completed application, and it is essential that you print and carefully follow the checklist to ensure that you properly submit these pieces by the deadline. Applicants must ensure that their CASPA application is submitted and deemed complete on or before the November 1st deadline to be considered.

Preference Factors: The PA program has developed a special linkage program with California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) in which Cal Poly Pomona students meeting requirements mandated by the Pre-Professional Advisor from Cal Poly Pomona and the PA program at WesternU, are given special consideration for admission. This is not an early admissions process. Applications for this linkage are handled by the Cal Poly Pomona Pre-Professional Advising office. Please visit the CPP-WesternU Linage program website.

Additionally, in accordance with the Department of PA Education vision, the program will give special consideration for admission to applicants who are from underrepresented populations and who indicate a high potential for remaining in the state of California to work following graduation.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list offrequently asked questionsto help you navigate through the application process, and please do not hesitate tocontact usif you have additional questions.

Prerequisite Courses

All Prerequisites:

  • Must be completed at aregionally accredited U.S. institution (exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis) or its equivalent abroad
  • Must be completed with agrade of “C” or better (a grade of “C-” or lower is not acceptable)
  • Must becompleted by the springterm prior to matriculation.
  • Will not be satisfied by advanced-placement, transfer of credit, pass/no credit, CLEP or credit for experiential learning. Due to COVID-19, pass will be accepted for courses completed in 2020 (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer terms). Pass will be calculated as a “B” when calculating GPAs.
  • All coursework taken from non-US institutions (including French-Canadian institutions) must be submitted to World Education Services for a course-by-course evaluation
  • No more than one science prerequisite course may be in progress after December 31 of the year prior to when you plan to enter WesternU (excluding Anatomy and Physiology). All non-science prerequisites must be completed by December 31 of the year prior to when you plan to matriculate.
  • Introductory-level courses in the sciences are not accepted (e.g., courses taken in the sciences for non-science majors)
  • You are required to listall college coursework(including foreign coursework) on your CASPA application
  • A baccalaureate degree is required for Admission to the MSPA program. Preference may be given to candidates who completed the majority of their upper division coursework at the institution where the baccalaureate degree was granted.

Prerequisite Courses

All courses a candidate wishes to use must appear in our Prerequisite Database as approved.

Required: 6 semester or 8 quarter units of:
  • College English & English Composition

    • English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) courses will not satisfy this prerequisite
    • Must be taken from the English Department. If your school does not have an English Department, we may accept courses from the Humanities or Literature Departments
    • Literature courses may be accepted on a case-by-case basis

Required: 3 semester or 4 quarter units:
  • College Algebra

    • Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Geometry, or Trigonometry courses may be accepted in place of a College Algebra course

  • Human Anatomy w/ labANDHuman Physiology w/ lab(3 semester or 4 quarter units of each)

    • If anatomy and physiology are combined, we will accept a minimum of 5 semester units
    • Must be taken out of the Anatomy & Physiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Biology or Zoology Department – no other departments will be accepted
    • Must have been completed no more than seven years prior to application deadline at WesternU (i.e. 2015 & later for Fall 2023 application cycle)
    • Must be satisfactorily completed by December 31st of the year prior to entering WesternU (i.e. December 31, 2022 for the class entering August 2023)
    • Labs must be on-campus and/or in class. Due to COVID-19, online/virtual labs will be accepted for lab courses completed in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

  • Microbiology w/ lab–may not be an introductory course

    • Must have been completed no more than seven years prior to application deadline at WesternU (i.e. 2015 & later for Fall 2023 application cycle)
    • Labs must be on-campus and/or in class. Due to COVID-19, online/virtual labs will be accepted for lab courses completed in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

  • Human or General Genetics – lab is not required

    • Must have been completed no more than seven years prior to application deadline at WesternU (i.e. 2015 & later for Fall 2023 application cycle)

  • Psychology –must be a general or introductory course

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    General or Introductory Sociology– must be a general or introductory course (Cultural Anthropology also accepted) – 3 semester units

  • Introductory Statistics

    • Preferably taken from the Math or Statistics Department. If taken from another department and not listed in our Prerequisite Database please contact the Admission Office

Required: 6 semester or 12 quarter units of:
  • General or Inorganic Chemistry w/ labs

    • ​Must be a full year sequence of lecture and lab
    • General Chemistry with organic and biochemistry combinations will not satisfy this prerequisite
    • Must have been completed no more than seven years prior to application deadline at WesternU (i.e. 2015 & later for Fall 2023 application cycle)
    • Labs must be on-campus and/or in class. Due to COVID-19, online/virtual labs will be accepted for lab courses completed in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Required: 9 semester or 12 quarter units of:
  • Humanities

    • This may include courses such as art, music, ethics, philosophy, foreign languages and religion

Not required but highly recommended
  • Spanish

Prerequisite Database

Not sure if your course qualifies?If you’d like to find out whether the courses you’ve taken or plan to take will satisfy WesternU’s MSPA prerequisites you may:

  1. Search theprerequisite database by institution
  2. If your courses are not listed in the database and you have numerous in question, or simply wish to lay out your coursework, you may instead print and submit anacademic worksheet.Note: academic worksheets are available March – August and will be reviewed during this time only
Application Requirements

Application Requirements

Completion of required prerequisite courses

Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited US Institution

  • Must be conferred by the spring term of the matriculation year
  • BS or BA in any subject is acceptable
  • A baccalaureate degree is required for admission

Minimum Overall, Science and Prerequisite GPAs of 3.00

  • GPA must meet minimum requirement at the time of application and maintained throughout matriculation
  • Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 coursework are not calculated into the minimum GPA requirements prior to interviews
  • Meeting the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee the applicant will receive an invitation to interview for the program
  • To be competitive candidates should possess GPA’s consistent with the average of the most recent entering class.

History of ongoing community service and involvement

Applicants are required to have a minimum of 120 hours of community service experiences to be eligible for admission.

This may include volunteering and all trends of community service and may include the following:

  • Homeless Shelters / Soup kitchens / Food Banks
  • Community Outreach
  • Veteran Programs
  • Clinical (emergency assistant, patient visitor/escort, etc.)
  • Tutoring
  • Youth Mentoring
  • Senior Citizen Home
  • Church (missionary trips/outreach)

Although we have a minimum requirement of 120 hours, applicants tend to accumulate and continue to accumulate approximately 500 hours over the course of one to two years. Our more competitive applicants have accumulated well over 500 total hours within the same length of time, and continue ongoing community service up until the time they matriculate.

Access to a computer meeting minimum technical standards

  • You are required to have access to a laptop computer or desktop while a student in the PA program
  • Computer should meet theminimum technical standardsset by WesternU’s IT department

Proof of Legal U.S. Residency – If Required

  • International applicants, or any other applicants who are not U.S. citizens and who are living in the U.S., must provide proof of legal U.S. residency prior to matriculation.

Meet the PA Program’sPersonal Competencies for Admission and Matriculation

  • A candidate for admission to the Physician Assistant Program must have the use of certain sensory and motor functions to permit them to carry out the activities described thePhysician Assistant Program Personal Competencies for Admission and Matriculation.

Health Screenings and Immunizations

  • Should you be accepted into the MSPA program, you will be required to provide proof of the required health screenings and immunizations

Background Check

  • Your admission into the program will be contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check, which is to be completed and submitted prior to orientation. The background check is required to verify that your history is consistent with the University’s Standards of Professional Conduct, and to ensure that you will be qualified to participate in the required clinical education experiences. A satisfactory criminal background check indicates no criminal history or satisfactory review of a criminal conviction without limitation; both misdemeanor and felony charges will be reviewed. If your background check is not considered “satisfactory”, you may have limited clinical site selection, may not be eligible for licensure or may have difficulty finding employment upon graduation. Supplemental or additional background checks may be required during the course of the educational program to meet the requirements of clinical education sites.

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What to do if a college rejects you? ›

How to Deal with College Rejection
  1. You Can Write an Appeal Letter. ...
  2. Know You are not alone. ...
  3. It's not personal. ...
  4. Don't Dwell on the “what ifs” ...
  5. Celebrate the acceptance letters. ...
  6. Embrace the schools that did accept you. ...
  7. Consider Your other options.
12 Apr 2022

How do I make my university application look better? ›

University Applications: Top Tips
  1. Research the university and study program. ...
  2. Talk to the university. ...
  3. Have a backup. ...
  4. Letters of recommendation. ...
  5. Writing your personal statement. ...
  6. Preparation for tests. ...
  7. Scholarship applications. ...
  8. Be organized and meet deadlines.

How do you write a powerful personal statement? ›

10 Tips for Writing a Strong Personal Statement
  1. Read the instructions carefully. ...
  2. Focus on yourself. ...
  3. Demonstrate your genuine interest and enthusiasm. ...
  4. Start early. ...
  5. Explain any discrepancies in your application in your personal statement. ...
  6. Review good sentence and paragraph structure. ...
  7. Use the active voice.

How can I impress a college? ›

Takeaways: What Looks Good on a College Application
  1. Good grades and a challenging course load.
  2. Strong test scores.
  3. Honest, specific, and eloquent essays.
  4. A spike in your extracurricular activities.
  5. Compelling letters of recommendation.
  6. Volunteer experience with clear impact on the groups or places you've helped.
30 Oct 2021

What makes a student competitive? ›

To be a competitive applicant, you need to exceed expectations while maintaining the quality of your transcript. For many students, this translates to taking Advanced Placement courses, squeezing in an extra year of a world language, and filling elective spots with additional academics.

What are colleges looking for in essays? ›

As part of the college application process, colleges ask prospective students for a personal essay in order to learn more about them. They want to see context on each student's background, positive traits that the student could bring to campus, and examples of the student demonstrating those qualities.

What makes a strong college essay? ›

Telling Your Story to Colleges

The best way to tell your story is to write a personal, thoughtful essay about something that has meaning for you. Be honest and genuine, and your unique qualities will shine through. Admissions officers have to read an unbelievable number of college essays, most of which are forgettable.

What is a prospective student? ›

(2) For the purpose of this section, the term “prospective student” means any individual who has contacted an eligible institution requesting information concerning admission to that institution.

What is a synonym of prospective? ›

synonyms for prospective

eventual. expected. proposed. soon-to-be. about to be.

What is an admitted student? ›

Being admitted means the college recognizes and celebrates your academic ability and preparation, as well as your potential to contribute outside the classroom on their campus.

What is a credit student? ›

A special credit student is a student who not seeking degree, diploma or certificate. Examples of special credit students are university students taking classes for the summer, university students taking a class not offered at the university, or a student taking classes for personal enrichment.

Does being admitted Mean accepted? ›

Admit. If you receive a fat envelope in the mail with an admit decision, congratulations – you've been accepted to the university! This is a no-strings-attached decision, meaning you don't need to meet any additional requirements or submit any additional information.

What is it called when a college wants you? ›

(asiseeit/Getty Images) In addition to reviewing transcripts, essays and test scores, some college admissions officers look at whether prospective students have shown enthusiasm and curiosity about a school during the application process. In the admissions world, this is what's known as demonstrated interest.

What is another word for prospective students? ›

What is another word for prospective student?
applicantcandidate
applierexpectant
suppliantcontestant
supplicantseeker
prospectentrant
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What is another word for future plans? ›

Use the noun foresight to describe successful planning for the future.

How do you use prospective? ›

You use prospective to describe someone who wants to be the thing mentioned or who is likely to be the thing mentioned. The story should act as a warning to other prospective buyers. You use prospective to describe something that is likely to happen soon.

How do you use prospective in a sentence? ›

We've had three sets of prospective buyers looking at the house. Given the fact that a prospective student is bombarded by prospectuses, selecting a suitable course is not easy. Her father always wants to meet her prospective boyfriends.

What should I wear to accepted students day? ›

Since you'll be meeting with deans, professors, and alumni, it's important to dress professionally. Some schools may have required dress codes, so make sure to check with the school before you plan your visit. If there's no dress code, business casual is the way to go.

How do I know if I got accepted into a college? ›

Estimated Decision Notification Date

These days, most college acceptance letters will arrive as either an email or application status update on a college's own application portal. Afterward, you'll usually receive a hard copy of your acceptance letter in the mail and further updates via email or mail.

Do colleges send rejection letters? ›

Today many letters of acceptance are sent through email.

This means that students may receive their college acceptance letters or rejection letters at any time of day, even potentially at school.

How many classes is 15 credits? ›

CLASSROOM HOURS

Each student takes about 5 classes each semester to equal 15 credits.

How many credits is a degree? ›

The simple answer: you must complete 120 college credits to earn a bachelor's degree. That's about 40 classes, which most people assume you can complete in 4 years.

How many classes is 60 credits? ›

To get an Associate's degree, you need to complete 60 – 65 credit hours or 20 classes.

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