Physician Assistant Studies


Applications will not be reviewed until the CASPA (Centralized Application Services for Physician Assistants) is completed, and the UToledo Application fee is submitted. The application cycle will begin at the end of April and close on September 1.

Steps to begin your application:

1.       Completion Of CASPA application by September 1. 

CASPA applications must have a complete date on or before the deadline date. A complete date is given when an application is e-submitted, at least two letters of reference are completed, and all transcripts and payments have been received by CASPA and attached to the application. Documents should be sent several weeks before this date to ensure items arrive on time.

CASPA applications must include:

  • At least three letters of recommendation from professionals, supervisors, medical providers, and/or professors
  • Personal statement
  • Verified transcripts for all colleges/universities attended. 

 2.       Submission of the UToledo application fee by September 1.

The UToledo Application fee is $45.00. 

3.       Recommended: Register for CASPER - Altus Suite - admissions assessments of non-cognitive skills

All applicants are recommended to complete Altus Suite as part of their application. 

To complete Altus Suite visit to create an account and complete the following assessments: 

  • Casper: 60-90 minute online, open-response situational judgment test (SJT)

4.       Recommended: Register for PA-CAT (Physician Assistant College Admission Test)

The program will accept PA-CAT results from the previous two application cycles.

Step 1: Go to PA-CAT to register, pay and schedule your exam date for the PA-CAT. 

    • Ensure the University of Toledo PA Program is selected as the institution to receive your score report in your PA-CAT Score Portal. You can access your PA-CAT Score Portal at PA-CAT.
    • It is recommended that you take the PA-CAT exam early in the application cycle, but no later than August 31st, 2023. The PA-CAT score deadline is September 10th, 2023.

Step 2: Study for the PA-CAT with resources provided by Exam Master. Access instructions are included in your registration confirmation.

  • The following YouTube link provides instructions to register for the exam, how to schedule the exam appointment, and how to release scores to PA Programs:

PA-CAT Study materials provided by Exam Master include:

    • Two 120 Question PA-CAT Practice Exams
    • Eight 50-Question Subject Exams
    • Pre-Matriculation Success Course

 PA-CAT Covered Subjects: Anatomy, Physiology, General Biology, Biochemistry, General and Organic Chemistry, Microbiology, Behavioral Sciences, Genetics, and Statistics.

If you have any questions, please email

Last Updated: 6/7/24