NC Residents: Check out the Forgivable Educational Loans for Service

Created by the 2011 NC General Assembly, this program is a forgivable loan providing funding for to students pursing degrees in certain critical fields. Students must be NC residents. Students in the physician assistant program may be eligible for up to $10,000 annually with a maximum aggregate limit of $20,000. Recipients must sign a promissory note agreeing to repay the loan by working in North Carolina in their approved field of study.  Applications and all additional information are available on-line at www.CFNC.org/FELS with a closing date of April 1, 2012.

What are you waiting for? Go start the application now!!

Is there still time to apply??

So you may be thinking of applying to Elon’s new PA program, wondering what the best timing would be. Since the program doesn’t enroll until January 2013, that may seem like a far off goal… And, as you know, we are accepting applications on a rolling basis, therefore we don’t have any deadlines…. But, let me offer some context as to where we are in the admissions process.

At this time, we have extended the first round of admissions offers from the January interview days. The next interviews are scheduled for March 12 and 16. Beyond that, we have tentatively blocked off some time in May for interviews, but we will only open that up if we need to. (Read: we will host May interviews if the class isn’t full yet).

If you would like for the admissions committee to review your file in consideration for the upcoming interviews, held March 12 and 16, we strongly encourage you to submit your application and all supplemental materials no later than March 1.  That will give our office time to receive and process your materials and present them to the committee for consideration.

As you remember, a complete file includes: the application itself, 3 letters of recommendation, official GRE scores, and transcripts from every institution you have attended. (See our program requirements for more information).

If you have any questions regarding the admissions process or your application status, please email our office at gradadm@elon.edu. We look forward to working with you!

On the Road Again

We have lined up some travel for February and March. We love to meet all of the wonderful candidates that are applying to the program, and we’d love to meet those of you who are interested but may not have started the application process yet.  If we’ll be in your neck of the woods we hope you’ll take a minute to visit our table and say hello! Our travels will take us to Atlanta, GA, and the following NC cities: Greensboro, Greenville, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte.

UNCG Career Expo, Wednesday 2/8 from 12:30pm-4pm (Cone Ballroom)
Health Careers Program Recruitment Fair, Wednesday 2/15 frpm 10am-1:30pm (Manley Student Center Upper Concourse, Spelman College – Atlanta, GA)
ECU Health Career Expo, Thursday 3/22 from 12pm-4pm (ECU’s campus, location TBD)
NC State Health Professions Expo, Monday 3/26 from 12pm-4pm (Talley Student Center)
UNC-Chapel Hill Health Professons Expo, Tuesday 3/27 from 10am-3pm
Wake Forest Health Professions Expo, Wednesday 3/28 from 12pm-4pm
UNC-Charlotte/Davidson Health Professions Meet n Greet,Thursday 3/29 from 1pm-2:30pm

Of course if you’re not too far from Elon we’d love to see you at our PA program Open House, on Saturday March 24.