Maximum Length of Completion Policy                 

Students enrolled in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program are required to successfully complete all requirements for the degree within six (6) years of matriculation (150% of the standard time to achieve the degree).  As provided by Element 6.3: Maximum Length of Completion of the COCA Continuing Accreditation Standards, a COM may have exceptions that warrant an extension to this timeframe.  If a student has an extenuating circumstance and is granted a Leave of Absence by the school, this may qualify the student for an extension, but is not guaranteed.  Extenuating circumstances that are supported by proper documentation, may include, but are not limited to, military deployment, medical crisis, pursuit of a dual professional degree, or academic issues

This policy was reviewed and revised in March 2024. For assistance with policies and procedures, please contact Alexa Levine (