How to Apply


Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine participates in the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service (AACPMAS). Candidates may access this application portal at

  • The AACPM Application Service opens in early August and closes on June 30. KSUCPM has a rolling admissions process.
  • Candidates will need to provide AACPMAS with official transcripts from each college attended. Official transcripts may be sent to:

AACPM Application Service
P.O. Box 9200
Watertown, MA 02471
Phone: 617-612-2900

If applying to KSUCPM while still enrolled in classes, it is the applicant’s responsibility to forward all transcripts to AACPMAS once a semester has ended. AACPMAS will update your application to include your newest transcript information.

  • Candidates will also need to provide AACPMAS with their official MCAT results.  Please note: KSUCPM will not be able to take final admissions action until official MCAT scores are received by the application service. Prior to matriculation, admitted students to KSUCPM may be asked to send an official transcript with the date and degree conferred directly to KSUCPM.
  • Candidates can also upload letters of recommendation at the time of application. They can also be received through Interfolio or mailed directly to the college. 

KSUCPM can also help advise candidates before they submit an application. 

Schedule a Virtual Advising Appointment

Letters of Recommendation

KSUCPM requires the following letters of recommendations from an applicant:

  1. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or advisor
  2. A letter of recommendation from a podiatrist or other medical professional

Candidates may send additional letters of recommendation, but it is not required. Candidates can send letters of recommendation through Interfolio, submit with the AACPMAS application, or mail directly to KSUCPM. These letters may also be mailed directly to KSUCPM at:

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
Office of Enrollment Management
6000 Rockside Woods Blvd North
Independence, Ohio 44131

An applicant may send letters of recommendation prior to or after submitting his or her application through AACPMAS.

If you have questions about submitting your letters, please contact the Enrollment Management Office at 216-916-7486 or

Official Campus Visit & Interview

A complete and holistic evaluation of the application, academic history, MCAT score, letters of recommendation and/or other supplemental material will be conducted by the Admissions Committee to determine applicants who are eligible for an interview on campus. Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine requires a personal interview with all candidates who are being seriously considered for admission. The interview is by invitation only. Competitive candidates typically receive an invitation to interview within one to two weeks of submitting an application. Candidates will be notified of the invitation via e-mail.

The Official Campus Visit will include a tour of campus, an open file interview with one to two faculty members and member of Enrollment Management division, and opportunities to meet with current students. A full schedule, as well as travel information, is provided to candidates who are invited to interview.

Candidates invited to interview will also have the opportunity to interview with the program virtually. More information about this process is provided at the point of invitation.

Following the interview on campus, candidates are usually informed of the admission decision within one week. Candidates are informed of the admission decision via e-mail. Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine admits individuals who not only have the potential to succeed and excel academically in our program, but also possess personal characteristics that align with our mission and values.