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Military Applicants

We welcome applicants who have served in the armed forces. Special admissions policies may apply with respect to the evaluation of military transcripts, since credits earned may not have been completed at regionally accredited institutions.

VA Benefits & Yellow Ribbon Program

PA Program students may use any VA educational benefit toward the cost of their program. The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program

Applicants offered an interview with the Program will be connected with the Northwestern University Office of Financial Aid for the Chicago Campus so that they may better understand the benefits available to them should they be admitted to, and decide to attend, the Northwestern University PA Program.

Transcript Evaluation Policy

The following institutions are regionally accredited and coursework is accepted:

  • U.S. Air Force and Community College of the Air Force
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy
  • U.S. Military Academy
  • U.S. Naval Academy

Other military coursework (e.g., Basic Training, classes taken during regular service) will not be directly accepted. Other military coursework must first be submitted to a regionally accredited institution in the form of an official military transcript (Joint Services Transcript - JST). This accredited institution must award credit as graded or non-graded coursework. Northwestern University will not provide this service. The official transcript from the regionally accredited institution should be sent to CASPA as part of your formal application.


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