PA Admissions Information
The PA program begins in late May of each year. The application for the 2016 admissions
cycle will open April 27, 2015. The deadline for the receipt of the application, supporting documentation, and application
fee is December 1. 2015. Priority in application review and invitation for interview will be given to those
applicants who have verified CASPA, the supplemental application complete, and official
GRE scored reported by September 1, 2016. Applications after this date will be reviewed
in order of receipt until all interview invitations are filled.
1. Online Application
Applicants for the PA program must complete both a CASPA Application and supplemental
Merlin Application. The CASPA Application can be accessed through the following link:
The Merlin Application can be accessed through the following link: https://www.ttuhsc.edu/merlin/. Please make sure that all information on your application is correct before selecting
"Submit." Once you submit the General Information section of the application you cannot
edit any information. If a change needs to be made, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Application Fee
The Merlin Application Fee of $40 can be paid through the online application by credit
card. You may also pay by check or money order by selecting the "Money Order" option;
mail a check or money order to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs (3601
4th Street MS 6294, Lubbock, TX 79430). Please make checks and money orders payable
to "TTUHSC." Your application will not be considered for admission until your fee
has been paid.
3. Official Transcripts
All official transcripts need to be submitted to CASPA. You will only need to send
updated transcripts to our office. Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the
institution and must have been printed within the last year. Please send all updated,
official transcripts to the following address:
TTUHSC SHP Admissions and Student Affairs
3601 4th Street MS 6294
Lubbock, TX 79430
4. Official GRE Scores
Official GRE scores are required for admission. GRE Scores must be sent to CASPA,
not to TTUHSC. The SHP GRE submission code is 3652. If your GRE scores are more than
5 years old, they are not considered valid.
5. Bachelor's Degree
A Bachelor's Degree is required for admission in addition to the specific prerequisite
courses listed in Section 7.
6. Minimum GPA
A minimum cumulative GPA and science GPA of a 3.0 as calculated by CASPA is required; this includes all courses taken at every institution attended. Applicants
who do not meet minimum GPA requirements, will not be sent to the admissions committee.
7. Prerequisite Coursework
All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to matriculation. Applicants who
have completed all or most of their prerequisite coursework at the time of application
may be at an advantage during the admissions process. AP and CLEP credit will not
be accepted for any science prerequisite courses. No more than 9 hours of prerequisite courses may be in progress at the time of application.
Prerequisite courses must be taken at a regionally accredited US or Canadian college
or university. Transfer credit from a school outside of the US or Canada will not
be accepted. Prerequisite courses completed within the last 7 years are preferred.
|Human Anatomy and Physiology
|Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry
All sciences courses must be intended for science majors
8. Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required for an application to be complete. Letters of recommendation are submitted online
through the CASPA Application.
9. International Applicants
All foreign coursework must be evaluated by a Foreign Credential Service. We also
require TOEFL/IELTS Scores for any applicant for whom English is their second language
(scores are considered on a case by case basis). Please refer to our International
Applicants webpage for more information and TOEFL/IELTS exemptions: http://www.ttuhsc.edu/shp/prospective/international_app licants.aspx.
Our Physician Assistant program is not approved to admit F-1 visa students at this
Applications are considered on a rolling basis for acceptance into the professional
program. Individual applications are reviewed once materials have been received; therefore,
it is in the applicant's best interest to complete their application, including submission
of required documentation, as early as possible. Fulfillment of the basic requirements
does not guarantee admission.
The selection process for the TTUHSC PA Program is highly competitive. Applicants
must meet the minimum prerequisite requirements. Many factors are considered in admissions
decisions and acceptance is offered to candidates that appear to be most highly qualified
to meet the mission and goals of the PA program including previous achievement and
academic potential, character, motivation and understanding of the profession, and
life experience. Invitations to interview at the TTUHSC PA Program in Midland are
extended to the most competitive applicants. Completion of prerequisite coursework,
strength of the academic record, essays, letters of recommendation and interviews
are all strongly considered in the admissions process.
Admission interviews are granted by the PA admissions committee by invitation only.
Applicants are selected for interviews based on a holistic evaluation of their application
and supporting documents.
Application Submission Checklist
1. Online CASPA
2. Online Merlin Application
3. Application Fee
4. Official GRE Scores
5. Letters of Recommendation - Three required
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Office of Admissions
and Student Affairs. Please contact our office by phone at 806-743-3220 or email at