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 a transfer. 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.
Currently enrolled students are not granted advanced standing for individual courses completed at another institution. Full credit is granted for course work completed by students transferring from another institution for the purpose of completing their course of study at CCOM.
Students requesting transfers must meet the College's general requirements for admission and follow transfer procedures:
- All inquiries for transfer to CCOM must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.
- The Office of Admissions will confirm the availability of rotation sites through the Office of the Dean.
- Applications will be sent if the Dean designates that there are available transfer positions.
- Students must return their completed applications to the Office of Admissions and must include:
- Transcripts from the COM (must have no "F's" or repeated courses)
- Class rank (must be in top 50%)
- Dean's letter verifying "Good Academic Standing" and specifying that the student is eligible for readmission
- A letter of reference from the Dean of Students
- CCOM Dean may require passage of COMLEX-USA Level 1 prior to transfer
- Completed applications are forwarded to the Office of the Dean.
- The Dean reviews applications and the Dean or the Dean's designee conducts interviews with applicants.
- Recommendations are forwarded to the Dean of CCOM for final approval.
- Applicants are notified by the Dean, through the Office of Admissions, of the final transfer decision.