Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Osteopathic Medicine Program 29 The Committee on Admissions recommends applicants to the dean on the basis of demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, compassion, and commitment to the osteopathic medical profession. Application Procedures The college participates in the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) for the receipt and processing of all applications. AACOMAS takes no part in the selection of students. Applicants should submit applications electronically through AACOMAS Online, an interactive, web-based application at aacom.org. For questions, applicants may call (617) 612-2889. The following steps are necessary to the primary application process. 1. The applicant must submit the following materials to AACOMAS by January 15: • completed AACOMAS application • official transcripts from the registrars of all colleges or universities attended, mailed directly to AACOMAS by the college or university • a letter of recommendation from the preprofessional committee, or, if such a committee does not exist, then three letters of evaluation—two from science professors and one from a nonscience professor (If the applicant has been out of school for at least two years, and the professors are not longer available, the applicant should contact a KPCOM admissions counselor.) • a letter of recommendation from a physician • MCAT scores (must be no more than three years old prior to the date the AACOMAS application is submitted) 2. T he applicant must submit the following to the college by March 1: • a secondary application, which will be sent to the applicant by the college upon receipt of the AACOMAS application • a nonrefundable application fee of $50 • any supplemental updates and documents needed A personal interview is a part of the admission process; however, being interviewed is not a guarantee of admission. Not all applicants will be granted an interview. Those selected for an interview will be notified of the date and time of such interview by the Office of Admissions. Notice of acceptance will be on a rolling or periodic schedule; therefore, early completion of the application is in the best interest of the applicant because of the limited number of spaces available in each class. After acceptance, final and official documents and requirements must be received by the Office of Admissions within 90 days following the start of the first term. If these final and official documents are not received, or other requirements are not met by that time, the student will not be able to continue his or her enrollment. Financial aid will not be disbursed to anyone until he or she has been fully admitted as a regular student (all admissions requirements have been approved by the program office). Tuition and Fees Fees and Deposits Prior to Matriculation Acceptance fee is $1,250. This fee is required to reserve the accepted applicant’s place in the entering first-year class. This advance payment will be deducted from the tuition payment, but is not refundable in case of a withdrawal. Deposit is $750. This advance payment is due March 15 or at the date specified below for those accepted after March 15. It will be deducted from the tuition payment, but is not refundable in the event of a withdrawal. Due Dates for Acceptance Fees and Deposits Acceptance Fee Acceptance Date Payment Deadline • Prior to November 15: December 14 • Between November 15 and January 14: 30 days from acceptance • Between January 15 and May 14: 14 days from acceptance • On or after May 15: Immediately upon acceptance Deposit Acceptance Date Payment Deadline • Prior to March 2: March 15 • Between March 2 and May 14: 14 days from acceptance • On or after May 15: Immediately upon acceptance The first semester’s tuition and fees, less the $2,000 previously paid, are due upon receipt of the NSU invoice. Students will be billed tuition for each subsequent semester. Students will not be admitted until their financial obligations have beenmet. The financial ability of applicants to complete their training at the college is important, because of the limited number of positions available in each class. Applicants should have specific plans for financing four years of medical education, including tuition and fees, living expenses, books, equipment, clinical rotation travel, and miscellaneous expenses.