Students should ensure they are able to comply with the technical standards and policies and procedures under step 1 prior to applying in CASPA. Applicants will not be considered for an interview if they do not meet all of the requirements.
Applications for the cohort of students to begin in January 2024 will be accepted through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) beginning April 28, 2023.
Application deadline: September 1 with “Completed” status.
The program gives preference to applicants with: higher cumulative and BCP GPAs, higher Junior/Senior/Grad GPA, more direct patient care hours, a higher quality of patient care hours, higher shadowing hours (and higher number of different specialties shadowed), higher quality personal statements, stronger professional references, stronger mission match, Franklin College alumni, and presence of special status (from medically underserved areas in Indiana as designated by the Indiana State Department of Health, or are former/current military). Additionally, Franklin College students or recent graduates (<5 years) who met all the standards for admission and have a BCP of 3.4 or higher will be granted automatic invitation to interview. Furthermore, Franklin College students are eligible to apply their junior year for early admission.
Each completed and verified application is reviewed by the PA Program admission’s committee to evaluate a student’s qualifications for admission. Qualified applicants are invited to an on-campus interview which will assess knowledge of the PA profession and PA education, communication and interpersonal skills, self-reflection, and commitment to the mission of the PA program.
At the end of each interview session, applicants will be notified of admission decisions (accept, wait-list, denial) within 2 weeks of their on-campus interview. The PA program admits on a rolling basis. Preference for admission to the program is given to interviewed applicants that best demonstrate knowledge of the PA profession, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and a strong commitment to the mission of the PA program.
Accepted students will have one week to accept or decline the offer. Upon acceptance of an offer, a $1000 non-refundable enrollment deposit must be made to hold the applicant’s spot in the class. The total deposit will be applied to the first semester tuition once the student matriculates.