AZPod may elect to accept transfer students from other U.S. podiatric medical schools as long as these students remain in good academic standing and have an acceptable reason(s) for seeking transfer. Typically, transfers are only granted to students desiring to transfer into the third or fourth year; however, transfers to the second year may be granted.
To be considered for transfer, the student must meet the School's general requirements for admission. Accepted students must sign a matriculation agreement and indicate that they meet the technical standards. The student must also submit:
Following receipt of these materials, the Admissions Committee determines whether the student merits an on-campus interview. Students who receive interview invitations will meet with an interview team. The interview team offers recommendations to the CHS Dean, who approves both the admissions status and class standing of transfer students.
Transfer applications must be received at least three months prior to the desired matriculation date. This allows time for processing of applications, interviews, and student relocations prior to the start of the next academic term.
Students with prior medical training, such as international podiatric, allopathic or osteopathic medicine, may apply for advanced standing, in which portions of prior course work may be accepted in lieu of AZPod courses. Transfer students desiring a course waiver must submit the related course syllabus and a decision will be made by the course director.