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Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Transfer Admission

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

CCOM may elect to accept transfer students from other U.S. osteopathic medical schools as long as these students remain in good academic standing and provide acceptable reasons for seeking their transfers. The American Osteopathic Association / Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA/COCA) standards require that the last two years of instruction must be completed within the college of osteopathic medicine granting the D.O. degree.

Students requesting transfers must meet the College's general requirements for admission and follow transfer procedures:

  1. All inquiries for transfer to CCOM must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.
  2. The Office of Admissions will confirm the availability of rotation sites through the Office of the Dean.
  3. Applications will be sent if the Dean designates that there are available transfer positions.
  4. Students must return their completed applications to the Office of Admissions and must include: transcripts from the COM, class rank (must be in top 50%), statement of reason for transfer, Dean's letter verifying "Good Academic Standing," a letter of reference from the Dean of Students, and COMLEX Level 1 scores, if available. All required application materials must be received by the Office of Admissions on or before January 1.
  5. Completed applications are forwarded to the Office of the Dean.
  6. The Dean reviews applications and the Dean or the Dean's designee conducts interviews with applicants.
  7. Recommendations are forwarded to the Dean of CCOM for final approvals.
  8. Applicants are notified by the Dean thru the Office of Admissions of the final transfer decision.