Onboarding Timeline

Congratulations and welcome to the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Pre-matriculation Timeline

The timeline to begin and complete the onboarding process will depend on your date of acceptance.  Access to pre-matriculation procedures, documents and instructions will be granted to you after you have accepted your offer of admission. A few timeline milestones will guide your journey.

December to May

Finish outstanding requirements.  All required prerequisite courses must be completed to be permitted to matriculate. If you had unfinished requirements when you applied, be sure to register and complete those requirements. Check requirements here.

March to June

After accepting a seat in the class, you must first become an MSU Spartan.  The university will process your information and add you to the MSU student body. This can take some time depending on the date of your acceptance. Once your NetID is created, you will receive access to your "Tasks" available in the student information system, Campus Solutions. More information about the tasks are available under pre-matriculation checklist.

All COM student enrollment is processed by the COM Office of the Registrar each semester. Students will receive reminders to check for student account holds and information of when enrollment will be processed. 

Review the immunization compliance requirements on the pre-matriculation checklist and collect the documentation for your immunizations. These crucial steps should be started as soon as you are admitted and will need to be uploaded to CastleBranch. More information about CastleBranch for COM students will be available before orientation in the system information system, Campus Solutions under the tasks menu. 


Information about financial aid and scholarships, site-specific details such as housing and parking, and student life is available in the pages that follow under Admitted Applicants. 

Purchase essential items such as your white coat, lab materials, scrubs, Class, and Student Osteopathic Medical Association membership here and click on MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Merchandise Store.


July 8-12, 2024

Convocation (White Coat Ceremony)

See our Convocation page.