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University of La Verne

La Verne,
CA
Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: January 2023
1950 Third Street
La Verne,
CA
91750

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

sprosenko@laverne.edu
909-448-4952

Program Information

Length of Program:

27 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Fall

Accreditation:

Provisional/Probation

Students per Class:

30

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

78%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$115,850 / $115,850   Does not include living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

October 1
(Rolling Admissions not Stated)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

3

Average GPA: 

Not Reported by Program

Average Science GPA:   

Not Reported by Program

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Recommended

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

20

Patient Care Experience Required:

None

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

Shadowing is recommended but not required. Shadowing for 20 or more hours should be documented on a shadowing verification form on the website.

Testing

Test(s) Required:

None

GRE Deadline:

Not Applicable

GRE Expiration:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

Not Available
Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab, Microbiology with lab must have been completed within 7 years of the cohort start date to ensure recent knowledge in the subject area.

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes
Prerequisite coursework with labs that were completed online from spring 2020 through fall 2021 will be accepted for admission consideration. Otherwise, all lab credits not completed in this time period that were done online will not be accepted by the university.

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
1 pending course(s) maximum.
You may have one science prerequisite course (excluding anatomy and physiology) in progress after December 31 of the year prior to when you plan to matriculate. The course must be completed by the end of the spring term or June 15 (whichever is later) of the year you plan to matriculate with a B or higher. Anatomy, Physiology, and all non-science prerequisites must be completed by December 31 of the year prior to when you plan to enter University of La Verne’s PA Program. No exceptions will be made.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Microbiology
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Upper-Level Biology
Not Required
Genetics
Not Required
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology, Each with Lab
Required
Physics
Not Required
Medical Terminology
1 Course
Required
Often programs only require a one-unit course. Some programs accept a non-credit certificate course.
English / Writing
2 Semesters
Required
Psychology
1 Semester
Required
General, developmental or abnormal psychology accepted for this requirement
Social Sciences
1 Semester
Required
General Sociology or Anthropology fulfill this requirement.
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements
Two semester units or three quarter units of Speech Communication is required for admission. One semester of philosophy, religion, ethics, or a critical thinking course is also required for admission. All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a "C" or better.
Other Recommendations
Courses in the History of Fine Arts or other courses involving creative/artistic expression are recommended prerequisite courses.

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