The CASPA application for the class entering May 2016 opens on April 22, 2015, and closes November 1, 2015.
- April – November: Apply through CASPA
- September – March: Invitations to interview and admission notifications, until the incoming class is finalized
- March – April: New students fulfill pre-enrollment requirements (criminal background check, medical form/immunizations, etc.)
May: Orientation and classes begin
Invitation to Interview
The PA Faculty reviews and selects candidates for the interview process as applications are completed, verified and sent to Baldwin Wallace University from CASPA. We begin interviewing candidates in September, and continue through the winter, until the class is full. It is best to apply and submit your application in the early Fall, before the November deadline; however, the PA Program does hold some seats prior to filling the class for candidates who submit their applications just prior to the deadline. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the PA Program for this purpose.
Candidates are notified of an admission decision in writing. In some cases, candidates may be conditionally admitted, pending successful completion of one or two of their science prerequisites.
Enrollment Confirmation Fee and Tuition Deposit
Admitted candidates must pay an enrollment confirmation fee of $500 within two weeks of admission. By February 1, admitted students must pay a tuition deposit of $1000 to hold their place in the class. These payments to Baldwin Wallace University are nonrefundable and will be applied to the student's first semester of tuition.
If a candidate is offered admission after February 1, $1500 must be paid within one week to hold the student's seat in the class. This $1500 payment combines the enrollment confirmation fee and tuition deposit, is nonrefundable, and will be applied to the first semester of tuition.
Admission Alternate List
Due to limited enrollment, some qualified candidates will be placed on an alternate list. The Physician Assistant Program will review the enrollment capacity for new students throughout the spring and will notify candidates on the alternate list should an opening become available.
New Program Approval by ARC-PA - The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional to the Baldwin Wallace University Physician Assistant Program. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status. The status indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned. Accreditation – Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class. BW enrolled its first class of Physician Assistant students in May 2013.