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Selection Process

To be considered for an interview, an applicant must:

  1. Meet all the admissions requirements and technical standards for admissions
  2. Have a complete file
    • including the AACOMAS application
    • a secondary application
    • a form/letter of recommendation from a physician (DO or M.D.)
    • a recommendation form/letter from a pre-medical or pre-health committee or advisor*
    • a recommendation form/letter from a science professor
    • certification of completion
    • the processing fee 

In order to facilitate the timely processing of applications, please follow these guidelines regarding your letters of recommendations.

  • MU-COM does not accept paper letters of recommendation. We are the first paperless admissions system in osteopathic medical education. 
  • Our preferred transmission method is Interfolio or VirtualEvals. If sending via this method, your upload MUST include your AACOMAS ID. Letters submitted without an AACOMAS ID are not downloaded.
  • Alternatively, you can ask your recommenders to submit your letters of recommendation via e-mail to kearly@marian.edu. Please ask your recommenders to identify you in the e-mail with your full name and AACOMAS ID. Finally, the e-mail must come directly from your recommenders, not you.

Letters uploaded once a week. Once uploaded, letters are reviewed by a staff member for completeness. This process can take 2-3 weeks, depending on the volume of letters that need to be reviewed.

After the Office of Admissions receives these materials, the applicant’s file is reviewed to determine eligibility for an interview, based on the established criteria of the admissions committee. Each applicant who interviews will be reviewed by the admissions committee. An admissions decision, based on academic performance, professional experience, and interview, will be provided to the applicant usually within a few weeks of the interview date.

Intentional misrepresentation or omission of information on any form relevant to admissions or records will subject the student to withdrawal of acceptance or dismissal if enrolled.

COMs reserve the right to deny admission to any applicant for any reason deemed sufficient. Matriculation will be denied to applicants who have failed to maintain a good record of scholastic performance and/or good record of personal conduct between the time of their acceptance and their matriculation.

 * If an advisor or committee is not available, a letter from another science professor will be accepted as a substitute.

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Marian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, age or disabilities in the recruiting and selection of students for admission.