Transfer Applicants

Admissions are on a rolling basis. Early application is encouraged.

When to Apply

Deadline for fall semester: May 1

Who should Apply

TUSPM will accept applications from students who currently attend or recently attended a school of podiatric medicine. If you are currently attending or have graduated from a foreign or US allopathic or osteopathic institution, you are required to apply as a "year one" entering student and must submit all credentials required via the regular application process.

Application Process

The Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine application process for transfer and advanced standing students consists of three parts.

  1. Online TUSPM application
  2. Application materials
  3. Interview

Online TUSPM Application

Complete the TUSPM online application for transfer and advanced standing students. Transfer applicants are not required to submit the AACPMAS application.

Application Materials

The following application materials are required for transfer students:

  1. Official transcripts. Submit official transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary institutions attended.
  2. Recommendation. A letter of good standing from the dean of your current medical college.
  3. Test scores. Official MCAT scores. If you participated in the administration of the NBPME, please provide result(s).

TUSPM reserves the right to deny applications for transfer based on a poor undergraduate or professional school academic record.

Mail all application materials to:
Office of Admissions
148 N. 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107



Once the Office of Admissions has received all application materials, you will be considered for an interview.

Transfers enrolled in first year
If you are currently enrolled in the first year of podiatric medical school, you will be invited to interview through a regular admissions committee, as though you were going through the initial admissions process. Decisions in the regular admissions process are typically made within two weeks of your interview.

Transfers enrolled in second year
If you have progressed further than the first year of podiatric medical school, your materials will be forwarded to the Advanced Standing Committee for review. You will be contacted through the Office of Educational Affairs for an interview.


International Applicants

You are considered an international student if you hold, or will need to obtain, a non-immigrant visa, including a student visa (F-1), or an exchange visitor visa (J-1).

Please review TUSPM requirements for international applicants.

Transfer Credits

Transfer students from other podiatric medical schools should expect to lose a year because of differences in curriculum. You will need podiatric-specific courses, which begin in the first year curriculum.

Contact TUSPM Admissions

For more information, contact the TUSPM Admissions Office.