The Admissions Process



Gardner-Webb University will begin accepting applications for its January 2019 cohort in mid-April via the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). CASPA submitted applications will be evaluated with particular focus in the following areas: Overall Academic Strength, Science Aptitude, Letter of Recommendation, Health Care Experience and/or Physician Assistant Shadowing, and Potential Match to Program Goals.

Gardner-Webb University will be hosting an open house for prospective PA students on Monday, April 16, 2018. It will be held at the College of Health Sciences building from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Register today to reserve your place as space is limited. Please email for any questions.

The application deadline is September 1, 2018. Applications must be CASPA complete and must contain all required application materials including the supplemental application and $100 supplemental fee by this date. Instructions will be sent to each applicant concerning the supplemental application and fee once the applicant has submitted his or her application to Gardner-Webb through CASPA.

For questions related to CASPA applications, please contact CASPA customer service at (617)-612-2080 or email

To learn more about our application process, click on this link or contact Graduate Admissions at 704.406.2559 or e-mail