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North Central College

Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: February 2023
30 North Brainard Street

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:


Program Information

Length of Program:

24 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  


Starting Semester: 




Students per Class:


PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

Not Available

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$150,433 / $150,433   Includes living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 


Admissions Information


Participates in CASPA:


Application Deadline:

October 1
(Rolling Admissions)


Minimum GPA:   


Minimum Science GPA:


Average GPA: 

Not Reported by Program

Average Science GPA:   

Not Reported by Program

Other GPA Requirements: 

Candidates with a cumulative or science GPA will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will look at the last 60 hours of academic effort and strongly encourage students in this situation to submit PA-CAT scores.

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:


Minimum PA Shadowing: 


Patient Care Experience Required:

750 Hours

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation


Test(s) Required:

GRE or PA-CAT Recommended

GRE Deadline:

October 1

GRE Expiration:


PA-CAT Deadline:

Check with School

CASPer Required:


CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

The GRE and PCAT results will not be used for admission criteria and are recommended for programmatic self study. Because the PA-CAT assesses knowledge in anatomy and physiology, basic medical sciences and statistics it will allow the student to determine what their weak areas may be prior to entrance to PA school and provide opportunity for self-study if need be.

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

7 Years
The upper limit on the length-of-time passed since Prerequisite coursework completion is 7 years

Online Coursework Accepted:


Community College Coursework Accepted:


Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

2 pending course(s) maximum.
Prerequisite coursework must be completed by December 31, 2022.


Required or Recommended
General Chemistry
1 Semester with Lab
Can be substituted for Organic Chemistry with lab
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
1 Semester
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
Not Required
1 Semester with Lab
Upper-Level Biology
Not Required
Not Required
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology, Each with Lab
Not Required
Medical Terminology
Not Required
English / Writing
Not Required
Not Required
Social Sciences
1 Semester
Psychology, Social Science or Behavioral Science
1 Semester
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
1 Semester
Other Requirements
1 semester: Humanities and Fine Arts, Foreign Language 1 semester: Science at the 200 level or above. The following classes will be accepted: Genetics, Immunology, Cell or Molecular Biology, Organic Chemistry
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