PA Program Admissions Timeline 2017-2018


April 26,  2017: Application is available via CASPA.

September 1, 2017: Stanford deadline for submitting the CASPA application (applications need to be marked as "Completed" in CASPA by this date).  Please note that CASPA is on ET so the deadline for submitting is 11:59 p.m. ET, 10:59 p.m. CT, and 8:59 p.m. PT.  Please plan accordingly as no exceptions will be made for late submissions.

May 2017 - October 2017: Applications are reviewed; applicants selected for an interview are invited via e-mail.

Winter 2017-2018: Interviews are conducted; offers of admission are made on a rolling basis.  There will be one interview date in December and one in January.

October 2017 - July 2018: Applicants submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and other financial aid applications.

August 2018: Orientation.

Late August 2018: First week of classes.



I've applied. What happens now?

Once you've successfully submitted your application to CASPA, they will perform a check to ensure that your application is not missing any critical components.  When this process is complete, they will notify us, and we will send you an e-mail confirming that we have received your application.

From there, your application will begin its journey through our holistic, multi-phase evaluation process.  Please be advised that we do not provide status updates during this phase of the admissions cycle.

Between 1.5 and 3.5 months after the application deadline, we will send you an e-mail either inviting you to an interview, or notifying you that we unfortunately do not have an interview slot for you in this admissions cycle.  Please be patient!  Due to the "rolling" nature of our admissions process, not everyone will receive news at the same time.

Did you receive my GRE scores?

If you:

  1. Submitted your unofficial scores via CASPA prior to the application deadline, and
  2. Requested that ETS send your scores directly to Stanford (our code is 4704)

Then yes, you should consider your scores received. 

All ETS scores sent to Stanford are received by a central University entity, which does not confirm receipt of indiviudal scores with our program until much later in the admissions process.

If a question or problem arises related to your GRE scores, we will contact you.