Standardized Tests

Graduate Record Examination and Medical College Admission Test (GRE)

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are required for all applicants within the past 5 years. We require that minimum GRE scores are within the 50th percentile.

The CASPA Boston University PA Program GRE code is: 0400

We strongly encourage all applicants to take the GRE on or before August 10 to ensure that scores are available for review on your CASPA application by the application deadline of September 1.

More information regarding the GRE can be found at www.ets.org.

Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics Test (CASPer)

New for the 2021-2022 application cycle, all applicants must take and submit CASPer scores. CASPer is a 90-minute computer-based test, to assist with our selection process. Successful completion of CASPer is mandatory in order to maintain admission eligibility. CASPer assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program and will complement our other applicant screening tools.

All technical inquiries on CASPer should be directed to support@takecasper.com. All available test times are shown to applicants upon reserving a test. There are no “make up” tests. The last CASPer test date for our application cycle is August 22, 2021. Applicants may not take CASPer more than once per admissions cycle. More information on the CASPer test can be found at www.takealtus.com.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

For those who speak English as a second language and those who did not complete 4 years of undergraduate education in the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom, English language fluency exams are required.

The ETS code for submitting your TOEFL scores to CASPA is: 0400

TOEFL exam minimum requirements are:

  • 26 (reading)
  • 26 (speaking)
  • 28 (writing)