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Transfer Admission Policy (COM)
Students enrolled at
an AOA-COCA accredited osteopathic medical school may be considered for
transfer admission into the second or beginning of the third year of medical
studies at KCU upon completion of the equivalent level of medical education as
currently structured at KCU and provided that a vacancy exists. Transfer
applicants must be in good academic standing at the school where they are
currently enrolled, be eligible for continued enrollment/ readmission, and
present a valid and compelling reason for transfer.
Applicants must be
in good academic standing at the osteopathic medical school currently attending
(or previously attended in event of a withdrawal) and be eligible for continued
enrollment or readmission.
interested in transferring to KCU as a third-year medical student must have
passed COMLEX Level 1.
have been dismissed by another osteopathic medical school are not eligible for
international or allopathic institutions, or from other health related professions
are not eligible for transfer admission. Such individuals must apply through
AACOMAS for admission as a first-year student.
Application and fee;
statement presenting valid and compelling reasons for admission by transfer;
transcripts from all previously attended colleges;
A letter of
evaluation and support from the dean at the current/previous osteopathic
for all MCATs taken;
for all COMLEX exams taken (if applicable);
A copy of the
catalog from the osteopathic medical school transferring from;
in addition to the catalog, which may be needed to demonstrate satisfactory
completion of the equivalent curricular content at KCU, including course
syllabi for courses in clinical skills, OPP and OMM;
Two letters of
Procedures and Deadlines
completes a COM Secondary Application indicating interest as a transfer student
and pays the application fee.
receipt of application and fee is Feb. 1 of the year of the proposed
receipt of all supporting documentation is March 1 of the year of the proposed
Admissions reviews completed application for minimum admission qualifiers. If
minimum qualifiers are met, the Office of Admissions contacts the vice provost
to confirm available seat.
If space is
available, the applicant’s curricular content from the other osteopathic school
is reviewed by the COM dean and/or faculty with expertise in the areas of
concern to ensure content fulfills the minimum curriculum requirements of KCU’s
COM and to determine transfer credit equivalents.
content is appropriate for transfer consideration, applicant is invited for a
observations and applicant file is forwarded to the Admissions Committee for
If the Admissions
Committee recommends transfer admission, the applicant’s file is forwarded to
the COM dean for final approval and confirmation of transfer credit
equivalents. Transfer credit accepted for COM is posted to the KCU transcript
as a semester credit value summary with a transfer GPA, however, transfer
credit may not be utilized for the determination of graduation honors.
that are complete and received by the advertised deadline will be considered.
No exceptions or deadline extensions will be approved. Incomplete applications
will be withdrawn from consideration.
Applicants who submit
a completed application for transfer admission will receive written
notification of the decision rendered by the COM dean from the Office of
students should request application information from KCU’s Office of Admissions.
Telephone: 816-654-7162 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Central Time.
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