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Application Process

Campus Visits

Can I visit KCOM prior to application?
Yes. You may contact the Office of Admissions to set up a time for a campus tour.

AACOMAS Application

When should I apply?
As early as possible - applications can be filed beginning June 1st.

Secondary Application

What do I need to do to receive the secondary application?
All applicants with an average cumulative and average science GPA of 2.80 will receive secondary application information.

When will I receive the secondary application?
Secondary applications are sent once the AACOMAS application is processed and GPA minimum requirements are verified. The secondary applications are sent electronically.

What should I know about the secondary application?
Do not duplicate essay material from your AACOMAS application. Really think of your responses to the essays - do not duplicate our literature. Read up on osteopathic medicine and be able to share how it relates to you and your professional goals.

Early Decision Program

How do I apply the Early Decision Program?
If you have an average cumulative and average science GPA of at least 3.50 and earned a 24 or higher on the MCAT, you are eligible to apply for Early Decision. AACOMAS applications must be filed by August 1st and all secondary materials must be filed by September 15th. Contact the Office of Admissions at (660) 626-2237 for complete Early Decision information.

When will I know if I have been accepted for Early Decision?
Notification of status will be made within two weeks of interview.

Application Review Process

How are application files assessed?
The screening committee reviews every application in its entirety.

Am I a competitive applicant?
At KCOM, we look at all aspects of an applicant’s file. To see how you compare to our averages, please see our Class Statistics. Also, contact an Admissions Counselor to talk about your unique situation.

Status Check

Should I contact the Office of Admissions to check on the status of my application?
If you have submitted your secondary application, you can return to that site to check status.

Processing

What happens after my file is complete?
Your file goes to the Screening Committee to be assessed. We encourage applicants to contact the Admissions Office to check on the status of their application.

Interviews

When do interviews begin?
The application cycle begins on June 1st. Interviews begin shortly after the first completed applications are received, typically in October.

When will I find out if I have received an interview?
After your file has been reviewed by the Screening Committee, you will be notified by mail of our decision. In some cases, files are held for later review - you will be notified by mail if this occurs.

What is the interview day like?
The interview day runs from 8:00am to 3:00pm. There are two one-on-one hour long interviews along with a brief interview with a member of the admissions team. Lunch will be with current second-year students. In addition, a financial assistance presentation, a curriculum presentation, and a tour of the campus will be given.

How long after an interview will it take for a decision to be made?
Decisions are released according to when you interview. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The interview cycle begins in October.

Fee Payments

What are the required fee payments after I am accepted?
After you are accepted, there is a $1000 acceptance fee, a $500 pre-matriculation fee, and a $500 pre-registration fee. Payment due dates will be determined according to when the acceptance is offered.