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Accepted Students Day

Accepted Students Day is full of information, opportunities to meet your new classmates, potential roommates, and to make new friends. You will have time to see the community and to meet with representatives from apartment complexes at the information fair. We will also have tours of campus, including the anatomy lab and simulation center.

Orientation/First Day of Class

Orientation begins on the dates below and usually lasts for two full days with additional half day sessions during the first few weeks of class.  More information will be posted in May about Orientation.

START DATES:
Virginia Campus – Begins Monday, August 7, 2017
Carolinas Campus – Begins Monday, July 31, 2017
Auburn Campus – Begins Monday, July 17, 2017 (NOTE: There was an error in the date previously published. This is the correct start date for the Auburn campus, effective 1/27/17)

Criminal Background Check

All incoming students are required to submit (directly to PreCheck) an application for a criminal background check. No other service will be accepted. A monetary fee (payable to PreCheck) must accompany the PreCheck application which is to be submitted by the tuition deposit date. Your offer of admission and continued enrollment is contingent upon acceptable results from your Pre-Check report. VCOM reserves the right to put restrictions on or rescind an offer of admission based on information received on your background check. Also note that should any charge or arrest occur after acceptance, whether or not you were convicted, you are required to inform VCOM immediately when it occurs. Failure to report such charges or arrests, whether guilty or not, and/or failure to report immediately, within 24 hours, can result in your offer of admission being rescinded. Upon review of the charge, VCOM reserves the right to rescind the offer of admission prior to matriculation.

  • To begin the background check to go: http://www.mystudentcheck.com/
  • VCOM is listed as the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine on the PreCheck website, so please make sure to check that school name when filling out the application. There are four different VCOM designations on the background check. To complete your background check for admissions, SPECIFICALLY CHOOSE the option that only reads, “Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.

If you need assistance, please contact PreCheck at StudentCheck [at] PreCheck.com

For additional assistance, contact:
Angelica Gonzalez
Email: angelicagonzalez [at] precheck.com
Toll-Free Phone: 1-866-961-6587

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts sent to AACOMAS are provided to VCOM when an applicant applies. These transcripts may be accepted by VCOM if all coursework the student has taken at that institution is completed as of June 1 of the application year and confirmed on the transcript. VCOM will verify that a transcript has been received for every institution listed on the AACOMAS application, that at least one baccalaureate degree has been awarded, and that all other degrees reported on the AACOMAS application are documented. If there is a question as to the authenticity of a transcript, an official transcript from the institution in question will be required to be sent directly to VCOM.

Any school the applicant is attending or will attend after June of the application year will require an official transcript be sent directly from that institution to the appropriate VCOM campus. In this case, the transcript sent to AACOMAS will not be accepted.

In the event that VCOM does require a transcript directly from an institution, transcripts must be sent directly from the Registrar’s Office of the school(s) attended directly to the VCOM Registrar’s Office. Be sure to have the transcript addressed to the appropriate campus. Unofficial transcripts or transcripts hand carried by the student (even if in a sealed envelope) are not acceptable. Failure to submit official transcripts by the due date (or to obtain authorized approval of an extension) may result in the offer of admission to VCOM being rescinded and forfeiture of your tuition deposit.

If required, transcripts should be sent to and questions addressed to the appropriate campus:

Registrar's Office - VCOM-Virginia
2265 Kraft Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: 540-231-9387
Email: registrar-virginia [at] vcom.vt.edu

Registrar's Office - VCOM-Carolinas
350 Howard Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-327-9809
Email: registrar-cc [at] carolinas.vcom.edu

Registrar's Office - VCOM-Auburn
910 S. Donahue Drive
Auburn, AL 36832
Phone: 334-442-4033
Email: registrar [at] auburn.vcom.edu

Health and Immunization Forms

Health and immunization forms are due to the Student Health Coordinator on the following dates, based on the date of your acceptance letter.

Kathy Dalton
Student Health Coordinator - Virginia Campus
StudentHealth-VC [at] vcom.vt.edu
Fax: 540-231-6298

Sena Mazzoleni
Student Health Coordinator - Carolinas Campus
StudentHealth-CC [at] vcom.vt.edu
Fax: 864-804-6991

Kayron Campbell
Student Health Coordinator - Auburn Campus
StudentHealth-AC [at] auburn.vcom.edu
Fax: 334-442-4097

    Student Health Requirements
    Personal Medical History and Physical Examination Form
    Immunization Form
    Tuberculosis Screening Form
    Hepatitis B Policy
    *This form should only be completed by individuals who test non-immune after two complete Hep B vaccination series.
    Hepatitis B Consultation Form
    *This form should only be completed by individuals who test non-immune after two complete Hep B vaccination series.
    Positive PPD Questionnaire
    *This form should only be completed by individuals with positive PPD skin test.

    Acceptance Date Due Date
    On or before December 1 February 15
    December 2- February 1 April 1
    February 2 - April 1 June 1
    After April 2 Immediately

    Health Insurance

    All students at VCOM are required to obtain and maintain health insurance. VCOM offers health insurance at no additional cost to students.

    Proof of Legal Status

    Students attending the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) must show proof of US Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or other lawful status to study in the United States (i.e. an F-1 Visa). If students obtain financial aid they have proven their citizenship or residency status and do not need to show further proof. All others must provide a valid Social Security Card, US Passport or F-1 Visa as proof of legal status to study in the United States. This information must be provided in person to the Director of Admissions no later than orientation.

    Basic Life Support

    Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification for Healthcare Providers through the American Heart Association is required before you begin classes at VCOM. It is highly recommended that you take a course near you well in advance of June 1 so that you will have your certification card in hand when classes start.

    • The BLS certification course must be through the AHA as some clinical sites (including sites you may go to in year 2) will have this specific requirement. Certifications from the Red Cross, EMS training, nursing licensure or other sources will not substitute. Please complete the training at a site convenient to you before classes begin to assure you meet the requirement.

    Please provide a copy of your certification card to the Student Health Coordinator on your campus or bring a copy of the certification card with you to Accepted Students Day or Orientation.