Yes. The ARC-PA has granted SCU’s MSPA Program Accreditation-Provisional status.
According to the ARC-PA,
Provisional accreditation is an active accreditation status….in order to be eligible to take the PANCE, students must successfully complete a program that was accredited at the time the student matriculated. It is best to check with the NCCPA concerning exam eligibility criteria.
SCU’s MSPA students will be offered a unique training experience that allows them to gain a solid foundational knowledge applicable to their chosen medical field. In addition, our students will have the opportunity to learn alongside chiropractic and Eastern Medicine students in a portion of their courses, allowing them to develop an awareness and understanding of other disciplines as well as an appreciation of teamwork in optimizing learning outcomes and ultimately, overall patient health.
Yes. You must complete all your required prerequisite classes prior to the January 15, 2018 registration deadline. You have until August 31, 2018 to complete your undergraduate degree.
You do not need to provide documentation, however, we may contact your references to verify
All applications will be accepted until the registration deadline of January 15, 2018. Those applicants being invited for interviews will be contacted starting in December through January 15th with interviews being held December through February.
After March 1st
We will offer the first 50 seats, if an offer is not accepted, we will give the offer to the next applicant on the list
Yes, a background check will be done for the 50 seated students
After a student is contacted with an admissions offer, and the background check has been completed, information regarding financial aid and registering for classes will be related.
Classes are held Monday-Friday during the day on the university campus. Throughout training, there will be supplemental training opportunities and experiences that may occur outside of the typical week.
Applicants must have a complete date on or before the deadline date. A complete date is given when an application is e-submitted and all transcripts, payments, and at least two letters of reference have been received by CASPA and attached to the application. Documents should be sent several weeks prior to this date to ensure items arrive on time.
Once you e-submit your application, your CASPA application is locked and you may NOT make changes to it. The only sections you may change after submitting are: your contact information, your password and security information, references which have a status of “new” or “in-progress” and you may add additional schools to apply to. You may also add NEW experiences, achievements, certifications, and test scores, but you can NOT edit those already entered. All other sections will be read-only. Make sure you check over your application information closely before e-submitting to avoid any errors as these cannot be corrected later.
You have two choices in this case:
You may list your current courses as completed on your online application, and wait to e-submit your application until CASPA has received the updated transcript, which will cause a delay in your application. Please note that once all materials have been received, it may take four weeks for your application to be verified. CASPA recommends that all information arrive at CASPA at least four weeks prior to your earliest deadline.
You may leave the course listed as in-progress on your CASPA application and submit your application. In this case, you would send the transcripts with only the completed courses to CASPA and, once the in-progress courses are complete, either update your information via academic update or send updated transcripts directly to the schools to which you are applying. This would avoid a delay in your application, and this is not an uncommon practice.
CASPA calculates a standardized GPA to help PA programs evaluate applicants using uniform and consistent criteria. The CASPA GPAs are likely to be different from those calculated by the colleges and universities attended due to the CASPA grade standardization process. Each category is calculated by adding up the total number of quality points in that category (your credits multiplied by the numeric value of your grade) and dividing this number by the total credits you attempted to earn in this same category. ALL CASPA GPAs ARE CALCULATED IN SEMESTER HOURS. If you took quarter hour classes, the conversion to semester units is: 2/3 x quarter units = semester units.
No, you may submit paid or unpaid hours
The ability to speak, read, and understand English fluently is an important factor in admissions decisions.
Applicants for whom English is not a native language must submit an official copy of their TOEFL score.
SCUHS does not grant exemptions to the TOEFL or TSE requirement, regardless of an applicant’s citizenship status in the U.S., or study at another university or college taught in English.
All applicants for whom English is not their native language will be considered for a program of study in accordance with their TOEFL/TSE score(s). Applicants will not be admitted without an official score on file.
For all degree programs, the minimum required TOEFL score is 500 (paper based), 250 (computer based), or 100 (internet based).
Upon entry to the MSPA program, students must be up to date on all immunizations listed for our program. Prior beginning classes, students will have the opportunity to upload their personal immunization information. In addition, the TB immunization must be retaken within 5 months of beginning clinical rotations.
Average GPA – 3.3
Average Pre-Requisite GPA – 3.4
53% of applicants were from California
Average GPA – 3.3
Average Pre-Requisite GPA – 3.5
60% of applicants were from California