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This page is offered as a brief description of the application process. If you have additional questions, please contact your Admissions Counselor. If you have not already done so, please visit the view requirements page for important information on the admissions process and to confirm you’re on track to complete all prerequisite courses and admission requirements for the Fall 2018 application cycle.

International Students

Applications can only be accepted from individuals who are citizens of the United States or who are permanent residents in possession of a green card. For questions regarding your eligibility to apply, please contact Kathy Ford, Director of International Student Services at kford@westernu.edu.

2018 Application Deadlines
All application materials must be received on or before the deadline. Application materials received after the deadline are considered late and may not be processed.
Primary Application (AACOMAS) Available May 1 – February 1
Secondary Application (WesternU) DeadlineTwo weeks from receipt of email instructions on how to complete the on-line secondary application
(Secondary applications are accepted until the class is filled)

Primary Application

The first step is to submit your primary application to the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service. Visit the AACOMAS website today to confirm primary application procedures and deadlines. The sooner you apply the better, as we admit students on a rolling basis.

Secondary Application

Applicants who meet our requirements are sent an electronic link to the secondary application. Completion of the secondary application and receipt of all required documents, including MCAT scores are required prior to consideration of applications. Applications not completed within two weeks will result in delayed processing.

Transfer Applications

The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest is no longer accepting applications for transfer. We will consider, on a case by case basis, transfer requests to the Pomona, CA campus. Before submitting an application, please contact the Admissions Counselor responsible for all transfer applications.

Admissions Process

You may check your application status by visiting our application status page. All applications are initially processed by our Office of Enrollment Data Services; please allow 5 to 7 working days for documents to post to your application. A list of frequently asked questions is provided to assist you in completing your application. We will e-mail you when your application is complete. If the Admissions Committee determines you are eligible to interview, we will contact you to schedule an appointment. We anticipate we will begin interviewing in late September. April.

We are happy to answer your questions as you navigate through the application process, so please do not hesitate to
contact us if we can help.