Congratulations on taking the next step! We look forward to receiving your application.

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 2020 application cycle. We do not accept applications for transfer to the Lebanon, OR campus.

Many of our programs have made exceptions to the application process and requirements due to circumstances from the COVID-19 pandemic response at WesternU. Any references to in-person campus visits, events, lab work, or classroom interactions must be read in light of social distancing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). WesternU has implemented remote teaching and learning across all campuses and only essential personnel are on campus at this time. Please contact us if you have any questions or need further information.

Application Deadline
Primary Application

Primary Application (AACOMAS)

Opens: May 3, 2021

Closes: February 1, 2022

Secondary Application (WesternU)

The secondary application is due two weeks from the receipt of the application link. Secondary applications submitted late may be delayed further due to the number of secondary applications received.

Closes: February 1 or when the class is filled, whichever comes first

Apply early. While you may meet the AACOMAS application deadline, our class may be filled, and we will be unable to consider your application.

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.

If you are an international student, you must also have all foreign coursework evaluated by Josef Silney & Assoc. or World Education Services (WES) according to our requirements. This evaluation is sent directly to AACOMAS at the time you file your application. Upon acceptance to COMP, an original evaluation should also be sent to your admission counselor.

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, if available, are required prior to consideration of applications. Applications not completed within two weeks will result in delayed processing.

CASPer On-line Test

We are requiring that the CASPer on-line test be taken concomitantly with the submission of the secondary application.  Instructions regarding the test will be included within the link to the secondary application.  We will accept tests taken between May of the application year and February of the anticipated entering year. The test must be taken with each application or reapplication. We will not accept test scores taken in a prior application year. The test scores are a requirement for the completion of your application. Sign up for the CASPer on-line test.

  • Please use the same email address to apply to AACOMAS and to register for the CASPer test. This will facilitate matching your test results with your application.
  • You need only select College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific once for your test results. As with the MCAT, we will use the same scores for both campuses.
  • Applicants should consider registering for the test as soon as possible in anticipation of receiving the secondary application link.
Transfer Applications

Transfer applications will be considered on a case-by-case-basis. Factors considered include accreditation standards for class size and availability of clinical training sites. Transfer applicants cannot be on leave of absence at the time of application. Do not begin the application process until you have contacted the transfer admissions counselor and have read the transfer requirements for details regarding your eligibility to transfer.

International Students

Obtaining a residency program in the United States Has been difficult for some graduates. Many hospitals do not wish to accept the legal responsibility of sponsoring physicians for the graduate medical education programs.

It is strongly recommended that you begin research graduate medical education programs as early as possible to ensure that your hospitals of interest will sponsor you for their graduate medical education programs. You should begin the contact early and continue to dialogue with them throughout your medical education. Canadian citizens should be aware of new legislation relating to visas, residency guidelines, and Canadian licensure requirements as of June 2014. The Resource for Applicants with Canadian Citizenship (PDF) provides a brief overview of government regulations and other applicable information.

Proof of Legal U.S. Residency – If Required

  • International applicants, or any other applicants who are not U.S. citizens and who are living in the U.S., must provide proof of legal U.S. residency prior to matriculation.
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 will begin interviewing in late September.

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.