Passing a criminal background check and drug screen is a requirement of matriculation into the PA Program since infractions may affect a student’s ability to be placed in clinical sites and/or a graduate’s ability to practice after graduation.
Once accepted into the PA Program, students are required to pay for and submit results of these requirements through the University’s third party provider. If a student’s background check or screening reveals an infraction(s), the matter will be brought before the PA Program Admissions Committee for review. Depending upon the infraction, the student’s acceptance may be rescinded and the student not permitted to matriculate.
Following matriculation, additional background checks and/or screenings may be required by the University or its clinical sites. Students are responsible for any costs associated with these required clearances.
The University will not be held liable for the withdrawal of an acceptance, non-matriculation, dismissal, in ability to complete clinical requirements, delayed graduation, failure to graduate and/or ability to obtain a state license or to practice due to infractions revealed on background checks or other screening requirements. Please also refer to the University’s Student Background Check Policy