|Once you have submitted your
primary application, you will need to arrange to have official transcripts
from all institutions attended and MCAT scores sent directly to
AACOMAS. DO NOT send this information to OU-HCOM. All primary
application information goes directly to AACOMAS for processing.
Remember to include course information on all post-secondary work
you have completed. Even if you only took one course from an
institution, you will need to record it on the application and
arrange to have a transcript from that institution sent to AACOMAS.
MCAT scores must be
electronically submitted to AACOMAS. Please note that MCAT scores more than three
years old at the time of entrance are considered invalid. For example, if you are applying
for the entering class of 2013, valid MCAT scores would include
anything from January, 2010 to January, 2013.
It generally takes AACOMAS four to six weeks to process your
application once they have your official transcripts and MCAT
scores. Missing information will delay processing of your
application. You can
status of your AACOMAS application online anytime after
The Office of Admissions will be using the e-mail address that
you provide on the AACOMAS application for all correspondence. Please
remember to set your e-mail permissions to accept correspondence from
ohio.edu addresses. Make sure that your address appears
on the primary application correctly and that you continue to
monitor your account for important messages from OU-HCOM.
OU-HCOM will receive your primary application electronically from
AACOMAS. Your application will then be evaluated to determine if you are
eligible to receive a secondary application. Secondary application
materials will be sent to
you via the e-mail address listed on the primary
*Special Note* The 2014 OU-HCOM secondary application
will provide applicants an
opportunity to designate interest in the Athens campus, the Central
Ohio Extension Campus, or both.
If you are selected to receive a secondary application, you will
need to do the following:
- Prepare an additional essay on the topic of why you wish to
become an osteopathic physician and why you think OU-HCOM is a
good fit for you.
- Arrange to have your letters of recommendation/evaluation
sent to OU-HCOM*.
- Out-of-state residents will need to sign a contract of
An additional letter from a D.O. is strongly encouraged.
* We require either a letter from a premedical/health professions
advising committee OR two
letters from natural science faculty who taught you in class. A
committee letter is preferred, but if your institution does not have a
committee, you must submit two letters of recommendation from
natural science faculty who taught you in class. There are no
substitutions for this requirement.
Once all the secondary application materials have been received by
the Office of Admissions, your file will be considered complete and
will be eligible for further committee review.
It is your responsibility to check on the status of your
application. The Office of Admission will not send reminders or
notify students of missing information. To check the status of your
secondary application, call the Office of Admissions at (800)
345-1560 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST.
e-mail us anytime or leave a voice mail message after hours and