Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I need to fill out an application for both Towson University and CCBC Essex?
    Only students selected for an interview will be asked to fill out an application to each respective campus.
  2. Can I apply more than one time if not accepted the first time?
    There is no limit to the number of times you can apply to the program. CASPA requires reapplicants to completely resubmit a new application each year.
  3. What is the deadline for applying to the physician assistant program?
    All applicants must be verified in Caspa by August 1, 2020. 
  4. If my GPA is less than 3.0 can I still get accepted?
    No. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for admission to the program. 
  5. Are the results of a GRE examination required for application from prospective students?
    No, GRE exam is not required.
  6. How do I contact financial aid?
    Contact Towson University’s Financial Aid Advisor Ms. Mone Scott at 410-704-5075 or refer to the Towson University financial aid website
  7. Is there a part time physician assistant program?
    No, course work must be pursued on a full time basis only.
  8. I'm interested in taking one of the courses in the PA program in advance of applying to the program. Can I register to take a PAST course as a non-degree seeking student?
    Students can only register for PA program courses if they have been formally admitted to the full program. Students cannot take PA program courses as non-degree seeking students. 
  9. Is there more than one class starting each year?
    There is only one class admitted for each June start date.
  10. On what campus are classes held?
    The majority of courses occur on the CCBC Essex campus, which is located at 7201 Rossville Blvd., Baltimore MD 21237. Some educational activities occur on the Towson University campus.