Application Process and Deadlines
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
The official AACOMAS application deadline is January 1st; however, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early in the cycle. Due to the large number of applications and the limited number of seats available, applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis only until all seats are filled. Typically, 50% of all admissions offers are made by the end of December.
- AACOMAS Application - January 1, 2016 Deadline
To initiate the application process, all applicants must apply online via the centralized application service administered by AACOM at https://aacomas.aacom.org/. The AACOMAS application is typically available in early June. As part of this process, students must submit official MCAT scores (for tests taken no more than 3 years prior to the matriculation date) and official transcripts to AACOMAS only. The Office of Admissions will not accept MCAT scores or transcripts submitted directly to Midwestern University. The deadline for submission of the AACOMAS application is January 1.
- CCOM Supplemental Application - March 1, 2016 Deadline
Upon receipt of the AACOMAS application from the application service, the Office of Admissions will e-mail supplemental applications to all applicants who have earned minimum overall GPAs and science GPAs of 2.75. Applicants must complete and submit their supplemental application forms with all required materials, including a nonrefundable/nonwaivable $50 processing fee, to the Office of Admissions. All supplemental application materials must be received in the Office of Admissions on or before the deadline of March 1, 2016.
- Letters of Recommendation - March 1, 2016 Deadline
Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation. One letter must be written by a prehealth advisory committee, prehealth advisor or basic science professor who has taught the applicant. The second letter must be written by a physician, either a licensed D.O. or M.D. Letters from osteopathic physicians are strongly recommended. The required letters of recommendation must be received in the Office of Admissions on or before the deadline of March 1, 2016 Letters must adhere to the following guidelines.
- The full legal name and AACOMAS ID number of applicants must be on the front page of the recommendation. The applicant provide this information to the evaluators.
- Letters must be sent directly to the admissions office from evaluators and must be printed on letterhead stationery, which includes the complete contact information for evaluators.
- The academic degrees of evaluators must be listed (e.g., Ph.D., D.O., M.D.).
- Applicants who have previously applied to CCOM must submit new letters of recommendation.
- Letters from immediate family members will NOT be accepted.
- Completed Applications - March 1, 2016 Deadline
All application materials, including the AACOMAS application, MCAT scores (as reported to AACOMAS), two required letters of recommendation, and all supplemental application materials with the application fee must be received in the Office of Admissions on or before March 1, 2016. Only completed applications received by the Office of Admissions on or before the deadline date will be reviewed for potential Fall 2016 enrollment.
- Application Reviews and Interview Decisions
CCOM uses a rolling admissions process to review completed applications and to make interview decisions. Applications will not be reviewed until all required application materials have been received by the Office of Admissions, including the AACOMAS application, official MCAT scores (as reported to AACOMAS), supplemental application materials, processing fee, and both required letters of recommendation. Students must complete their file as soon as possible to remain competitive in this process and to ensure full consideration of their applications.
Please Note: Applicants are responsible for tracking the receipt of their application materials and verifying the status of their required application materials on the University web site. Instructions for accessing application information on the University's web site will be sent by the Office of Admissions. Applicants should keep the Office of Admissions informed of any changes to the mailing address and e-mail address. All requests for application withdrawals must be in writing. Applicants are expected to act professionally in their interactions with AACOMAS and with CCOM. Candidates are expected to follow AACOMAS applicant protocol at all times.