Transfer and Advanced Standing Admissions
Advanced Standing is credit(s) granted by a college to a student for studies completed elsewhere (i.e., another podiatry college or accredited medical school). Students will only be considered for Transfer and Advanced Standing prior to matriculation.
Candidates who have had successful attendance at another college of podiatric medicine or an accredited medical school and are in good academic and personal standing may apply to Kent State’s College of Podiatric Medicine for transfer and/or advanced standing.
Candidates interested in transfer/advanced standing admission must meet the criteria for initial admission as outlined in the academic requirements section and follow the procedures outlined below:
- Submit a statement to the college’s Office of Enrollment Management requesting transfer/advanced standing consideration. The statement should outline the reasons for requesting transfer and/or advanced standing.
- 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 podiatric medicine college or other accredited medical school currently being attended. Official transcripts must indicate minimum 3.500 GPA from previous podiatric college for transfer consideration.