LECOM Undergraduate Affiliated Colleges - Special Programs Where You Can Meet Our Entrance Requirements

Colleges and Universities with Affiliation Agreements with LECOM

For a complete list of the LECOM EAP afilliations, 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.

A student may apply for EAP consideration as a high school senior. Current undergraduate students should contact the pre-health advisor at their school.  This program is not available to anyone with a bachelor or higher degree.  Students may apply to enroll in the EAP by following the link Affiliated Undergraduate College Inquiry found on the My LECOM Portal(http://portal.lecom.edu).

LECOM will review the application and, if the student meets the requirements, LECOM will offer the student a list of EAP interview dates to self-schedule an interview. Following a successful interview, LECOM will notify the student that they qualify for a provisional letter of acceptance from LECOM and will be enrolled upon approval for participation in the EAP by the affiliated institution of their choice and submission of their school email address to LECOM.   The student and the affiliated school will then be sent the provisional letter of acceptance.

Additional requirements 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:

  • SAT Score (Math and Verbal Reasoning) greater than or equal to 1170 on a single exam or an ACT score greater than or equal to 26
  • An un-weighted 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 at least a cumulative science GPA of 3.2.

More detailed information on the programs available at an institution and the criteria needed for acceptance can be found on its website. For a complete list of the LECOM EAP affiliated schools, please click here.

 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 will be exempt from taking the MCAT.

3+4 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 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 is four years in Bradenton, FL, three years in Erie, PA and is not available at Seton Hill.  Affiliates are encouraged to take the PCAT but it is not required for admission.

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 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 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 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.