The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies encourages qualified applicants from other countries to apply to the PA Program. An F-1 student is a non-immigrant who is pursuing a “full course of study” to achieve a specific educational or professional objective, at an academic institution in the United States that has been designated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to offer courses of study to such students, and has been enrolled in SEVIS (the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System).
All applicants to the PA Program must follow the application process as defined by the Augsburg PA Program and CASPA.
REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WITH DEGREES FROM OUTSIDE THE U.S.
Foreign Credential Evaluation
Augsburg requires foreign credential evaluation for any transcripts from an institution outside of the United States. This evaluation should include the following:
- Analysis of credentials—to determine if your degree is equivalent to an accredited U.S. bachelor’s degree.
- Course-by-course evaluation—to show your complete course listing with credit values and grades received for each course.
- Calculation of grade point average—to demonstrate your cumulative grade point average using the standard U.S. grading system, i.e., A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0, F=0.0.
- Translation to English (if applicable).
Refer to World Education Services at www.wes.org for further information about transcript evaluation. Please follow the CASPA guidelines for submission of transcript evaluation documentation for the CASPA application.
In addition, the TOEFL is required to be completed by August 1st for those applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree outside of the U.S. (and for whom English is not their first language).