A student who has satisfactorily completed all academic requirements and who has been recommended by the College faculty may be awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree, provided the student has:
- Passed COMLEX Level 2 CE and PE and reported the scores to the College prior to graduation
- All students graduating in 2008 and later must take and pass the COMLEX Level 2 CE and PE as a requirement for graduation. Testing for Level 2 Cognitive Evaluation is done several times each year at computer testing sites; the student is responsible for identifying the time and place they will take each exam and may register for each exam by going to the NBOME website: http://www.nbome.org/ The Level 2 Performance Evaluation is done numerous times each year at the testing center in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania and each student must arrange to travel to that site after registerring for the exam online.
- No unremediated "D" or "U" grades and no grades of "I"
- Successfully completed all clinical rotations
- Complied with all legal and financial requirements of the College
- Exhibits the ethical, professional, behavioral, and personal characteristics necessary for the practice of osteopathic medicine
- Demonstrated acceptable competence in the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of an osteopathic physician
- Been recommended for graduation by the appropriate bodies of the College
- Attended the commencement graduation rehearsal and ceremony (only in unusual circumstances, and with prior approval of the Dean, will a degree be awarded in absentia)
A student will meet the graduation requirements listed in the catalog in effect at the time of his/her initial enrollment, provided that no more than six years have elapsed between matriculation and graduation.
A student who is required to repeat an academic year will meet the graduation requirements listed in the catalog for that year.