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Matriculation Process

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

The matriculation process begins after applicants receive notification of their acceptance. To complete the matriculation process, applicants must:

  1. Submit the matriculation agreement and required deposit monies by the date designated in the matriculation agreement. Deposits are applied towards the first quarter's tuition.
  2. Submit official final transcripts from all colleges attended post-high school by the deadline of two weeks (14 days) prior to the first day of classes. Applicants who are accepted to MWU less than one month prior to the first day of classes will have 30 calendar days from the date of their acceptance to submit all official transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Any special circumstances or requests for exceptions to this policy must be sent to and approved by the Office of the Dean of CCOM. Applicants who fail to submit all official final transcripts by the stated deadline may jeopardize their acceptance or continued enrollment in the College.
  3. Submit completed medical files documenting completion of a physical exam, immunizations, tuberculosis and titer blood testing as instructed by the Office of Student Services and detailed in the Student Handbook. Applicants who fail to submit all completed medical files by the stated deadline may jeopardize their acceptance or continued enrollment in the College.
  4. Meet the Technical Standards for CCOM.
  5. Submit proof of medical and disability insurance coverage. Applicants may select either a plan offered by an MWU-approved carrier or a comparable plan offered by an outside carrier of their choice, as determined by the Office of Student Services. Insurance must be maintained throughout the entire period of enrollment. Applicants who fail to submit proof of coverage by the stated deadline may jeopardize their acceptance or continued enrollment in the College.
  6. Submit additional documents as requested by the Office of Admissions or CCOM.
  7. Applicants who are requesting an I-20 visa or who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must prepay tuition and in some cases other mandatory program fees for the entire length of their program at Midwestern University. Applicants who are accepted for matriculation in the 2014 academic year may request a formal waiver of this policy by submitting a letter to the Director of Financial Services. The letter must include sufficient documentation that the student has deposited in U.S. Bank Account sufficient funds to cover the costs for tuition and fees that are available during the entire length of the program. All requests for waivers will be reviewed and determined by the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Midwestern University. If a request for waiver is denied, the decision will be reviewed by the President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwestern University.
  8. Submit a signed Credit Policy Statement.
  9. Authorize and pass the MWU criminal background check and fingerprinting background check as required by CCOM. Applicants who fail to pass background checks by the stated deadline may jeopardize their acceptance or continued enrollment in the College.
  10. Submit a signed MWU Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy Statement.

An applicant who fails to satisfy these matriculation requirements or who omits or falsifies information required on official admission documents automatically forfeits his/her admission to CCOM. Any individual accepted for admission to CCOM who does not comply with stated timelines for submission of all required materials receives no further notification from CCOM regarding the forfeiture of his/her admission.