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 (EAP) 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.

Students enter the EAP upon matriculation with one of the affiliated undergraduate schools.

A student may apply for EAP consideration as a high school senior. Current undergraduate students should contact the pre-health advisor at their schools.  This program is not available to anyone with a bachelor or higher degree.

You may request a provisional letter of EAP acceptance by going to the EAP inquiry form on the My LECOM portal. High school students may designate up to three affiliated undergraduate schools that they are interested in attending.

LECOM will review your application and, if you meet the requirements, we will schedule an interview. Following a successful interview, we will notify you and the schools that you have designated that you qualify for a provisional letter of acceptance from LECOM. Upon matriculation at an affiliated school, you and the affiliated school will be mailed the provisional letter of acceptance. You must meet additional requirements for final acceptance to LECOM but will not have to participate in another interview. Students currently attending an affiliated institution will receive the provisional letter of acceptance following their successful interview.

The specific criteria for acceptance into the programs will vary from school to school, but the general requirements are::

  • Combined SAT math and critical reading scores greater than or equal to 1170 or ACT score greater than or equal to 26
  • High School GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA at the undergraduate institution of 3.4 or higher. Students already attending the institution must meet this criteria to enroll in the EAP

Medical Programs:

3+4 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, MCAT 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, MCAT and other requirements, they enter LECOM the following July. LECOM graduates receive a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree. The undergraduate school will award the student an appropriate bachelor 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.

2+ 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– 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. The undergraduate school will award the student an appropriate bachelor 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. The undergraduate school will award the student an appropriate bachelor degree.

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 afilliations, please click here.