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3+4 early acceptance program with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) with campuses in Erie and Greensburg, Pennsylvania and Bradenton, Florida, leading to a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree
Qualified students can gain conditionally guaranteed acceptance as early as senior year of high school
Students in the 3+4 early acceptance program can earn a B.S. in health science from Gannon University after successful completion of their first year at LECOM
The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to
its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared
experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.
Complete four years of science courses and four years of math courses at the high school level
Achieve a cumulative high school GPA of 3.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale
Obtain a rank in the top 25% of your high school class
Achieve a minimum SAT score of 1340 (new SAT)/1280 (old SAT) or ACT composite score of 28
Achieve a minimum Academic Index Score of 122 (LECOM admission criteria)
Provide evidence of academic and personal potential, and a desire to become an osteopathic physician
Complete a satisfactory admissions interview with LECOM
From the qualified applicant pool, a maximum of ten (10) students are accepted in the senior year of high school. Full admission will not be granted until all requirements listed below have been satisfied. Once offered acceptance, students will be given two weeks to pay the enrollment deposit at Gannon University to reserve their space in the program. If the deadline passes without a deposit, the space will be offered to another student. Students who wish to be considered for the LECOM affiliation program with Gannon University must:
apply and successfully be admitted to one of Gannon University’s LECOM Early Acceptance Medicine programs.
submit an Early Acceptance Program Inquiry form available on the LECOM portal (https://portal.lecom.edu/ics).
select the Medical 3+4 or Medical 4+4 Program from the drop down menu on the LECOM inquiry form and list Gannon University as one of the top three schools they are interested in attending.
submit an Early Acceptance Program online application to LECOM.
complete a successful admissions interview with LECOM.
receive a provisional letter of acceptance from LECOM.
Achieve a cumulative overall GPA of 3.5 or higher for the 3+4 program, or 3.4 or higher for the 4+4 program
Achieve a cumulative science GPA of 3.2 or higher for the 3+4 program, or 3.2 or higher for the 4+4 program
Meet LECOM’s graduated GPA requirements
Earn a minimum of a C in all courses required by LECOM
Maintain good standing with Gannon University
Achieve a Academic Index Score of 122 or higher for the 3+4 program, or 115 or higher for the 4+4 program
Complete the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), if required, and earn a competitive score (50th percentile or greater than 500)
Complete a successful criminal background check
Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Meet and agree to LECOM’s Health and Technical Standards
Apply to LECOM through AACOMAS by November 15 of the year prior to LECOM matriculation
Submit the online LECOM secondary application by January 1 of the year of LECOM matriculation
Arrange for letters of recommendation and all supporting documentation to be submitted for review by LECOM
Fulfill any additional requirements as outlined through the affiliation agreement between Gannon University and LECOM
Students will be exempt from taking the MCAT if they have submitted official documentation of SAT or ACT scores to LECOM, met the Academic Index Score requirement and have taken at least one biochemistry course and one genetics course, earning a grade of C or higher.
Each academic year, LECOM will admit up to ten (10) students total from Gannon University’s medical affiliation programs. Additional students may be considered on an individual basis and at the discretion of LECOM.
Students admitted to this program will forfeit their conditionally guaranteed seat if they apply to any other medical schools.
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