Application process

Admission requirements

This program has a competitive admissions process. Applicants are encouraged to review minimum requirements in each of the following areas prior to application. Historical admission data on previous classes is available. It may also be helpful to evaluate the selection criteria considered by the application review committee when choosing applicants for interview and program admission.

Professional licensure disclosure

  • If you plan to apply for licensure in a state other than Wisconsin after completion of this program, you should contact that state's appropriate licensing board and refer to the Professional Licensure Disclosure to determine whether this UWL program meets licensure requirements in a specific state.

How to apply

Submit a CASPA application expanding section

The program participates in the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA)

Applicants will submit program specific narratives and recommendation information for 3 references.

Submit GRE scores expanding section
  • Official GRE General Test scores are required
    • Submit scores via our program's CASPA code: 0445
    • Scores are valid for 5 years
    • More information available at ETS GRE.
Submit program application fee expanding section
  • The required $50 program application fee (non-refundable) must be submitted with a completed PA Program Application Fee form.
    • Payment instructions included on form
Additional requirements for international applicants expanding section

In addition to the application requirements listed above, international applicants will need to submit the following items:

  • Transcript information - As noted above, official, certified or attested transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended must be submitted. Additionally, documents issued in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  • Course-by-Course Evaluations – This program requires a WES or ECE evaluation to be submitted as part of the application process.
  • Proof of English language proficiency: Non-native English speakers must submit evidence of language proficiency requirements for admission via official TOEFL results.  Only results within the last two years will be accepted.  Applicants must achieve an overall score of at least 100 iBT as well as minimum scores in each of the following TOEFL iBT categories:
      • Reading=22
      • Listening=22
      • Speaking=26
      • Writing=24
  • Proof of funding: Submit a bank statement and completed Affidavit of Support form.
    • Applicants who require F-2 visas for dependents (spouse and/or children) must submit additional proof of funding and passport copies for each dependent.

  • Passport information: Submit a photocopy of the photo page of your passport. 

Please contact International Admissions at if you have questions.  Each of the items listed in this section "Additional requirements for international applicants" can be sent directly to the UWL Admissions Office.

UWL Admissions Office
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

Dates & deadlines (2022-23)

CASPA application cycle opens: April 28, 2022

Students accepted in this cycle will start the program Summer 2023

CASPA application deadline: August 1, 2022 

Application materials must be submitted to CASPA & classified as "complete" (apps do not need to be "verified") by deadline.