Criminal history questions have been removed from CASPA and a criminal background check is not required to matriculate into KGI’s MSPA program.
Note for All Applicants Regarding Criminal History
Several states have recently passed “Ban the Box” laws for higher education, which prohibit post-secondary institutions from asking applicants about their criminal history during the admissions process. The law further prohibits offering an applicant provisional acceptance to a program subject to a criminal background check. In 2020, California became the fifth state to enact this type of law (Cal Educ. Code 66024.5).
As a result, criminal history questions have been removed from the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA), and a criminal background check is not required to matriculate into the KGI MSPA program.
Prior to acceptance, all applicants to the KGI MSPA program must acknowledge the following:
If you have any questions regarding the impact of the “Ban the Box” law, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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