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Consumer information

Notice of availability of institutional and financial aid information

This page has been created to fulfill Geisinger College of Health Sciences’ compliance with the disclosure requirements under Title IV. Title IV requires institutions participating in financial aid programs to disclose specified information to all prospective students. Below is a list of the disclosure requirements and links to pages that contain the actual information or where to obtain the information.

General institutional information

Financial assistance information

Tuition, fees and refund information

Tuition and fees

Refund of student charges

Contact for tuition and fees and refunds information

Courtney Lomax 
Director of Finance Partnering

Academic programs

Changes in enrollment

Privacy of student records

Contact for FERPA and student record privacy information

Edward Lahart, MS

Facilities and services available to students with disabilities

Contact for facilities and services available to students with disabilities information 

Sarah Triano, MS, NCC, LPC  
Director, Center for Learning Excellence 

Transfer of credit policies and articulation agreements

Transfer credits earned at other institutions are currently only accepted in the Geisinger School of Nursing

Contact for transfer of credit information

Edward Lahart, MS

Institutional and program accreditation approval or licensure

Middle States Commission on Higher Education: Geisinger College of Health Sciences is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Geisinger College of Health Sciences accreditation status is Accreditation. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on 2019 was to reaffirm accreditation status. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Institutional approvals

Copyright infringement policies and sanctions

Including computer use and file sharing

Contact for copyright infringement policies and sanctions information:

Jim Franceschelli 
Associate Dean for Educational Technology

Employee non-discrimination and equal employment policy

Hiring policies

Contact for equal opportunity/non-discriminatory policy information

Robert Konopke
Human Resources Business Partner

Student outcomes information

Graduation & retention rates

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s graduation and retention rates are as follows:

  • Graduation rates: 97%
  • Retention rate: 97%

USMLE scores

2021–2022 Geisinger Commonwealth first-time test takers: 

  • Step 1 pass rate: 92%
  • Step 2 CK pass rate: 97%
  • Average Step 2 CK score: 241

Health and safety

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Disclosure

GCHS Policy on Immunizations

Campus Security Information Annual Report (Includes security report, crime statistics, emergency response and evacuation procedures, timely warnings, crime log, missing person notification, fire safety report, fire log, and information on crime victims about disciplinary hearings)

Contact for Campus Security information

John Gorczyk
Director of Facilities and Public Safety

Voter registration

The Federal Election Commission provides guidance regarding voter registration in each state.

Conflicts of interest policies

GCHS Policy on Conflicts of Interest and Interactions with Industry 

Department of Legal Services
Patti Williams, 570-271-6781 or
Lori Gramley, 570-271-6781 or

Geisinger Policy on Conflicts of Interest in Research

(Note: this policy is available upon request, or by logging into Geisinger’s PolicyManager)

Sonia Lobo, PhD, RYT
Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship

Code of Conduct for Institutional Financial Aid Professionals

Sue McNamara
Director of Financial Aid

State authorization for distance education

State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, commonly known as SARA, which provides a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. As a SARA member institution, GCSOM is authorized to provide distance education to students in other SARA member states. Currently, 49 states (with the exception of California), the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are members of SARA.

California: Effective July 1, 2017 pursuant to California Education Code § 94801.5(b): Non-public higher education institutions that are degree granting, non-profit and accredited are exempt and need not register with the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

Doctor of medicine program

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s doctor of medicine program is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and thereby meets the requirements for licensure in all fifty states and the District of Columbia.


Students are encouraged to follow the institution’s compliant process. If a resolution is not found, students may also contact the following:

Gina Wetten
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Division of Higher and Career Education
333 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA 17126

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market St., 2nd fl. West
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Student location

A student’s location is determined at the time of initial enrollment based on the address provided by the student to Geisinger College of Health Sciences. This address will remain the student location of record until the student provides Geisinger College of Health Sciences with a change of address.

Title IX

Title IX resource page

Contact for Title IX
Andrea Mulrine
Title IX Coordinator

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