First Year


  • Dedicate yourself to doing well in all your courses, especially science courses, from your first semester. Many programs will expect minimum grades of C or B in prerequisite courses.
  • Become involved in a variety of campus organizations.
  • Become comfortable with speaking with your professors and advisors. Visit them during office hours to discuss your performance in class and future plans.
  • Begin to research PA programs to which you would like to apply¬† Study their admission and prerequisite course requirements and tailor your courses accordingly.