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International Admissions

International Admissions

International students attending an institution outside the Continental US are required to have their academic transcripts submitted and evaluated through World Education Services to meet base requirements. KSUCPM also requires International applicants to show proficiency in the English language. If English is not the applicant's primary language, and they have not attended an accredited US undergraduate institution, they are required to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with acceptable scores.

World Education Services
P.O. Box 745, Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745

TOEFL Services
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA

International students who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree program in an accredited US college or university may have the fore-mentioned requirements waived upon individual review by the Dean of Student Affairs. A limited number of loans and scholarship resources for international students are available. Most lenders or guarantors will require the signature of an eligible US citizen as co-borrower. International students are required to provide proof of economic stability throughout their student tenure at KSUCPM. Upon satisfactorily meeting all admissions criteria, data will be electronically submitted for review to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for F-1 travel clearances and relevant SEVIS authorizations.

The Binary Degree Program

KSUCPM cooperates in an accelerated binary degree program with several national institutions.

This program permits qualified undergraduate students at participating institutions to enter KSUCPM after the completion of three years of college study. Entrance into the program is predicated on proven academic abilities including the completion of courses normally associated with a general pre-med curriculum, commitment to the profession and its advancement, and demonstrated moral and professional character.

In addition to the intellectual standards which have been established for admission, students are expected to possess superior personal qualifications.

Depending on undergraduate contractual requirements, students in the binary program will receive the B.S. or B.A. degree from their cooperating undergraduate institution upon successful completion of the first and/or second year of study at KSUCPM.

The DPM degree will be awarded following the successful completion of the remaining years of the required medical curriculum at KSUCPM.

The following is a list of currently cooperating undergraduate institutions:

  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland, OH
  • Elmira College - Elmira NY
  • Cuyahoga Community Colleges - Greater Cleveland, OH area
  • Gannon University - Erie, PA
  • Juniata College - Juniata, PA
  • Lewis University - Romeoville, IL
  • Lorain County Community College - Lorain, OH
  • Marshall University - Huntington, WV
  • Maryville University - St. Louis, MO
  • Mercyhurst College - Erie, PA
  • Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico - San Juan, PR
  • Ursuline College - Pepper Pike, OH
  • Viterbo University - La Crosse, WI

Transfer Admissions

Students who have had successful attendance at another college of podiatric medicine and are in good academic and personal standing may apply to KSUCPM for transfer. Decisions regarding transfer admission status are at the discretion of the Dean and Enrollment Management Committee members.

Applicants for transfer admission must meet the criteria for initial admission as outlined in the requirements section and follow the procedures outlined below.
Submit a letter to the Office of Enrollment Management requesting transfer consideration.

  • Submit a statement outlining the reasons for requesting transfer.
  • Provide an official transcript of academic performance in all undergraduate, graduate and professional programs of study, domestic and international. If there was international institutional enrollment, reports from a recognized foreign credentialing agency must be jointly submitted for full consideration.
  • Provide a letter of status from the Academic Dean or Dean of Student Affairs at the College currently being attended. Official transcripts must indicate GPA of 3.5 or higher from previous podiatric college for transfer consideration.
  • Upon notification of eligibility, the applicant must schedule and complete an official campus visit at KSUCPM for final determination.

Transfer status for students who have attended an institution of another professional discipline will be reviewed at the discretion of College administrators on a case-by-case evaluation and will not necessarily meet "advanced standing" upon admission.