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University of Colorado

Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: January 2023

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Program Information

Length of Program:

35 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  


Starting Semester: 




Students per Class:


PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 


Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$61,179 / $132,465   Does not include living expenses.

Tuition Notes:

Students may petition for residency after their first year living in Colorado. Tuition is $84,941 for the full 3-year program for out-of-state students who are granted residency status after their first year.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 


Admissions Information


Participates in CASPA:


Application Deadline:

September 1
(Rolling Admissions)


Minimum GPA:   


Minimum Science GPA:


Average GPA: 


Average Science GPA:   


Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Not Mentioned

Minimum PA Shadowing: 


Patient Care Experience Required:


Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

Healthcare experience is not required.


Test(s) Required:


GRE Deadline:

Not Applicable

GRE Expiration:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:


CASPer Deadline:

September 1

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

Not Available
Upper division biology courses must be completed within the last five years. Coursework fulfilling other prerequisite requirements may be older than 5 years.

Online Coursework Accepted:


Community College Coursework Accepted:


Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

The general Genetics, Statistics, and Psychology requirements may be pending and completed by the end of the fall semester prior to matriculation. The Chemistry and Biology requirements must be completed prior to the application deadline.


Required or Recommended
General Chemistry
2 Semesters with Lab
One chemistry course must include a lab. This requirement may be met with higher level chemistry courses.
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
1 Semester
May be comprised of general biology, genetics, immunology, embryology, etc.
Not Required
Upper-Level Biology
2 Semesters
Course Required, Lab Recommended
At least 6 semester hours of the biology coursework must be upper division.
1 Semester
Genetics may not fulfill biological science or upper division biological science hours. Course must be designed for science majors. General or human genetics is required. Molecular genetics may not be used toward this requirement.
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology
Course Required, Lab Recommended
Not Required
Medical Terminology
Not Required
English / Writing
Not Required
2 Semesters
Recommended courses include general psychology, abnormal psychology, and developmental psychology.
Social Sciences
Not Required
1 Semester
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements
Biology requirement details: 14 semester hours (or 20 quarter hours) including 6 semester hours of upper-division biology credit, 3 semester hours of Anatomy, and 3 semester hours of Physiology (or 6 semester hours of combined Anatomy and Physiology).At least one biology course must be taken with a lab.
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