Admissions Requirements and Application Procedures

Thank you for your interest in the Red Rocks Community College Physician Assistant Program.  The RRCC PA Program 2020 CASPA application cycle closed September 1, 2020. 2021 application information will be updated on our website as soon as it becomes available. Please review information contained in all admissions tabs to ensure you have met and completed all admissions requirements. 

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. A list of all required courses can be found on our Pre-Req's page.
  • Completed Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Acquisition of 1,800 hours of paid healthcare-relevant experience (Updated 4-6-2020). Please note: In recognition of the possible disruption in employment during the COVID-19 pandemic, the admission committee has decreased the healthcare-relevant experience requirement to 1,800 paid hours for the 2020 application cycle. Applicants are advised to continue to acquire additional healthcare-relevant experience hours following application submittal. If selected as a program interviewee, the applicant will be invited to provide the admission committee with documentation certifying additional healthcare-relevant experience hours acquired post-application submittal.

Choose from the following, depending on application interest:

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

  • 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.