What does the admissions committee look for in an applicant? 
Candidates are evaluated on their entire merit, no one criterion is used exclusively in the evaluation of a candidate. Successful candidates typically have strong academic preparation, extensive experience in anatomic pathology and the laboratory setting, exceptional letters of recommendation (submitted with the admission package) and an effectively worded essay.

How long Is the program?
The program is 8 academic quarters or approximately 22 months of study.

What is the timeline for the admissions process?

  • To simplify and facilitate the admissions process, RFUMS utilizes an online application process.
  • Applications for the 2014-2015 admissions cycle will be available on August 1, 2014
  • Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2015. Interviews are held on campus between October and March.
  • The program matriculates in late May.

How can I check my status?
Once your application has been submitted online, you may check your application with the Admissions Office at: 847-578-3204 or via email at grad.admissions@rosalindfranklin.edu.

When are interviews held and does everyone get invited to interview?
Interviews are held between October and March. As the number of applications exceeds the number of available seats in the class, this is a competitive process and not all applicants are invited to interview.

When does the program start?
The program matriculates in late may.

What is the class size?
Our class is 35. RFUMS utilizes rolling admissions and encourages all applicants to apply early in the cycle for best consideration.

Do you require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)?
No. We do not require applicants to submit official GRE scores.

Do you give preference to Illinois residents?
No. RFUMS is a private university. We make no distinction by state of residency in our admissions policy. Tuition costs are the same regardless of state of residency.

Can I transfer into the program?
The Pathologists' Assistant program in the College of Health Professions does not accept transfer applications.

Can I transfer into the program?
Does RFUMS offer financial assistance to its students. Visit the Financial Aid Office for more information.

How can I get in touch with the Admissions Office?
Email us: grad.admissions@rosalindfranklin.edu
Call us: 847-578-3204
Our address: Rosalind Franklin University  
Pathologists' Assistant Admissions
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064

How do I use Interfolio to send my letters of recommendation?
Please follow this web address for instructions on how to upload letters from Interfolio to an online application system.

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