Foreign Transcripts/Coursework Policy
OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine will only accept credit for foreign coursework that has been evaluated by a U.S. evaluation service, when that evaluation report indicates that the coursework was similar to coursework taken at an institution that is comparable to a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. As such, any coursework taken at a foreign institution must undergo evaluation for U.S. equivalence by one of the evaluation services accepted by AACOMAS.
Applicants should request that an official copy of the evaluation report be sent directly to AACOMAS from the evaluation service. OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine will not accept student copies of an evaluation or transfer credit that appears on a U.S. transcript. Applications will not be considered complete without an official course-by-course evaluation. Prior to matriculation, accepted students will be required to submit a copy of the evaluation report to the Admissions Office for the student's file. The Admissions Office will review the file to ensure that the required process has been completed.
Foreign evaluation services listed by AACOMAS as of March 1, 2016 are:
World Education Services (WES)
P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Josef Silny and Associates, Inc.
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
International Education Research Foundation, Inc. (IERF)
P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3665
AACRAO International Educational Services
One Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036