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Application Procedure

All applicants to the Barry University Physician Assistant Program must apply through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). Applicants may begin the application process by visiting the CASPA web site at Applicants may apply to only one campus (Miami Shores, St. Petersburg, or St. Croix). Applicants invited for interviews will be invited only to their first choice site.

On occasion, a student offered a seat at the Barry campus at which they interviewed has requested to be seated at the other campus. Prior to considering such a request, the Program requires the student to visit the other campus for a tour of the facilities and to meet the Program faculty and staff. This helps assure that the student making the request is reasonably informed of what to expect when they matriculate.

Such requests are not routinely granted, and are made at the sole discretion of the Program Director, and only after the student visit and consultation with the faculty and staff who would receive the transfer. Should the request be denied, the admitted student will be processed in accordance with routine Program policies for admitted and matriculated students.

The Program uses a rolling admissions process, i.e., it reviews applications as they are completed and makes decisions throughout the admissions cycle. For this reason, it is in the applicant's best interests to apply as early as possible and to check the CASPA site frequently until all requirements including references have been submitted, and the application is complete. Well-qualified applicants who apply late in the cycle may not be admitted because the class may already be filled. It is possible that the class will fill after applicants have been invited to, but not completed, their scheduled interview. In that event, applicants will be notified and have the option of cancelling their interview, or interviewing for the wait list. The Program does not reimburse candidates for any costs incurred for changes to or cancellation of travel related to interviews.

The CASPA application is the only application required for admission; there is no supplemental application. The application portal opens in mid-April, and it is in the applicant’s best interest to apply as early as possible and submit all supplemental documentation (i.e., GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and evaluation forms) prior to October 15th. All applications must be verified by CASPA. This may take four to six weeks and will be further delayed if CASPA has not received letters of recommendations and transcripts. CASPA must forward the completed applications to the PA Program by December 1st. Applications that are received by the PA Program after December 1st will not be considered. Accepted applicants must submit two deposits of $500.00 each. Deposits are non-refundable.

Inquiries or communications concerning admissions should be addressed to the Physician Assistant Program Admissions Office. Telephone inquiries will be answered if the applicant calls (305) 899-3130 but email inquiries are preferred (please e-mail

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