LECOM Early Acceptance Program

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.  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 review the application.  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 they will be enrolled for participation in the EAP upon approval 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, 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 (international students may apply to Pharmacy);
  • Must not hold a bachelor’s degree or higher;
  • Must have at least two years remaining as a full time student at the undergraduate institution;
  • SAT Score (Math and Verbal Reasoning) greater than or equal to 1170 on a single exam taken before 3/1/16, a SAT score of 1240 or higher on a single exam taken after 3/1/16 or an ACT Composite score greater than or equal to 26 on a single exam; and
  • A high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or higher.
  • Students already attending the affiliate institution must have at least a cumulative overall GPA of 3.2 and a science GPA of 3.1 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.  Students enrolled in the EAP may be exempt from taking the MCAT.  An AACOMAS application will not be required.