Elizabethtown College has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Elizabethtown College anticipates matriculating its first class in July 2022 , pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the March 2022 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.
While Elizabethtown College applies for Provisional Accreditation, students would be eligible to apply to other physician assistant programs around the country.
Accelerated Pre-Physician Assistant students: Elizabethtown College Physician Assistant Program will not commence in the event that provisional accreditation status is not received. Students are accepted on a conditional basis. In the event of non-accreditation, students will have the option to continue in the Bachelor of Biology Allied Health Concentration, or seek transferring to a new major.
Graduate Students: Elizabethtown College Physician Assistant Program will not commence in the event that provisional accreditation status is not received. Students are accepted on a conditional basis. In the event of non-accreditation, a refund of applicable tuition deposits, paid to Elizabethtown College, will be returned to those students.