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THE FINAL DEADLINE FOR THE 2014-2015 CASPA APPLICATION CYCLE IS MARCH 1ST, 2015. Any outstanding documents, test scores, or re-delivered applications must be received by CASPA by 5pm EST on Monday, March 2nd. Any documents received after this time will not be accepted. All 2014-2015 applications, regardless of status, will be terminated at the start of the 2016 cycle. NO INFORMATION WILL BE CARRIED OVER from 2014-2015 applications to the 2015-2016 application cycle.

THE 2015-2016 APPLICATION CYCLE WILL OPEN ON APRIL 22ND, 2015. Applicants wishing to apply for the 2016 cycle may not create an account or send documents or tests scores to CASPA prior to this date. Documents received by CASPA prior to this date will not be accepted.

Welcome to the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA).
(April 2014 - March 2015 Cycle)

Since April 2001, the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) has offered the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). CASPA offers applicants a convenient, state-of the-art, Web-based application service that will allow you to apply to any number of participating PA educational programs by completing a single application. The on-line application was specifically designed for your ease and convenience. With far less paperwork, streamlined processing, and ongoing communication with applicants, CASPA offers you the ability to apply to multiple programs across the country.

As a respected healthcare provider, you will enjoy an exciting and fulfilling career as a PA. The physician assistant profession is one of the fastest growing healthcare careers nationwide.

CASPA is a service of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). PAEA is the only organization representing physician assistant educational programs nationwide. PAEA's mission is to pursue excellence, foster faculty development, advance the body of knowledge that defines quality education and patient-centered care, and promote diversity in all aspects of physician assistant education.

Prior to beginning your CASPA application, please carefully read all Frequently Asked Questions and Contact Information as this information has been updated.