Requirements for Graduation

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine’s official graduation dates are the traditional May graduation, as well as June 30, July 31, September 30, and December 31, with the commencement and hooding ceremonies taking place in May. Students graduating in May, June, July, September, and December will be invited to participate in the commencement and hooding ceremonies. The Student Progress Committee will serve as the faculty/administrative board charged with recommending students for graduation. In order to be eligible for the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, each student shall:

  1. Be at least 21 years of age.
  2. Have exhibited professional conduct and excellent moral and ethical behavior.
  3. Have satisfactorily passed required examinations.
  4. Have satisfactorily completed the program of study required by the degree.
  5. Meet the graduation requirements for their program as listed in the catalog of entry and/or any subsequent or additional program requirements. In the event of an extension beyond the initial scheduled graduation date, the student must meet the graduation requirements for the class with whom the student graduates.
  6. Have satisfactorily discharged all financial obligations to the college.
  7. Have been in residence at an AOA- or LCME-accredited college of medicine, the last two years of which must have been at the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  8. Have passed the COMLEX-USA Level I, COMLEX-USA Level II CE and PE of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. (Please note: COMLEX II CE and PE scores must be received by the College of Osteopathic Medicine prior to the scheduled graduation date.)
  9. Attend in person the College of Osteopathic Medicine Hooding Ceremony, which includes the administration of the Osteopathic Oath and hooding with the osteopathic medical doctorate hood.