Admission

All parts of the completed application are given equal consideration. The admissions committee looks at:

  • Cumulative & prerequisite science GPA
  • Reference letters
  • Personal statement
  • Interview evaluation report
  • Applicants desire to become a PA
  • Evidence of academic potential, motivation, personal maturity, self-assurance, and good interpersonal skills

At this time we are unable to enroll F-1 international students in the Physician Assistant Program.

Please contact our graduate admissions staff for more information. 

Dates for 2016 Admission

  • Mid-April, 2015 - CASPA application portal opens.
  • September 1, 2015 - CASPA applications must be e-submitted, completed and verified. Concordia does not require a supplemental application, application fee, or materials.
  • November - Visit/Interview days for selected applicants.
  • November - Acceptance offers may be extended to applicants soon after
  • Visit/Interview Days. A $500 deposit will be due within 3 weeks of acceptance.
  • November 30, 2015 - Final date for notifications of those accepted into the class to be mailed.
  • May 19, 2016 - Program orientation
  • May 20, 2016 - First day of classes

Anti-Discrimination Policy

As a matter of policy, Concordia University admits students of any age, race, color, gender, and national and ethnic origin. Admitted students enjoy the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally offered to all Concordia students. Further, Concordia University does not discriminate according to age, race, color, gender, and national and ethnic origin in administering admissions and educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. b. Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: Concordia University is committed to full compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination against qualified persons with disabilities, as well as other federal and state laws pertaining to individuals with disabilities. Under the ADA and its amendments, a person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. The ADA also protects individuals who have a record of a substantially limiting impairment or who are regarded as disabled by the institution whether qualified or not. A substantial impairment is one that significantly limits or restricts a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, performing manual tasks, walking, or caring for oneself.

  1. Concordia University is committed to providing qualified students with disabilities with reasonable accommodations and support needed to ensure equal access to the programs and activities of the University.
  2. All accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. A student requesting any accommodation should first contact the Director of Disability Services who coordinates services for students with disabilities. The director reviews documentation provided by the student and in consultation with the student, determines which accommodations are appropriate to the student’s particular needs and programs. It is then the student’s responsibility to make direct requests for accommodations to the appropriate staff.

Applicant Interviews

Completed applications are reviewed as they are received. Selected candidates are chosen to come to campus for an interview.  Interview days will mainly be held in November. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible regarding interview selection.

An on-campus interview will give the applicant an opportunity to learn more about Concordia University Wisconsin’s PA program and will give the program faculty an opportunity to meet and talk with the applicant. During the interview process, the program curriculum as well as other pertinent information will be discussed, interviews with at least two faculty members, and a tour of the university.

After completion of the interview, the PA program admissions committee reviews each applicant and a final decision made. Applicants are notified if they have been accepted by no later than November 30th.

Applicants who have been selected to come in for an interview who still need to complete prerequisites will have to provide documentation when they will be taking the prerequisite courses and that they will be able to complete the coursework prior to matriculation if accepted into the program. 

Applicants who have been selected to enroll in the program after the interview process who still need to complete prerequisite coursework and/or their Bachelor’s degree will be conditionally accepted into the program.  Those applicants who do not successfully pass prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher, do not (remove) complete all prerequisite courses, or complete their Bachelor’s degree prior to the first day of class, will not be allowed to matriculate into the program.  Being offered an opportunity to interview for a seat in the program, does not guarantee admission or acceptance to enroll.

Background Checks

All students accepted into the PA program will be required to complete and pass a background check.

International

At this time we are unable to enroll F-1 international students in the Physician Assistant Program.