Selection of Entering Class
When all weeks of interviews have been completed, the Admissions Committee will meet in late January or early February to select the 60 finalists whom the committee considers to be “best fits” for the School. These applicants will receive an offer of a seat in the new entering class. Finalists will be given two weeks to either accept or decline the offer by returning a signed form indicating their decision. The UF School of Physician Assistant Studies requires a non-refundable deposit of $200 in order to hold a seat in the class. The $200 deposit will be applied to your Summer B tuition. If you do not matriculate in the PA School, the deposit will be forfeited. It is the expectation of the School that finalists will give careful thought to their response on the acceptance form since, by indicating their acceptance of a seat in the class, they deny another qualified applicant from the alternate pool (see below) the possibility of obtaining a seat in their stead.
In addition to the 60 finalists, the Admissions Committee will also identify approximately 30 alternates whom the committee views as well-qualified but to whom the School cannot extend an offer of a seat in the new entering class because of funding restrictions which limit each entering class to no more than 60 students. In the event that a finalist either declines the School’s offer or withdraws from the applicant pool, the highest ranked alternate will be offered the empty seat. Alternates may be contacted as early as mid-February or as late as the week immediately preceding matriculation of the new entering class, depending on when a finalist notifies the School of his/her withdrawal.