Application process for Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine:
- Letter of recommendation from the Premedical Professions Advisory Committee
sent directly to the colleges.
- Application processed by AACOMAS as described below.
- MCAT scores sent directly to AACOMAS designate code 600 when you take
- Transcripts from all colleges you attended sent to AACOMAS by the
registrar of each college.
- An application prepared on line designating the colleges you wish to
apply to via the link below.
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine offers an
Application Service to students who are applying to osteopathic medical colleges.
The service makes it possible to use one application prepared on line through the
service, AACOM application service
collects the information, verifies the application and distributes it to the selected colleges.
Application to colleges of osteopathic medicine is extremely competitive and the
admission cycle begins June first of each year. For reference, the average grade point
average of matriculants to OM colleges for 1999 was overall 3.36, science 3.39 and non
science GPA was 3.43. Many colleges offer rolling admission which means the sooner
you get materials into AACOMAS the better. If you wish to apply for early admission
contact the colleges of interest directly. Many schools have different deadlines for
application and you should be sure to get application materials into AACOMAS at least six
weeks before the deadline date at the school in which you are interested.
The cost of applying through AACOM is approximately $55/college with the cost
decreasing slightly per college when you apply to many school. For example, to apply
to one school the cost would be $55 to apply to all 18 medical colleges the cost would be
College transcripts should be sent directly from the college registrar to
AACOMAS, student copies mailed to the application service are not acceptable.
MCAT scores are required for all colleges of osteopathic medicine. When
you take the MCAT you should
designate that scores be sent to AACOMAS code 600. For reference, MCAT scores for
matriculant students in 1999 was verbal 8.31, physical science 8.20 and for biological
science 8.65. It is usually helpful to spend at least a semester preparing for MCAT exam.
All letters of recommendation should be sent by the
Premedical Professions Advisory
Committee directly to the colleges office of admission. Letters sent to AACOMAS will
be returned and not forwarded to the colleges.