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Minimum 60 Semester Hours (SH) of college course work.

 30 SH can be any classes or credit for military training

 The following 30 SH must be in residence: (with an accredited institution classroom or internet


(online) course with letter grade of C or better.

6 hours of English (3 SH writing/composition) CLEP is authorized.

6 hours of humanities (government, history, foreign language, art, social science and religion)

3 hours of Psychology (any type)

6 hours of Chemistry (general or higher) Intro to Chemistry will NOT count. Must be within 8 years of
starting school, preferred within 5 years (NLT Fall 2012 for FY19 application) and lab is not required but
highly recommended.

3 hours of Human Anatomy (can be a combined A&P I class) Must be within 8 years of starting school,
preferred within 5 years (NLT Fall 2012 for FY19 application) and lab is not required but highly
recommended.

3 hours of Human Physiology (can be a combined A&P II class) Must be within 8 years of starting school,
preferred within 5 years (NLT Fall 2012 for FY19 application) and lab is not required but highly
recommended.

3 hours of College Algebra or higher math - Statistics will NOT count

Medical Terminology course within 5 years (NLT Fall 2015 for FY19 application) - can take on ALMS

SAT with ESSAY required within 5 years of application with a minimum score of 450 in reading and math.
A cumulative score of 1000 is required in the reading and math sections. (NLT March 1, 2014) Take SAT
prior to 1 January to allow 8 weeks for the College Board to grade your exam. Enter code "3994" on SAT
test Form.

A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required in all sciences with and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. The science
GPA will include science courses completed within 10 years of the start of IPAP (prior to Fall 2010). See
"Science courses for GPA" excel document under application info below.

A minimum of 80 hours of Shadowing required with a Physician Assistant


Check List

Required Documents for IPAP packet (to USAREC) – NLT 1 MAR (of each FY)

 DA Photo
 DA Form 705 (PT Scorecard - last 3 scores with most recent after 1 Oct)
 DA 5500 or 5501 if body fat measurement required
 Letter of Intent (recommend memo format (AR 25-50) and no more than 1 page)
 3- Letters of Recommendation (First line supervisor, Commander, Army PA)
- 80 shadowing hours with PA must be documented on USAREC FORM 601-37.11 in the
comment/remark section
- Letter of recommendation from Commander must include their email address
- Recommend memo format (AR 25-50) and no more than 1 page
 DA 61 (application for appointment)
 DA 71 (Oath of Office)
 Military Career paperwork (NCOER’s/OER’s/ORB/SRB/DA 1059/Awards/Training Certificates/DD
214/NGB/Security clearance/MILPO statement)
- If applicant does not have an NCOER, a letter from their 1SG regarding character and
performance will be needed.
 DD 2807-1 & DD 2808 (include original copies of Urine drug and alcohol (ETOH) blood testing,
HIV, urinalysis, CBC, HCG (for females), as well as Audiogram)
- Include ORGINAL COPIES OF LAB PRINTOUT for the following labs: Urine drug screen
(UDS), alcohol blood test (ETOH), urinalysis (UA), HIV, CBC, HCG (for females)
- Include printout of Audiogram
- DD 2808 needs final signature from an MD or DO
- PHA WILL NOT SUFFICE!!! Everyone needs a physical completed after June 2018
 Waivers if needed (Age, Age in Grade, Time in Service, Conviction, Medical, and Profile Waivers (P2
only) - see examples below
 GT Scores - MUST be 110 or higher
 OFFICIAL Scholastic Aptitude Test results (SAT’s)
 Academic Delay memo (if needed)
 USAREC FORM 601-37.44 (Academic Worksheet)
 Curriculum Vitea (CV)
 DA 160 (desired class priority preference dates of JAN/APR/AUG)
 DA 1058 (Reserves)
 DA 4651 (Reserves)
 DA 4187 (RA conditional release) signed by BN/BDE CDR and Branch Chief/Manager - MUST BE
INCLUDED
 DD 368 (Reserve conditional release) - MUST BE INCLUDED
 DD 214 and DA form 5016 (Reserves) - MUST BE INCLUDED
 Tattoo wearers need to ensure your commanders perform a military grooming standards evaluation
IAW AR670-1
 Tattoo wearers need a Self identification memo (tattoo wearers)- ensure your commanders perform
the military grooming standards evaluation IAW AR670-1
 All OFFICIAL Transcripts (send OFFICIAL Transcripts to USAREC and Liason)
- Transcripts need to be stamped and sent to:
HQ, USAREC
ATTN: RCHS-SVD-PA (applicant's rank, last name, first name)
1307 Third Avenue
Fort Knox, KY 40121-2725
 When applicant's packet is COMPLETE sent to:
HQ, USAREC
ATTN: RCHS-SVD-PA (applicant's rank, last name, first name)
1307 Third Avenue
Fort Knox, KY 40121-2725