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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 1240 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 1200-1239 on their SATs may qualify if their GPA is at least a 3.6.

LECOM applications are done through the LECOM online portal.

For more information about the Fitchburg State - LECOM early acceptance program, please contact Dr. Meledath Govindan, Chair of Biology & Chemistry Department by email or at 978.665.3628.  

More information about the programs and campuses can be found on the LECOM website.

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.