Please review the questions below. If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact the Admissions Office at 800-356-7836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have a completed, verified AACOMAS application, you will receive an email from WVSOM with a User ID and PIN number along with access to the MyWVSOM account. This will allow you to check your application status online at any time. Otherwise, you can log into your AACOMAS account to check the status of your primary application.
Only students who are in a verified status through AACOMAS will be sent an ID and PIN number. At times the ID & PIN email get delivered to a SPAM/Junk folder or maybe deleted inadvertently. If you cannot locate the information, please contact the Admissions Office at 800-356-7836 ext. 6827. Note: If you previously applied to WVSOM, you will use the same ID and PIN issued to you when you originally applied.
Applicants can view their application status, monitor their checklist items, and access additional/required forms by logging into their MyWVSOM account.
Please contact the Admissions Office at either of the following numbers for assistance: 800-356-7836, ext. 6827.
Your User ID and PIN number allows access to your application status, retrieve various forms and view your checklist items online.
Once your primary application is in a "verified" status through AACOMAS, with official MCAT scores reported, you will receive an e-mail with a User ID and PIN number from our office. The email will provide you with a link to the secure applicant sign-in page as well as other important information. Please keep this email for future reference!
Using the User ID & PIN you were provided, login into your MyWVSOM account to view the following areas:
The status page indicates your current application status and provides various application forms. Following an acceptance, the status page is updated continually with information for incoming students. Be sure to monitor this page throughout the entire application cycle.
The checklist allows applicants to monitor their application material. When accessing the checklist with your ID (User ID) and PIN number (Password), all items and forms required by the Admissions Office are listed along with the date each item was received.
Applicants with a verified AACOMAS application are eligible to receive a supplement application. Please review our application process and requirements section for additional information..
No – you do not need to submit an application fee up front. The supplemental fee is only required once you are offered an interview.
Letters of recommendation are accepted through AACOMAS, Interfolio, and may be mailed directly to:
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
400 Lee Street North
Lewisburg, WV 24901
WVSOM requires the following two (2) letters of recommendation (additional recommendations are accepted):
Access the AOA's directory of osteopathic physician's.
Letters of recommendation, if sent by U.S. mail, will be posted to your online checklist. Any letters submitted via AACOMAS or Interfolio can be accessed and reviewed by our office but are not printed or posted to your online checklist until you are officially invited for an interview.
Each application is reviewed considering a variety of factors. Competitive applicants will have a science GPA of 3.5 and a total MCAT score of 500, with the biology section in the 125 range. The Admissions Committee will also look for osteopathic awareness, clinical experience, and consider your personal statement.
The "Decision Deferred" status indicates that additional information may be needed in order to reach a decision at the time of review. In some cases we may wish to wait for your fall grades or a subsequent MCAT score prior to making a decision.
The Admissions Committee will re-evaluate interviewed applicants placed on hold throughout the application cycle. Be sure to submit academic and any other updates directly to AACOMAS. This ensures that we will receive an updated profile for you. Any additional information you wish to be considered for your file may be submitted to email@example.com
The decision to offer an interview will be determined by the Director of Admissions and the Assistant Director of Admission after review of your application. You will be notified by e-mail if you have been invited to interview with the date options and details.
Notification is generally within two to three weeks. You will receive an email with the Admissions Committee’s decision.
The non-refundable acceptance fee is applied to your first year's tuition and is paid in increments.
We follow the AACOMAS Application Traffic Guidelines regarding the due dates of the 1st & 2nd deposits. Please refer to your acceptance letter for exact deadlines.
Deposits are processed by our Office of Business Affairs. You will receive an email notification indicating the payment was received. Your online checklist will also reflect receipt of the deposit.
Yes. Incoming students are required to have a criminal background check and will be contacted when it is time for them to give permission to have their criminal background check completed.
Transcripts submitted to AACOMAS will be available to us but must be final and show all coursework and degree(s) conferred. Incoming students: For courses completed after April 10, please have your transcripts sent directly to the WVSOM Admissions Office. Transcripts are due by July 1st, prior to matriculation.
Academic Update Periods through AACOMAS typically start September, December and March. For current schedule please visit aacom.org
Please contact the Admissions Office to speak with an Admissions Counselor concerning ways to strengthen your application.
The local community fully supports students at WVSOM by offering different types of housing (apartments, townhomes, houses, etc.). A housing directory is made available to accepted students who have submitted their first deposit.
Students are encouraged to review the West Virginia Residency Policy for detailed information regarding qualifying for West Virginia residency.
Students interested in transferring to WVSOM need to review the WVSOM Transfer Policy. If students have questions about the policy, they may contact admissions.