Standardized Tests

SELF-REPORTED TEST SCORES

The “Tests” section of the application allows you to self-report your scores from standarized tests you have taken or to report tests you plan on taking in the future. This section is not required to submit your CASPA application and does not affect your application’s status. However, please check with your PA programs before deciding whether or not to list your scores here. These scores can not be added in or updated after you e-submit your application.

*WARNING* Although self-reporting your scores in the “Tests”  is not required by CASPA, some PA programs REQUIRE applicants self-report their GRE scores in this section, even if they submit their official GRE scores to CASPA or the school directly. Failure to self-report can lead to an automatic rejection from these particular PA programs. It is the applicant’s responsibility to research these requirements and comply with them. CASPA can NOT add these scores in for you if you neglect to do so.

OFFICIAL TOEFL SCORES

Official TOEFL Scores should be mailed to CASPA in paper format. They must be original copies of the test and sent to CASPA directly from ETS. CASPA can NOT accept photocopied, faxed, or electronic TOEFL scores. Please mail all official TOEFL scores to:

CASPA TOEFL SCORES
P.O. Box 9108
Watertown, MA 02471

OFFICIAL GRE SCORES

CASPA accepts official GRE Scores submitted electronically to CASPA using a special PA program-specific CASPA GRE code which is different than the school’s regular school code. Official GRE scores from ETS can be received by CASPA at any point during the application cycle, even after your application has been e-submitted or verified. However, some programs may have a deadline by which they want your scores posted. Also, your unofficial self-reported GRE scores (see self-reported scores above) can NOT be added after you e-submit and must be entered in prior to submitting if your PA program requires you to list them.

IMPORTANT: Once your Official GRE scores are attached to your application, they can NOT be removed should you decide you no longer want your schools to view them. If you choose to re-apply using a re-applicant account, your GRE scores will remain attached to your application. Please research PA admission requirements to determine whether you would like your GRE scores to be a part of your CASPA application BEFORE requesting them to be attached.

Find your PA program on the CASPA GRE CODE LIST below. If your PA program is on this list, you should use the CASPA code displayed to send your official GRE scores to CASPA. 

CASPA GRE CODE LIST (click to expand)

This list contains all CASPA programs who have signed up for a CASPA GRE code.  If your PA program is not on this list, than you should contact them directly to determine how they would like you to report your GRE scores.

CASPA PROGRAM ETS CODE
Albany Medical College 0403 Albany Medical Colg CASPA
Alderson Broaddus College 0522 Alderson Broaddus Coll CASPA
Anne Arundel Community College 0517 Anne Arundel CC MS Phys Asst CASPA
Baldwin Wallace University 0498 Baldwin Wallace U PA CASPA
Bethel University 0510 Bethel U MS Phys Asst CASPA
Boston University 0400 Boston U Schl Medicine CASPA
Butler University 0477 Butler U Phys Asst CASPA
Campbell University 0406 Campbell U CUCPHS CASPA
Carroll University 0409 Carroll U CASPA
Central Michigan University 0518 Central Michigan U CASPA
Chapman University 3681 Chapman U Phys Asst CASPA
Chatham University 3879 Chatham U Phys Asst CASPA
Clarkson University 0285 Clarkson U CASPA
Cornell University – Weill Cornell Medical School 0479 Weill Cornell Graduate School CASPA
DeSales University 0540 DeSales U CASPA
Des Moines University 0447 Des Moines U Phys Asst CASPA
Duke University 0422 Duke U Phys Asst CASPA
East Carolina University 0421 East Carolina U PA CASPA
Eastern Michigan University 3646 Eastern Mich U Phys Asst CASPA
Elon University 0398 Elon U Physician Asst CASPA
Emory University 0459 Emory U Phys Asst CASPA
Gardner-Webb University 3648 Gardner Webb U Phys Asst CASPA
Harding University 0417 Harding U Phys Asst CASPA
High Point University 7291 High Point U Phys Asst CASPA
Indiana University 3752 Indiana U Purdue U Ind Phys Asst Prog CASPA
Jefferson College of Health Sciences 0597 Jefferson College of Health Sciences CASPA
Johnson & Wales University 0468 Johnson & Wales Phys Asst CASPA
Keiser University 0284 Keiser U CASPA
Lincoln Memorial University 0565 Lincoln Memorial U DCOM Phys Asst CASPA
Louisiana State University – New Orleans 0202 Louisiana St U New Orleans CASPA
Louisiana State University HSC – Shreveport 0423 LSU HSC PA Shreveport CASPA
Lynchburg College 3874 Lynchburg College Phys Asst CASPA
Marquette University  5872 Marquette U Phys Asst CASPA
Mary Baldwin College 3656 Mary Baldwin Coll Phys Asst CASPA
Mercer University  0441 Mercer U Phys Asst CASPA
Methodist University  0399 Methodist U Phys Asst CASPA
MGH Institute of Health Professions 3865 MGH Inst Hlth Prof Phys Asst CASPA
Midwestern University – Glendale 0508 Midwestern U Phys Asst CASPA
Mississippi College 0598 Mississippi College CASPA
Monmouth College 3880 Monmouth U Phys Asst CASPA
New York Institute of Technology  0390 New York Inst Techlgy CASPA
Northwestern University  4879 Northwestern U Phys Asst CASPA
Ohio Dominican University  0436 Ohio Dominican U PA CASPA
Oregon Health & Science University  4780 OHSU Phys Asst Prgm CASPA
Penn State University  0900 Penn State Colg Medcn CASPA
Rocky Mountain University 3660 Rocky Mountain U Phys Asst CASPA
Rosalind Franklin University 0276 Rosalind Franklin U Phys Asst CASPA
Rutgers University 0544 Rutgers Sch Hlth Related Prof CASPA
Salus University 0432 Salus U Phys Asst CASPA
Shenandoah University 0414 Shenandoah U Phy Asst CASPA
South University – Georgia 0467 South U Savannah Phys Asst CASPA
South University – Tampa 0454 South U Tampa Phys Asst CASPA
Southern Illinois University 0480 Southern Illinois U Phys Asst CASPA
St. Ambrose University 0420 St Ambrose PA CASPA
St. Catherine University 0431 St. Catherine U Phys Asst CASPA
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 3652 Texas Tech U Phys Asst CASPA
Trevecca Nazarene University 0532 Trevecca Nazarene U CASPA
Tufts University 0438 Tufts U Pub Hlth Prog Phys Asst CASPA
Union College 3645 Union Coll Phys Asst CASPA
University of Alabama at Birmingham 0570 U Alabama Birmingham CASPA
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 0279 U Arkansas Med Sci CASPA
University of Bridgeport 7292 U Bridgeport Phys Asst CASPA
University of Colorado 3722 U Colorado Phys Asst CASPA
University of Detroit Mercy 0509  U Detroit Mercy Phys Asst CASPA
University of Florida 0427 U Florida Phys Asst CASPA
University of Iowa 0466 U Iowa Phys Asst CASPA
University of Maryland Eastern Shore 0269 U Maryland Eastern Shore CASPA
University of Nebraska Medical Center 4917 U Nebraska Med Ctr Phys Asst CASPA
University of New England 0500 U New England Phys Asst CASPA
University of North Texas Health Science Center 6380 U North Texas HSC CASPA
University of Pittsburgh 0452 U Pittsburgh Phys Asst CASPA
University of St. Francis – New Mexico 0523 U St Francis CASPA
University of Tennessee Health Science Center 0702 U Tennessee Hlth Sci Ctr CASPA
University of Texas Medical Branch 0437 U Texas Med Branch Phys CASPA
University of Washington MEDEX 0548  U Washington MEDEX NW CASPA
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse 0445 U Wisconsin La Crosse PA CASPA
Wake Forest University 5923 Wake Forest Sch Med Phys Asst CASPA
Wayne State University 3647 Wayne State U Phys Asst CASPA
Yale University 3983 Yale U Phys Asst Program CASPA

If Your PA Program Would Like You to Submit the GRE to CASPA:

1. Review the CASPA GRE CODE LIST drop-down chart above to determine your PA program’s CASPA ETS Code. Each program has its own code; if you are applying to multiple programs, you must supply each individual code to ETS. If you only provide one code, only that school will be able to view your GRE scores via CASPA.

2. Supply the code to ETS and request that your scores be released. According to ETS, it takes them a maximum of 10-12 business days (not counting weekends and holidays) to release a score to CASPA once they have been requested. If you have just taken the test, they report a turnaround of 12-15 business days.

3. Monitor your application to ensure your GRE scores post to your account. After the ETS 10 business day processing, test scores are sent to CASPA in batches and uploaded every 2-3 days. Please note that only the scores you requested using CASPA codes will post to your CASPA application. If you used a CASPA code for some schools and a regular GRE code for others, only the CASPA code scores will  display on your status menu.

4. If your scores have not posted after the normal processing period, contact ETS and determine the BATCH # your scores were sent in. Then contact CASPA customer service and provide them with this batch #. We will use this batch # to determine if this batch has been received yet by CASPA, and if so, search the batch for your scores. If your scores are not found, CASPA will contact ETS to determine why they were not provided to us in the batch # reported to you.

IMPORTANT: If your NAME or DATE OF BIRTH appears differently on your GRE than it does on CASPA your scores will NOT post automatically to your account. This most often happens with applicants who have punctuation in their names, as the GRE does NOT use hyphens, apostrophes, etc in their names. If your name is different on the test or contains punctuation, or if you have made an error entering your date of birth information, wait the 10-12 day processing time and call CASPA customer service. We can look up your name and manually connect your test score to your application.

OFFICIAL MCAT SCORES

Official MCAT Scores can be electronically sent to CASPA and attached to your application. PAPER COPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Make sure that your date of birth and  AAMC ID# are filled out properly on your application. You can find your AAMC ID# under “My Profile” on the left hand side of your application. You must then request to have your MCAT scores released to CASPA by contacting AAMC.

IMPORTANT: Once your MCAT scores are attached to your application, they can NOT be removed should you decide you no longer want your schools to view them. If you choose to re-apply using a re-applicant account, your MCAT scores will remain attached to your application. Please research PA admission guides and determine whether you would like your MCAT scores to be a part of your CASPA application BEFORE requesting them to be attached.

COMMON QUESTIONS:

Q: The “Official Tests” section of my status menu says “No test scores received.” Will this delay my CASPA application?

A: NO. CASPA does not require tests scores to be received to process your application. This will not delay your application.

Q: Can I have my TOEFL scores sent to CASPA electronically?

A: No. CASPA cannot accept electronic scores from TOEFL.

Q: I haven’t taken the TOEFL yet. Will this delay my CASPA application?

A: No. CASPA does not hold applications awaiting your TOEFL scores. Once these scores are received, your schools can view them online. Please note that the programs to which you are applying may want these scores by a certain date. You should make sure these are received by any deadline provided by the PA programs themselves.

Q: I haven’t taken the GRE yet so I can’t fill out the GRE section of my application. What do I do?

A: The GRE section of the application is optional and does not affect the status of your CASPA application. PLEASE NOTE: some PA programs REQUIRE applicants report their GRE scores in this section. Failure to do so can lead to an automatic rejection from these particular programs. Please check with your PA programs before deciding whether or not to list your scores here. These scores can not be added in or updated after you e-submit your application.

Q: How can I see that my Official GRE scores have posted to my CASPA application?

A: When you log in to your application, click “Official Tests” in the status menu on the application. You will see a list of programs your GRE scores have posted to. Please note, this works ONLY for CASPA programs that have CASPA GRE codes. Any other scores that you may have sent to programs that do not have CASPA GRE codes will NOT be listed here. Applicants should confirm directly with programs that do not have CASPA GRE codes, if they received their official GRE scores.

Q: What do I do if my Official GRE scores have not posted to my CASPA application?

If your scores have not posted after the normal 10-12 business day processing period, contact ETS and determine the BATCH # your scores were sent in. Then contact CASPA customer service and provide them with this batch #. We will use this batch # to determine if this batch has been received yet by CASPA, and if so, search the batch for your scores. If your scores are not found, CASPA will contact ETS to determine why they were not provided to us in the batch # reported to you. IMPORTANT: If your NAME or DATE OF BIRTH appears differently on your GRE than it does on CASPA, your scores will NOT post automatically to your account. This most often happens with applicants who have punctuation in their names, as the GRE does NOT use hyphens, apostrophes, etc in their names. If your name is different on the test or contains punctuation, or if you have made an error entering your date of birth, contact CASPA customer service. We can look up your name and manually connect your test score to your application.

Q: How do I know that ETS has sent my Official GRE scores to the institution(s) that I designated?

A: The best way for a student to verify that their scores have been sent is to log into their myGRE account at www.ets.org/mygre and view their scores and score reports that were processed. Applicants can also log in to their CASPA application account at https://portal.caspaonline.org, or the CASPA mobile application portal to check if official test scores have been received if they were sent to a program with a CASPA GRE code. Applicants should check that their name on their application matches their name entered in ETS.

Q: If a school participates in CASPA as well as other centralized application services (CAS), do I need a separate ETS code for CASPA?

A: Yes. Each CAS has separate codes for the same institution.You may request a separate code for each school or program within your university that participates in a CAS. Before doing so, ETS suggests that you contact each CAS directly to verify its score reporting processes.

Q: Whom should I contact if I have additional questions about my GRE scores?

A: If you have questions about GRE scores or score reporting, contact ETS at GREtests@ets.org or the Educators’ help Line at 609-683-2002.  CASPA-related questions can be directed to CASPA customer service at caspainfo@caspaonline.org.

Q: Whom should I contact if I have questions about the GRE test?

A: Test takers with GRE questions should contact GRE® Services at 1-609-771-7670 or gre-info@ets.org.  Information is also available on the GRE website at www.ets.org/gre.



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