Prospective Students

Tuition and Financial AidI've Been Accepted Now What?Technical Standards

Thank you for your interest in the Red Rocks Community College Physician Assistant Program. Please thoroughly review our website, including FAQs for the most up-to-date information about our admissions process. If you have additional inquiries, please email

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Admission into the RRCC PA program is very competitive. Please review all the admissions requirements at length. The RRCC PA program is a participant in CASPA (Centralized Application Service for PAs).  To apply to our program, applicants must complete the CASPA application. Prior to matriculating into the Program, accepted students must successfully pass a criminal background check. Applicants convicted of any criminal offense, regardless of its designation, involving a crime of moral turpitude or a crime against a child, will not be considered. 

Visit our Admissions page for more information on the application process.


The Admission Committee aims to admit applicants whose values and goals align with the mission and goals of the RRCC PA Program.  An example of a successful candidate would be someone who demonstrates:
  • Evidence of academic success as a foundation to rigorous PA curriculum
  • An interest in learning primary care medicine and serving as a primary care PA
  • An interest in serving rural/underserved populations
  • Personal qualities that align with the PA profession such as teamwork, collaboration, intellectual flexibility, self-awareness, respect, integrity, and honesty
  • Preparation for success as a PA through paid health care relevant experience 
  • An understanding of and commitment to the PA profession
  • Diversity, inclusion, and equity of thought and attitude
  • Capacity and preparation to become a Master's level student with qualities such as resiliency, adaptability, self-sufficiency, dependability, and ability to accept and implement feedback
  • An eagerness to undergo professional and personal growth 


In order to be considered for admission, applicants must meet all program application requirements by the posted deadline including all prerequisite coursework, Bachelor's degree, and work experience. There is no expiration of courses, and work experience must be within the last 5 years. Please thoroughly review our pre-requisites.

Application Review Process

In recognition of the uniqueness of each applicant's personal and professional characteristics, applications are reviewed holistically by mutliple reviewers using the following categories: personal characteristics, health care relevant experience, history of academic performance, alignment with the mission of the RRCC PA Program, and recommendation letters.

Admissions Time Line

A timeline from the opening of CASPA through admission determinations can be found here. Please note, in order for the program to be in compliance with accreditation requirements, deadlines are non-negotiable.  

Tuition and Financial Aid

Information regarding the cost of the program and how to obtain financial aid can be found here. Tuition rates are adjusted by the Colorado Community College System in June/July of each year.

I’ve Been Accepted! Now What?

Congratulations, you’ve been accepted…so now what? Additional information and next steps can be found here

Technical Standards

In order to be admitted as students in the Physician Assistant Program, candidates must meet the following Technical Standards. Please review our programs technical standards here.