COVID-19 Statement – Important Information

The Pfeiffer University MS-PAS Program has been working to make the best possible decisions for the 2020-2021 application cycle in response to COVID-19. During these uncertain times the program would like to address the following concerns.

Pass/Fail Grades

The program will accept pass/fail grades for the following prerequisite courses only taken during the Spring/Summer 2020 semesters.

  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Medical Terminology

Please note that pass/fail coursework will not factor into the GPA calculations. All GPAs will be calculated by CASPA.

Direct Patient Care/Shadowing Hours

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all applications will be considered regardless of clinical hours completed at the time of application. Proper documentation of those completed direct patient care and shadowing hours is still required for this process. Click here to complete the form.

Please note this consideration is only acceptable for the 2020-2021 application cycle.

PA-CAT Standardized Test

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PA-CAT is NOT required for this application cycle.

Application Deadline

Currently, there has been no change to the 2020-2021 application deadline date. CASPA will open on April 30, 2020, with a Completed status by the September 1, 2020 deadline. A Completed date is given when the application is submitted, at least two letters of reference are completed, and all transcripts and payment fees have been received by CASPA and attached to the application. Applicants should prepare and move forward with the application process as early as possible to ensure all documentation is received in a timely manner.

Interview Process

There are no changes at this time. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis starting in July 2020.

If you have any questions regarding these updates or the application process, please contact our Admissions Support Coordinator, Deidra Harwood,