Early Acceptance Programs

Early Acceptance Programs

Reserve Your Seat Now by Attending a LECOM Undergraduate Affiliated College

For a complete list of the LECOM EAP affiliated schools and programs, please click here.

LECOM has developed special Early Acceptance Programs with select community colleges, undergraduate colleges and universities that grant qualified students a provisional early acceptance to LECOM’s School of Pharmacy, School of Dental Medicine or College of Osteopathic Medicine. In some cases, these programs will permit the student to start the professional program prior to receiving a bachelor degree from the undergraduate institution.

Application to the EAP is separate from the application to the undergraduate school.  A student may apply for EAP consideration as a high school senior. While current undergraduate students may apply, they should contact the pre-health advisor at their school to see if they qualify.  This program is not available to anyone with a bachelor or higher degree.  Students apply to enroll in the EAP by following the link “Affiliated Undergraduate College Inquiry” found on the My LECOM Portal.  Some undergraduate schools may require a separate application for their phase of the EAP program; please check with the institution.

LECOM will determine if the applicant meets enrollment requirements. LECOM will provide a list of EAP interview dates to qualified applicants who can then schedule an interview. Following a successful interview, LECOM will notify the applicant that they will receive a provisional letter of acceptance from LECOM after they have been approved for participation in the EAP by the affiliated institution of their choice and submitted their school email address to LECOM.   The student and the affiliated school will then be sent the provisional letter of acceptance.

Additional requirements, including a final application to LECOM, must be met for final acceptance to LECOM, but another interview is not required. The specific criteria for acceptance into the programs will vary from school to school, but the general requirements are listed below:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • SAT Score (Math and Verbal Reasoning) greater than or equal to 1170 on a single exam or an ACT Composite score greater than or equal to 26 on a single exam and
  • An unweighted high school GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Students already attending the affiliate institution must have at least a cumulative overall GPA of 3.4 and a science GPA of 3.2 or higher

More detailed information on the programs available at an institution and the criteria needed for acceptance can be found on its website.

Medical Programs:

The LECOM phase of this program may be completed in Erie, PA, Greensburg, PA or in Bradenton, FL.  Affiliates matriculating in 2016 and later may be exempt from taking the MCAT.

3+4 Track – Not all institutions offer this track.   An unweighted high school GPA of  at least 3.7 and a SAT score (Math +Verbal Reasoning) greater than or equal to 1250 on a single exam or an ACT Composite score greater than or equal to 28 on a single exam is required for this track.The student must have a provisional letter of acceptance in the EAP before starting their second year at the undergraduate institution. Upon completing three years of undergraduate study and meeting certain GPA and other requirements, they enter LECOM the following July. LECOM graduates receive a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree. The undergraduate school may award the student a bachelor degree by utilizing credits from the courses taken while at LECOM.

4+4 Track – The student must have a provisional letter of acceptance in the EAP before starting their third year at the undergraduate institution. Upon completing four years of undergraduate study and meeting certain GPA and other requirements, they enter LECOM the following July. LECOM graduates receive a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree.

Pharmacy Programs:

The LECOM phase of these programs can be completed in four years in Bradenton, Fla. or three years in Erie, Pa. but is not available at Seton Hill. A distance education (DE) pathway is also available but with some restrictions. Please click here to learn more about the DE restrictions.   EAP students are encouraged to take the PCAT but it is not required for anyone who has submitted a SAT or ACT score..

2+ Track – Not all institutions offer this track. The student must have a provisional letter of acceptance in the EAP by February 1st of their first year at the undergraduate institution. Upon submitting a PharmCas application, completing two years of undergraduate study and meeting certain GPA and other requirements, they enter LECOM the following August. LECOM graduates receive a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) degree. A bachelor degree will not be awarded by the undergraduate institution.

3+ Track – Not all institutions offer this track. The student must have a provisional letter of acceptance in the EAP before starting their second year at the undergraduate institution. Upon submitting a PharmCas application, completing three years of undergraduate study and meeting certain GPA and other requirements, they enter LECOM the following August. LECOM graduates receive a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) degree. The undergraduate school may award the student a bachelor degree by utilizing credits from the courses taken while at LECOM.

4+ Track – The student must have a provisional letter of acceptance in the EAP before starting their third year at the undergraduate institution. Upon completing four years of undergraduate study and meeting certain GPA and other requirements, they enter LECOM the following August. LECOM graduates receive a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) degree.

Dental Program:

4+4 Track – This program is only available in Bradenton, FL. The student must have a provisional letter of acceptance in the EAP before starting their third year at the undergraduate institution. Upon submitting a PharmCas application, completing four years of undergraduate study and meeting certain GPA and other requirements, they enter LECOM the following July. LECOM graduates receive a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree.

School of Graduate Studies Masters in Health Services Administration (MHSA) Program:

4+1.5 and 4+2 Tracks – The student must have a provisional letter of acceptance in the EAP issue after the completion of their second year before starting their fourth year at their undergraduate institution. Upon submitting an AADSAS application, completing four years of undergraduate study, taking the DAT and successfully meeting certain GPA and other requirements, the student enters LECOM’s School of Graduate Studies Masters in Health Services Administration program the following May/June for the 24 month program or January for the 18 month program.  Graduates receive a Masters in Health Services Administration (MHSA) degree.  Undergraduate schools or students interested in LECOM’s MHSA Early Acceptance Program can inquire at MHSA@lecom.edu or call 941-405-1535.

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