Hey everyone. I just received the confirmation email yesterday. According to the email, it sounds like we most likely won't hear back from SMU regarding interview invites until November. See below for the full details.
Thank you for your application to the Master Physician Assistant program at Samuel Merritt University. This email confirms we have received your application from CASPA and it is under review. Our review process will begin this summer and continue throughout the fall. When we review your application, we will notify you by email if we need any additional information or documents. Please do not send us transcripts of courses you have completed since you submitted your CASPA application; we do not go back and recalculate GPA’s based on recently completed classes. We assume you will successfully complete all classes indicated as in progress on your application. Do not send resumes, additional letters of recommendation, certificates, updates to your health care experience hours, etc. We only look at and consider the information we require as part of the standardized application. As a reminder, we do not require the GRE’s and do not have a supplemental application.
We will begin sending out interview invitations in November and will continue to invite candidates to interview as space permits until the interview process is completed. We have a total of 144 interview slots. It is very likely you will not hear from us before that time. Invitations come directly from the PA department and not through the Office of Admission. All applicants will know their final admission status by the beginning of March. We notify every one of their final status by email. A tentative timeline for this admission cycle is on our website at http://www.samuelmerritt.edu/physician_assistant/admission_timeline.
We respectfully request that you do not call us regarding your current application status. Please know that we have your application, it will go through our review process and we will email you if we need any additional information or clarification of any information throughout the review process.
Again, thank you for your interest in and application to the MPA program at Samuel Merritt University!