The entire application process lasts approximately 18 months, which spans two academic years. Whether you plan to apply at the end of your 3rd year, 4th year, or after graduation, this timeline begins with preparation in the fall prior to your application submission in May.

September
October
  • Begin requesting LORs from faculty as well as PAs, employers, clinicians, volunteer managers, etc.
  • Attend all relevant application process meetings and workshops in preparation for May submission of your application
November
  • Attend all relevant application process meetings and workshops if not attended in October
December
January
  • Continue revising your Personal Statement Draft
  • Submit Interview Stream for Mock Interview Appointment
February
  • Research programs and schools. Review all application deadlines and program start dates very carefully on the CASPA application and PAEA program directory
  • Confirm preparation of all LORs for April submission to CASPA evaluation portal
  • Participate in a Mock Interview
  • Take GRE no later than February
March
  • Finalize your Personal Statement
  • Consider Mock Interviewing if not previously completed
  • Review CASPA application instruction manual 
April
  • Primary application (CASPA) opens mid to late April
May
  • Submit primary application, transcripts, and all LORs
June
  • If relevant, complete CASPA Academic Update 
  • Utilize Interview Stream and Mock Interviewing
  • Complete secondary applications within two weeks of receiving
July
  • Utilize Interview Stream and Mock Interviewing
  • Complete secondary applications within two weeks of receiving them
August
Fall
  • Interviews continue until spring
  • If relevant, complete CASPA Academic Update for fall term and send any other relevant co-curricular updates to schools in December
Spring
  • Make final choice of school based on CASPA traffic rules