All prerequisite coursework must be undergraduate courses and grades must be a "C" (2.0) or higher. Due to the unique situation created by COVID-19, many institutions are allowing students to choose a Pass/No Pass option in lieu of a letter grade in the Winter/Spring 2020 semester. The University of Michigan-Flint Physician Assistant program requires all applicants to receive letter grades in all of their prerequisites courses. The Pass/No Pass option will not be accepted.



·Completed bachelor’s degree, in any field of study, prior to the PA program January start date.

·Bachelor's degree completed in the U.S. must be from a regionally accredited college or university.

·If the bachelor's degree was completed at a non-US institution, applicants must obtain a course-by-course evaluation of their transcripts by World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). The evaluation must be completed and uploaded to the CASPA application by the CASPA submission deadline date, and must include at least cumulative grade point average and degree earned.

·Minimum 3.0 CASPA-calculated overall cumulative undergraduate grade point average.

Course Work:

·Minimum combined prerequisite course GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.

·All coursework fulfilling prerequisite requirements must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher to be considered for admission to the program.

·All prerequisite coursework must be completed at a U.S. regionally accredited university or college, with courses completed, grades earned, and documentation uploaded to the CASPA application by the CASPA application submission deadline date.

·Graduate-level courses will not be considered as fulfilling prerequisite courses.

·Pass/Fail Courses will not be accepted toward prerequisite course requirements.

·In-person and online coursework are acceptable.

·Courses for which credit was awarded by examination and/or advanced placement credit are not applied toward any of the prerequisite course requirements.

·Prerequisites courses will not substitute for more advanced applied content within the professional component of the program.

Prerequisite Requirements

Please use the UM-Flint course prerequisites for equivalency comparison to ensure courses will satisfy requirements.

Specifically approved UM-Flint PA prerequisite approvals can be found HERE

If you are unsure if a course will fulfill a prerequisite requirement, please submit a Prerequisite Equivalency Form. You must complete this form in its entirety for consideration.

  • Human Anatomy: one lecture course
  • Human Physiology: two lecture courses, at least one course must be 300/3000 level or higher
  • Chemistry: two lecture courses, one course must be either an organic or biochemistry course
  • Microbiology: one lecture/lab course, must include lab (lecture and lab may be combined or separate)
  • Developmental Psychology: one lecture course
  • Statistics: one lecture course
  • Medical Terminology: one lecture course