Grade and GPA Requirement
PREREQUISITE COURSE GRADE AND GPA REQUIREMENT:All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or higher and all applicants must have a cumulative Prerequisite Course Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (calculated by CASPA).
CUMULATIVE OVERALL SCIENCE GPA REQUIREMENT:All applicants must have a cumulative overall Science Course GPA (determined via either the Overall Cumulative Science or BCP as calculated by CASPA) of 3.0 or higher.
CUMULATIVE OVERALL GPA REQUIREMENT:All applicants must have a cumulative overall Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher for all undergraduate courses (calculated by CASPA). See below for a potential exception to this one requirement.
WHAT IF MY PREREQUISITE AND SCIENCE GPA REQUIREMENTS ARE MET, BUT MY CUMULATIVE TOTAL GPA IS JUST UNDER 3.0?
As a policy, the Emory & Henry College Master of Physician Assistant Studies program does not round-up any grades, including our own course examination scores and course GPAs. This also applies to prospective applicant cumulative science and prerequisite GPAs. However, if your cumulative undergraduate total GPA is below 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and specifically only for the cumulative overall undergraduate GPA, we are mindful that some students do poorly in their freshman year but then excel in their remaining undergraduate years. Here in the PA Program, we view this as a sign of academic and emotional maturity. If you are such a student, and only once your application has been completed and verified by CASPA, you may email our Admissions Committee Char, Ms. Laura Dowell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and request that the Program reevaluate your transcripts. If approved, the Program may then recalculate your overall GPA based on your Junior and Senior course grades at a 4-year college or university. Courses completed at a community college and courses taken alone (i.e., not with a full semester course load) will not be included in this recalculation. It is important to understand that this is done on a case-by-case basis and the program decision regarding permitting the recalculation and the results of the recalculation are final and not open to consideration for appeal. Regardless of the outcome, all applicants must still have a cumulative prerequisite and cumulative science grade point average of 3.0 or higher as noted above.