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Elon University: Physician Assistant

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Program: 27 months (116.5 credit hours), admits 38 students, and starts in January. 97% PANCE Five Year First Time Taker Average Pass Rate

Application: Starts reviewing applicants in September - program admits students on a rolling basis.

In-State Tuition (total): $85,680. This does not include additional costs/fees, which can range from $5,000 to over $12,000.

Admission Info:

  • Average GPA: 3.7
  • Science GPA: 3.73
  • Average GRE Scores: Quantitative - 154; Verbal - 155; Analytical - 4.0
  • Average health care experience: 4,148 hours
  • Three letters of recommendation: one from a Physician Assistant or other healthcare provider; and two others


Elon requires 6 science courses and one non-science course. Grades of ‘C’ or better are required in each prerequisite course. No prerequisite course may be taken on a “pass/no pass” or “credit/no credit” basis. All prerequisites must be completed at a regionally accredited college or university. Coursework from community college or online institutions can be accepted. Five of the six science courses must be complete at the time of application. Non-science prerequisite courses do not have a time limit.

  • Human Anatomy & Human Physiology (seven semester hours) (UNCW: BIO/L 240 and BIO/L 241)
  • General Chemistry with Lab (4 semester hours) (UNCW: CHM 101)
  • Additional Chemistry with Lab (4 semester hours) (UNCW: CHM 102)
  • Microbiology (3 semester hours) (UNCW: BIO/L 246 or BIO/L 425)
  • 1 Upper Level Science (3 semester hours): Examples include, but are not limited, to biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, exercise physiology, genetics, immunology and organic chemistry. (UNCW: BIO/L 465, BIO/L 201, EXS/L 320, BIO/L 335, BIO 320, or CHM/L 211)
  • 1 Psychology Course (3 semester hours) (UNCW: PSY 105)

UNCW course recommendations: Student must verify the correct coursework needed for each program.