Admissions Requirements and Application Procedures

Thank you for your interest in the Red Rocks Community College Physician Assistant Program.  The RRCC PA Program 2019 CASPA application cycle has closed. Information regarding the 2020 application cycle will be posted to our website as it becomes available. Please check our website frequently for information. Please check the RRCC PA Program homepage for dates of upcoming program information sessions. The RRCC PA faculty provides information sessions for those interested in learning more about a physician assistant career, the RRCC PA program and application/admission process.

The core requirements for application to the RRCC Physician Assistant Program include the following:

  • Completed Bachelor's degree
  • Completed specific program prerequisites
  • Completed Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Acquisition of 2,000 hours of paid healthcare-relevant experience

Choose from the following, depending on application interest:

I am ready to apply to the RRCC PA Program in 2019.
(please note prerequisite requirements)
Use this link for all admissions and prerequisite requirements for the 2019 application cycle.

  • The RRCC PA program faculty and staff do not provide assistance with completion of the CASPA application or review prior to submittal. For help with application-related questions, contact CASPA Customer Support at 617-612-2080 or
  • A note about professionalism: The PA profession and RRCC PA program value professionalism in program pre-applicants, applicants, students and graduates. The RRCC PA program expects all persons to exhibit professionalism when contacting and communicating with our program. The PA program is not obligated to respond to communication that is dishonest, threatening, argumentative or offensive. Unprofessional interaction with program staff and/or faculty will be taken into consideration during application review.

I am interested in becoming a PA student at RRCC in the future and I do not have Bachelor's degree.
Use this link as a guide to meet the prerequisite courses, admissions requirements, and completing a bachelor’s degree.

I might want to be a PA.
Use this link to find out more about the physician assistant profession.

I have applied in the past and haven't gotten in. What can I do to improve my application?
Use this link to find out more about the RRCC Physician Assistant Program's application process.