General Admissions Procedures

Application Deadline

Application Deadline: All applications are processed by the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) at Official transcripts and references are considered part of the CASPA application and should be sent directly to CASPA. A paper application is available by calling CASPA at 240-497-1895.

Applications will not be accepted by CASPA after Dec. 1. Students are accepted on a rolling basis and encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Arcadia students applying for assured admission must submit their application no later than Sept. 1.


A $500 deposit must accompany the acceptance reply. This deposit is applied to the first semester’s tuition, but it is nonrefundable if the student fails to enter the program on the date for which he or she is accepted. A second non-refundabel deposit of $1,000 is required by April 1.