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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Can I apply to both campuses?

No. Applicants apply to RVU through the AACOMAS application. You will select your campus of  your choice (Colorado or Utah) and whether you are interested in being considered at the other campus if not selected for your first choice in the RVUCOM section of the application.

Are the requirements the same for both campuses?

Yes. The admissions requirements are the same for both campuses. For more information on the admissions requirements, go to the Admissions Requirements page located in the Additional Resources panel.

Is the application process the same at both campuses?

Yes. The application process is the same for both campuses. For more information on the application process, go to the Admissions Process page located in the Additional Resources panel.

What if my college or university does not provide a Pre-Health Committee letter?

If you do not have access to a letter of recommendation from your school’s Pre-Health Committee or Pre-Health Advisor, you may substitute a letter from a basic Science Faculty member, or anyone who can speak to your ability to successfully complete a rigorous medical school curriculum.

Do you require a letter of recommendation from a DO?

RVUCOM requires a letter from a healthcare provider who has worked with the candidate (DO or MD preferred). Because of the challenges of receiving letters due to the pandemic, RVU will also accept a letter from any health professional the candidate has worked with, regardless of whether or not they were directly supervised. For all required letters please go to the Admissions Requirements located in the Additional Resources panel.

Do you accept transfer students?

Requests for transfer are only considered from candidates in good standing at other colleges of osteopathic medicine and to those entering their third year.  You may find more information about transfers by visiting the Admissions Process page located in the Additional Resources panel.

What are your board scores and pass rates?

RVU has consistently ranked among the top board scores of all Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. You may find the most current listing of board scores and pass rates at the Institutional Planning and Assessment page.

What is your residency match rate?

RVU is very proud of its 100% residency placement rate.

RESOURCES

The University reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time without advanced notice. Learn more about the tuition payment schedule, individual health insurance status, and the tuition refund process.

The Office of Admissions processes thousands of applications for admissions each year. Learn more about requirements for admissions including residency status, minimum prerequisite course work, and GPA requirements.

The design of the applications-based systems curriculum is based on successful integrated academic models for the first two years of the curriculum.

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS

COLORADO CAMPUS
8401 South Chambers Rd.

Parker, CO 80134
303-373-2008

For faster response, please direct inquiries to the campus email:
admissions@rvu.edu

SOUTHERN UTAH CAMPUS
255 E. Center Street

Ivins, UT 84738
435-222-1290

For faster response, please direct inquiries to the campus email:
admissonsUT@rvu.edu.