Special Graduation Date Policy

A Special Graduation Date (SGD) may be approved for one of the following reasons:

      1. Student is a non-resident and are required to take USMLE Step 3 to obtain a working Visa.
        • International citizenship will be verified
      2. If a student is applying for California licensing and must supply proof that the program for which they wish to interview will not offer an interview without the Post-Graduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL) issued, otherwise their expected graduation date will allow sufficient time to obtain the PTAL for purposes of the National Resident Matching Program © (The MATCH).
        • PTAL receipt will be requested.
      3.  Student recived a residency position or other employment, which is scheduled to begin at least one month before their schduled graduation date. The student must submit a copy of a signed contract with their request for approval.
              • Offer letter will be requested.

            To apply for an SGD, submit a written request to the registrar@rossu.edu at least 60 days prior to the date the student i requesting. The request must include:s

              1. The anticipated date you will complete all graduation requirements;
              2. How you would like your name listed on the diploma;
              3. Email address by which you can be notified;
              4. All supporting documents;
                  1. Student must provide supporting documentation of California Licensing application or residency/employment acceptance

                Graduation Application must be submitted via myRoss.