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Thank you for your interest in the Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine. Together with other campuses within the Touro College and University System, Touro University California uses an online application system (ApplyYourself) for collection and submission of supplemental application materials, including applicant information, application fees, letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts.

Please read through these instructions and familiarize yourself with each section before continuing on to the application.

This is a Secondary Application for the College of Osteopathic Medicine

Before completing this application, you must first apply through the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) and be invited to proceed to this stage of the application process.  If you have not received an invitation to submit a secondary application, do not submit this application.  Please visit the admissions website for an over-view of the admissions process.

Create Your ApplyYourself Account 

The ApplyYourself system requires that you create a new account for each application, thus, the first step in the application process is to create a new in the ApplyYourself system. 

  • Visit http://apply.touro.edu and select the CREATE ACCOUNT tab, then enter the requested information (first and last name, email address, date of birth, and zip code).
  • Create and enter a case-sensitive password.  Note the instructions regarding a mixture of case-sensitive letters and symbols.
  • Click the CREATE ACCOUNT button.
  • If you previously applied to another Touro program, you may safely ignore the message you receive about a duplicate record and click CONTINUE AND CREATE ACCOUNT.  A new record will be created and your previous record will not be deleted.
  • A new screen will appear with your ApplyYourself PIN number.

If you wish to proceed immediately to the application:

  • Click the LOGIN button
  • Record your acceptance of the Terms of Use and Privacy Policies
  • Click the CONTINUE AND CREATE button.

The PIN number will also be emailed to the address you entered, together with a link to the login screen you may use to login at another time should you be unable to complete the application in one sitting. 

Completing the Application 

After you have created an account and logged into the system:

  • Click the START APPLICATION button
  • If you are returning to complete an in-progress application, you will click the EDIT APPLICATION button.

Required items are designated with an asterisk (*) and the application cannot be submitted until all required items have been provided.  

Personal Information 

Enter the requested personal information.

Academic Plan

For the application questions listed below, please enter responses exactly as indicated in these instructions.  Failure to do so may make further sections of the application inaccessible.

  • From the LOCATION drop down menu, select TOURO UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA.  If you do not select the correct campus, you will not have access to the correct academic options.
  • From the SCHOOL/COLLEGE TO WHICH YOU WISH TO APPLY drop down menu, select the appropriate college based upon the degree program for which you will be applying:
    • College of Osteopathic Medicine
      • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
      • Master of Science in Medical Health Sciences (COM)
    • College of Education and Health Sciences
      • Joint Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies/Master of Public Health
      • Master of Public Health
      • Nursing (ADN to BSN, BSN to MSN, DNP, FNP Graduate Certificate)
      • Education
  • From the DEGREE PROGRAM/LOCATION FOR WHICH YOU WISH TO APPLY drop down menu, select the specific degree program for which you will be applying.
  • For MAJOR/DEPARTMENT, selection the appropriate major.  This will likely be the same as DEGREE PROGRAM selected above.
  • For ENTRY YEAR AND TERM, select the appropriate year and term.
  • For DO YOU INTEND TO PURSUE YOUR DEGREE TOTALLY ONLINE? select YES for Innovative Learning; select NO for all other programs.
  • For ARE YOU PLANNING TO USE THE TOURO DORMITORY? leave the response box blank (TUC does not have a dormitory option).
  • From the ENTERING AS drop down, select FIRST-YEAR PROFESSIONAL STUDENT for Osteopathic Medicine and Pharmacy; select NEW GRADUATE STUDENT for all other programs.

Provide all other information in this section as requested.  

Legal Terms

Please respond to each of the questions in this section.  Please be certain to read the question regarding criminal history very carefully before responding.


Contact Information

Please enter in the required contact information.

Emergency Contact 

Provide contact information for a person who can be reached on your behalf in the event of an emergency.  In this section you will also be asked to provide information for each of your parents.  Touro University California occasionally seeks the involvement of parents in governance and advisory boards, projects of the parent's network, and support.  Providing this information is voluntary.


Post-Secondary Academic Record

This section will not appear until you select TOURO UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA in the ACADEMIC PLAN section above. 

  • Enter the requested information for all colleges/universities you attended, including, but not limited to, the college/university from which you earned your degree(s).
    • Upload an unofficial copy of your transcript for any school that was not listed in your primary application.  Transcripts are not required for U.S. Schools previously included in your primary (AACOMAS/PHARMCAS/CASPA/SOPHAS) application.
      • If you attended a school outside of the United States, upload a copy of the official transcript evaluation even if you included that school with your primary application.
  • To locate your school(s) using the search function, first enter the two letter abbreviation for the state in which your school is located, then click search.  Select your school from the list of schools in that State.  
    • When entering credit hours, note that credit hours must be rounded to the nearest tenth (e.g., 70.58 becomes 70.6, 70 becomes 70.0). 
    • For the Degree Earned field, enter both the degree type (BA, BS, MA, etc.) and the major (Biology, Psychology, etc.).
  • If you are applying to the School of Nursing, you must upload a resume and a copy of your Registered Nursing license.  Doing so is optional for applicants to all other programs.   
  • In this section, you may also provide information regarding any professional certifications, credentials, etc.

TUC Supplemental Questions

Please note that the questions in this section have been revised for the 2021-22 application cycle (Class of 2026).

This section will not appear until you select TOURO UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA in the ACADEMIC PLAN section above. 

The College of Osteopathic Medicine requires additional questions, which are not included in the basic system application, and a Technical Standards Certification.  Links to both documents are available in this section.  

  • Download the the questions, draft your responses, save the document to your computer, then upload the document using the appropriate link.  Be certain to include the question with each response.
  • Download and print the Technical Standards Certification, scan and save it to your computer, then upload using the appropriate link.


If you received a fee waiver from your primary application service (AACOMAS, PharmCAS, CASPA, or SOPHAS) you are not required to pay the secondary application fee.  Email a copy of that fee waiver to admit@tu.edu to obtain a waiver code.

If you have a fee waiver, do not pay the application fee.  Once paid, the application fee will not be refunded even if you present a valid fee waiver. 


The College of Osteopathic Medicine requires a minimum of three letters of recommendation.  One letter must be from a physician (M.D. or D.O.).  The other two letters must be from either a pre-professional committee or from two biological or physical science professors from whom you earned a grade in class.

Touro University California strongly recommends that letters be submitted with the AACOMAS application (using either the AACOMAS letter service or Interfolio) or with the supplemental application (via the Apply Yourself system).  If necessary, letters may also be submitted directly to the University via Interfolio or from the letter writer.  Given consistent issues with the interface, TUC will not be participating in Virtual Evals for the 2015-16 admissions cycle.  Letters submitted directly from the applicant will not be considered.  Be sure to submit all application materials prior to their respective deadlines

You should only use this section if you are inviting your letter writers to submit their letters through the ApplyYourself system, to be attached to your supplemental application.  If your letters are being submitted to the University through Interfolio or directly from the letter writer or school, do not enter their information.  Doing so will delay the processing of your application. 

To have your letters submitted with your supplemental application, you will need the name and email address of the letter writer (or, for committee letters, the name and email address of the person compiling the letter(s), and you will need to follow the steps below. 

  • Click the ADD A RECOMMENDER button.
  • Insert the name and contact information for each reference.
  • DO YOU WISH TO WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO EXAMINE THIS LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION?  We recommend selecting YES for this option, otherwise, your letter writers may not feel as though they can provide as much detail as expected.
  • WILL THIS PROVIDER BE SUBMITTING THE LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION ONLINE?  You must select YES for this option; TUC will not accept paper letters.
  • Once the recommendation provider information is saved, an email will be sent to the online recommendation provider with an access code and instructions on how to proceed with the online recommendation.
  • When the recommendation provider submits the form to our office it will become a part of your application.
  • You can view the status of your online recommendations each time you log into your application account. 

Please note the following: 

  • Your Recommendations will automatically be matched to your application upon submission.
  • The access code is valid for 180 days from the date you input and save their information.
  • To complete the Recommendation online, a Recommendation provider must have a valid email address.
  • If you would like to send a reminder, check the box next to his/her name and click on the RESEND button. This will automatically generate a reminder email. 

Check Your Application, Then Submit

  • Click on the CHECK YOUR APPLICATION section to verify that the minimum required information/documents have been provided. Any missing information/documents will be noted and you will not be able to submit until they are provided. When all information/items are provided, you may click on the CONTINUE TO SUBMISSION button. Follow the instructions to pay the application fee and submit your application. Your application cannot be submitted until the application fee is paid. You will receive a confirmation email when your application is submitted.
  • Important Note: Once submitted, you can edit your profile information (e.g., email address) but you cannot change anything else within the application. Make absolutely certain all information is correct before you submit your application. 

Application Verification

Once submitted and received, your secondary application materials will be added to your admissions file and you will be provided a status update via email.  You may also check on the status of your application by emailing Ms. Lynn Huckle (lynn.huckle@tu.edu).  Thank you for your application to the TUC College of Osteopathic Medicine.