We are aware that some undergraduate institutions are offering pass/fail grades for courses completed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our program currently accepts up to two (2) prerequisite course with a non-traditional letter grade and a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for admission. Applicants should be aware that pass/fail courses do not contribute to the CASPA GPA calculations, and passing a course will not improve their GPA. An optional essay will be available when completing the CASPA application, and we encourage applicants to explain their circumstances around COVID-19, if applicable. The EVMS PA program will update our policies as necessary in order to respond appropriately to emerging circumstances.
We do not discriminate on the basis of where prerequisites courses are taken. Self-paced online courses may not be the best way to complete a prerequisite course for the first attempt. This may be better suited for those repeating a course for a better grade or to update the coursework within the 10-year window.