Frequently Asked Questions

Take the 5 quarter credit divide by 1.5 = 3.33

Convert quarter credits to semester credits: Divide quarter credits by 1.5.
Examples: 3 quarter credits ÷ 1.5 = 2 semester credits
5 quarter credits ÷ 1.5 = 3.3 semester credits
180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits (180 ÷ 1.5 = 120)

Convert semester credits to quarter credits: Multiply semester credits by 1.5.
Examples: 2 semester credits x 1.5 = 3 quarter credits
3 semester credits x 1.5 = 4.5 quarter credits
60 semester credits equal 90 quarter credits (60 x 1.5 = 90)

Three academic quarters equal two academic semesters. This 3 to 2 ratio can also be expressed as 1.5 = 1, giving us the formulas for conversion listed above.

Central Washington – EMS 443 Cardiology, EMS 450 Human Anatomy Cadaver Lab, EMS 441 Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology courses are acceptable.

More courses will be listed for other disciplines as needed.

Candidates can order WES transcript directly through the actual application as they are completing it.
No other service currently being allowed to upload into CASPA. The evaluation service needs to send the documents directly to CASPA by following the instructions below:


We are unable to accept hours as a student.

Yes, we will accept the repeated class provided the grade is B or higher.  The GPA will be an average calculation.

CASPA requires 3 letter of recommendation, but allows up to 5. Simply click on “Evaluations”, below click on “Evaluations Request” for any additional.

The transcript will need to be evaluated through the registrar’s office to compare the equivalency of the course to our science course.

We do required 5 quarter credits to be an acceptable prerequisite.

We require the microbiology course as a pre-requisite to the program. No substitutes for the class will be accepted.

Yes, the tour needs to be arranged in advance to accommodate campus schedule. Bring a list of questions to be asked and be prepared to meet with faculty and staff.

Drop in visits are not prohibited, but discouraged due to time constraints.

Mixing and matching is fine or utilizing two courses from chemistry or biology.  The requirement is two human oriented sciences such as inorganic, organic, physical, biological, genetics, parasitology, or virology.

Heritage University Physician Assistant Program will accept both positions. The job description showing more direct hands on patient care and the function of the position is more important.

Earning a Nursing Assistant Certification (NAC) is offered at local community colleges and takes six months to complete. Some nursing homes offer the same type of training. Completion timeframe may vary.

-Yakima Valley Community College offers an NAC program
-Or check your local retirement homes

Grand Canyon University, Western Governors University, and Rio Salada will each review your transcript and transfer credits according to their policy.

Only human science courses will be accepted. Unacceptable courses refer to plants, astronomy, or geology.

Yes, for further information please contact the Financial Aid Department.

We look at the last time the class was taken. So if they had a 2.0 GPA in their A&P ten years ago but they retook it 2 years ago and got a 3.5, the 3.5 is what we are interested in.

Two different PA references is suggested, but one at a minimum. The third letter of reference must be from a physician who is familiar with your work.

Reference letters should be dated within 1 year of application submission.


Heritage University, Yakima Valley College, and Central Washington University courses are all acceptable.

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