LECOM Early Acceptance Programs

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Guarantee your acceptance to medical school at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) with one of the following programs:

LECOM schools reserve up to fifteen seats a year for Fitchburg State University students. You’ll complete a four-year degree on our campus before moving to the LECOM location that offers your program.

Who is Lake Erie College?

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is a private institution with a main campus in Erie, PA that includes a location at Seton Hill in Greensburg, PA, and a branch campus in Bradenton, FL.

  • Programs leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree are located in Erie, Seton Hill, and Bradenton.
  • The Doctor of Pharmacy programs are located at both the Erie, PA and Bradenton, FL campuses, or may be earned through a Distance Education Pathway.
  • The Doctor of Dental Medicine program is located at the Bradenton, FL campus, with fourth-year, dental outreach offices in Erie, PA and DeFuniak Springs, FL.

About the program

The LECOM Early Acceptance Program has two phases:

  • Phase I consists of four years of undergraduate education at Fitchburg State University.
  • Phase II is the graduate training within the desired program.

Apply as a high school senior, or during your first two years of study at Fitchburg State. Students interviewing successfully are granted provisional acceptance into the program.

Program Requirements

  • Combined Critical Reading & Math SAT Score of 1170 or better, or
  • An ACT score of 26 or better, and
  • An unweighted high school GPA of 3.5 or better

Students who score between 1130-1169 on their SATs may qualify if their GPA is at least a 3.6.

LECOM applications are done through the LECOM online portal.

Contact LECOM Admissions for early acceptance admission requirements. Current Fitchburg State students may contact Dean of Natural Sciences Margaret Hoey with any additional questions.

More information about the programs and campuses can be found here.

Fitchburg State also offers a Pre-Health Professions Advising program that advises students on the proper education track for their post-undergraduate studies in the medical profession. Interested parties may contact Dr. Meledath Govindan.