Admissions FAQs

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A: Yes. All students are required to submit a supplemental application by the September 1st deadline.

A new class enters the Yale PA Program every August.

A: Applicants must e-submit their CASPA application by 11:59pm EST on September 1st. Applications must be verified (GPA calculated) and complete by October 1st.

A: Yes. All incoming students must consent to a background assessment prior to matriculation.

A: No. Each application is reviewed on its own merit and we do not maintain a university ranking system.

A: No. We do not have a specified list of majors required for admission. However, we do have specific prerequisites that should be carefully reviewed prior to applying for the program.

A: You must submit your transcripts and credentials to the World Education Service for an official course-by-course evaluation and degree conferral authentication.

A: If your credentials have been deemed comparable to an undergraduate degree by World Education Service, we do accept the coursework. International students must complete one year of education in the United States, Great Britain or Canada prior to application.

A: Anyone whose first language is not English and has not completed a degree in the United States, Great Britain or Canada is required to take the TOEFL.

A: Unfortunately, you are not eligible to apply. Yale does not accept applications from individuals who have completed their medical training as physicians.

A: While we do not accept applications from physicians who have completed their medical school training, we do accept applications from individuals who started medical school but for a variety of reasons did not complete their training.

A: No. We do not run in-person information sessions. If you have questions relating your specific situation please email


A: Since the science grade point average includes all science course work, it would use both organic chemistry grades in the calculation.

A: No. We do not require that the science courses be taken within a certain timeframe relative to the application. When the admissions committee reviews the application, the members will assess the applicant's familiarity with the prerequisite subjects in general.

A: No. A maximum of 1 prerequisite course may be "in progress" at the time you submit your application. That course must be completed by December 31st with a grade of "B" or better.

A: While Yale does not require a set number of health care hours, having experience does make the applicant more competitive. Most individuals that apply to our program have on average 1900 patient care hours.

A: Direct patient care means hands-on patient experience. Preference is given to applicants with more hands-on experience. Roles in this area include but are not limited to experience as an EMT, Paramedic, RN, Medical Assistant, CNA, ER Tech, and Physical Therapy Aide. Healthcare experience with underserved populations is highly valued.

A: No, we do not accept AP credits.
A: Yes. Coursework may be completed at community colleges, institutions from which the applicant has not received a degree, and regionally accredited online institutions.

Official GRE Test Scores

A: No. All applicants are expected to complete the GRE. The institution code is 3983.

A: Yes. The GRE is a required component and the Program will only consider official test scores.

A: In an effort to ensure fair admissions practices, we do not waive GRE requirements for any applicant.

A: We do not have a minimum score on any specific section of the GRE however, competitive applicants have overall scores above the 50th percentile.

A: We recommend that all GRE examinations be scheduled by August 1st. Only fully verified and completed applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Admissions Process

A: You will receive an email when both your supplemental application and your verified CASPA application are received by Yale.

A: It is our goal to extend interview invitations one month prior to the scheduled interview dates.