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Applying to PA school
#1
Hi everybody!

Has anyone been granted admission to any Physician Assistant schools with the TESU Bachelor's degree? Has anyone experienced any issues with applications? If so, what was your major that you applied with?

Thank you so much!
#2
(08-06-2018, 12:28 PM)ashtonnewman Wrote: Hi everybody!

Has anyone been granted admission to any Physician Assistant schools with the TESU Bachelor's degree? Has anyone experienced any issues with applications? If so, what was your major that you applied with?

Thank you so much!

Hello! Someone I know is currently applying to PA schools. They have a traditional B&M degree in biology. Something to keep in mind is that most graduate PA programs are going to have some requirements for their prerequisites courses. Basically they want it to be an actual course with a GPA and labs.

I would definitely look into whichever PA programs you like to find their requirements and plan those accordingly. Also, keep in mind they want to see candidates with experience whether it's volunteer hours or paid work in medicalish work(things like assisting disabled people). It can be very competitive and I believe they oftentimes want to see GRE scores as well.

Just some things to keep in mind as you want to work on those things from the start. Best of luck!
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#3
(08-06-2018, 12:38 PM)MNomadic Thanks for the quick answer! I transferred everything in with actual courses and labs with grades from a commuunity college so it would not be a problem. I am just asking because this is a non-tradional way of getting a BA so some schools may not be a fan of it.Everything else has been worked on but the BA. This is why I am asking as I am currently applying as well! Wrote:
(08-06-2018, 12:28 PM)ashtonnewman Wrote: Hi everybody!

Has anyone been granted admission to any Physician Assistant schools with the TESU Bachelor's degree? Has anyone experienced any issues with applications? If so, what was your major that you applied with?

Thank you so much!

Hello! Someone I know is currently applying to PA schools. They have a traditional B&M degree in biology. Something to keep in mind is that most graduate PA programs are going to have some requirements for their prerequisites courses. Basically they want it to be an actual course with a GPA and labs.

I would definitely look into whichever PA programs you like to find their requirements and plan those accordingly. Also, keep in mind they want to see candidates with experience whether it's volunteer hours or paid work in medicalish work(things like assisting disabled people). It can be very competitive and I believe they oftentimes want to see GRE scores as well.

Just some things to keep in mind as you want to work on those things from the start. Best of luck!
#4
Sounds good then! Graduating from TESU shouldn't cause any big problems then. I can't speak for every potential school but as long as you meet their application requirements and have a competitive application, you should be able to get looked at by some schools.
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#5
you aren't getting in with a TESU BS

https://shs.touro.edu/programs/physician...ollapseOne

https://www.marist.edu/science/physician...admissions

https://www.southuniversity.edu/tampa/ar...admissions
#6
(08-06-2018, 10:39 PM)bluebooger Wrote: you aren't getting in with a TESU BS

What specifically are you basing that statement off of?
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#7
Having a BS from TESU isn't enough on its own, but if you take a quick year to finish your BA/BS from TESU, you can take a year or 2 years "pre-med or pre-professional sciences requirements" at the local 4-year college/university and that should be sufficient enough for admissions. Some may go beyond those requirements and get a second BS in Biology/Chemistry or Organic Chemistry, maybe a BS Health Sciences even. As long as you keep up the GPA and have all your prerequisites completed, you'll remain competitive.
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(08-06-2018, 10:39 PM)bluebooger Wrote: you aren't getting in with a TESU BS

https://shs.touro.edu/programs/physician...ollapseOne

https://www.marist.edu/science/physician...admissions

https://www.southuniversity.edu/tampa/ar...admissions

What's funny about this post is clearly that you haven't done the proper research.

The first link is for Touro Bayshore that does not even REQUIRE a BA! 

The second link clearly states "A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or an equivalent institution must be awarded prior to matriculation into the program"

The third link states "Applicants must have an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution."

So, there is nothing there that states anything from TESU would not work. You have no basis for your claim unless you bring other proof or information!

Thanks for contributing though.

(08-07-2018, 12:12 AM)bjcheung77 Wrote: Having a BS from TESU isn't enough on its own, but if you take a quick year to finish your BA/BS from TESU, you can take a year or 2 years "pre-med or pre-professional sciences requirements" at the local 4-year college/university and that should be sufficient enough for admissions.  Some may go beyond those requirements and get a second BS in Biology/Chemistry or Organic Chemistry, maybe a BS Health Sciences even.  As long as you keep up the GPA and have all your prerequisites completed, you'll remain competitive.

I spent 3 years at my community college finishing all the pre-reqs and only then completing the BA from TESU. You are correct that as long as you keep the GPA up and have the pre-reqs you will be fine. 

Thank you for contributing!
#9
Lol that's almost exactly what I was thinking. For sure, it is not easy to get into some of those PA programs(they are very competitive), but as long as you do what you need to meet the requirements and also do what you need to be competitive, most shouldn't have a problem with TESU. After all, you said you would be getting your science prerequisites done in person with hands on labs and any contact/clinical hours you do would naturally be in person as well.
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Study.com(31cr): Eng 105, Fin 102, His 108, Lib Sci 101, Math 104, Stat 101, CS107, CS 303, BUS 107
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OD(6cr): Robotics, Cyber
CSM(3cr)
CompTIA: A+, Network+, Server+, Security+
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#10
(08-07-2018, 01:33 AM)MNomadic Wrote: Lol that's almost exactly what I was thinking. For sure, it is not easy to get into some of those PA programs(they are very competitive), but as long as you do what you need to meet the requirements and also do what you need to be competitive, most shouldn't have a problem with TESU. After all, you said you would be getting your science prerequisites done in person with hands on labs and any contact/clinical hours you do would naturally be in person as well.

Exactly! The reason I am asking is that one school is not too keen on such a BA. They write on the requirements page "A baccalaureate degree obtained from an educational institution that confers degrees solely based on acquiring prior community or other college credits (or a majority thereof) may not be accepted"

No other program has such a problem to the best of my knowledge which is what I wanted to double check. I transferred in 80 community college credits, 30 credits from excelsior, and 10 credits were a TECEP, AP exam, capstone, and one NCCRS test (those were all counted as CR).

This does not really worry me but it's just something that I think about. Not sure what "bluebooger" is trying to say...


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