High School Students


High school applicants apply directly to the combined B.S./M.S. in Physician Assistant Program through the University Application. On the application, in the section for major of interest, please indicate the Physician Assistant Program as the major.

High school students applying to the combined B.S./M.S. in Physician Assistant Program must submit:

  • A Seton Hill University application.
  • Official high school transcripts.
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from a science teacher).
  • An essay on why the student wants to become a Physician Assistant.

To be considered for the program, high school students must:

  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1100 (math and critical reading) or ACT score of 24.
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.2.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.2 for all science courses.
  • Participate in an interview with representatives from Seton Hill and the Physician Assistant Program. 
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written language skills, evidence of ability to complete this intensive program of study and clinical training, personal maturity, and a professional attitude.

High school student applicants are also encouraged to provide evidence of health care/patient contact and physician assistant shadowing experience. 

Regardless of whether you are accepted as a high school applicant or graduate student, all admission requirements must be met before matriculation into the graduate level physician assistant program.