Touro University Nevada accepts transfer students from other U.S. osteopathic medical colleges as long as these students are in “good academic standing”, meet prerequisite requirements, and have acceptable reasons for seeking a transfer. Approval is typically granted only to those desiring to transfer in as second or third year students. Touro University Nevada will only consider transfer applications from students at other colleges of osteopathic medicine. Candidates for transfer must be eligible for re-admission to the previously attended college of osteopathic medicine. In keeping with AOA-COCA standards, Touro University Nevada can only grant a DO degree to a student who has completed the final two years of training at the institution.
Transfer applicants must provide the following information no later than February 1 to allow appropriate review preceding the semester of intended enrollment:
- A letter to the Director of Admissions indicating why the student wishes to transfer.
- Submit a completed application and pay a $100 nonrefundable application fee. The fee can be paid online through the admissions application.
- Official score reports for all attempts at the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).
- Official copies of transcripts from all post-secondary school and colleges.
- Official copy of the most current osteopathic medical school transcript.
- A letter from the academic dean at the osteopathic medical college in which the student is currently enrolled, stating that the student is in good academic standing and outlining any history of disciplinary action.
- A letter of recommendation from a faculty member at the osteopathic medical college in which the student is currently enrolled.
- The technical standards document for the program signed by the applicant. The technical standards for the DO program are attached in the admissions application.
- All admissions package materials should be sent to:
Touro University Nevada
Director of Admissions
RE: DO Transfer Application
874 American Pacific Drive
Henderson, NV 89014
All required material (see above) must be directed to the attention of the Director of Admissions and must be submitted in a timely manner by the established deadline. Qualified transfer applicants will be recommended to the Dean, who will consult with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Curriculum and/or the Associate Dean for Clinical Education. Acceptance of transfer students will be dependent upon the student’s qualifications, curricular compatibility and available space. Additional course work may be required to satisfy academic deficiencies.
The Director of Admissions, at the direction of the Dean, may invite the transfer candidate to Touro University Nevada for an on-campus interview.