Competitive Applicant Profile
Current Class Statistics: Class of 2014
|Number of Applicants||1,202
|Number of Interviews||129|
|Average hours of experience
at time of application
Preferences for Admission
The following are the groups of applicants who receive preference for admission. Applicants who do not meet these preferences are still considered for admission to the program, and the presence of one or more of these preferences does not guarantee admission to the program. For more information, please see our FAQs page.
How to Apply
Step 1 – Apply through CASPA
Step 2 – Request official transcripts be sent to CASPA
Step 3 – Complete a secondary application
Step 4 – Interview (by invitation only)
Step 5 – Request official transcripts be sent to LLU
Step 6 – Admissions decision
Step 7 – Confirmation and deposit ($500, nonrefundable)
Dates to Remember
CASPA applications accepted May 31 – November 1, 2013 for the school year beginning September 2014.
Bachelor’s degree must be completed by December 31, 2013.
Supplemental application due by January 15, 2014.
Prerequisite courses in progress (2 maximum) must be completed by the end of the Spring Quarter of the year of matriculation
If selected for an interview, applicants will be contacted via telephone to arrange an interview date. Interviews are conducted from early January to late February. Every applicant who wishes to be eligible for acceptance into the program must complete the interview process, though not every applicant who meets the minimum requirements will be invited to interview.
International applicants (non-US citizens and non-US permanent residents) must meet all admission requirements, provide suitable recommendations, furnish English evaluations of all official foreign transcripts and credentials, and give evidence of their ability to meet estimated living expenses and all financial obligations to the University during their program. Please refer to the International Student information page for a complete list of requirements for International students.
English Proficiency Requirements
Regardless of nationality or citizenship, an applicant whose native language is not English and whose secondary education has been given outside the US is required to pass the TOEFL, the MTELP or their equivalents. Please note: English Language courses cannot substitute for the English Prerequisite courses.
All transcripts from a non- US institution must be sent to an approved evaluation center before they can be reviewed by the program. Please see our International Student information page for a list of approved centers.
Where to apply
Prospective students who apply to the Loma Linda University Physician Assistant Program must do so via the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) program. This is a convenient, state-of-the-art, web-based application service. CASPA can be accessed at: http://www.caspaonline.org/.
Apply through CASPA first by clicking the apply now button above.
Once your CASPA application has been processed by CASPA and received by the University, all applicants will be provided with a link to a supplemental application.