Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM)
Early Acceptance Program (EAP)

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The Early Acceptance Program (EAP) with Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM) allows high school or current FSC students to apply to LECOM medical, dental or pharmacy school. (Students who meet the requirements in high school are conditionally accepted into both FSC and LECOM’s programs simultaneously.) Those who meet all the academic requirements while earning their undergraduate degrees will be guaranteed acceptance into Lake Erie’s graduate medical program at its campuses in Pennsylvania and Florida.
 

Medical Program

Available tracks: 4+4 & 3+4
Students may choose any of the following three campuses to complete their studies:  Bradenton, FL; Erie, PA; or Greensburg, PA.  Either track chosen will lead to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (D.O.).
 

Dental Program

Available tracks: 4+4
The Bradenton, FL campus at LECOM offers the four-year dentistry program and graduates will receive a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (D.M.D.).
 

Pharmacy Program

Available tracks: 4+, 3+, online
LECOM offers a three-year and four-year track at its Erie, PA and Bradenton, FL campuses, respectively.  Furthermore, a four-year Distance Learning Pathway, with the majority of the coursework completed online, is also available for the Pharmacy program.  All three tracks lead to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.).
 


Admissions Requirements

To qualify for the BS+DO/PharmD/DMD program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • minimum 24 ACT for 4+ program; minimum 28 ACT for 3+ program
  • minimum 1240 SAT (ERW+M) or minimum 1180 SAT (CR+M) for 4+ program; minimum 1340 SAT (ERW+M) or minimum 1280 SAT (CR+M) for 3+ program 
  • High school GPA of 3.5 or higher for 4+ program; high school GPA of 3.7 or higher for 3+ program
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA at FSC of 3.4 or higher and a science GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • Interviews may be required, depending on the program

Important Program Information

FSC - LECOM Handout

FSC - LECOM School of Medicine Fact Sheet

FSC - LECOM School of Dental Medicine Fact Sheet

FSC - LECOM School of Pharmacy Fact Sheet

FSC - LECOM School of Medicine Affiliation Agreement

FSC - LECOM School of Dental Medicine Affiliation Agreement

FSC - LECOM School of Pharmacy Affiliation Agreement

*Applications can be found below*

Questions about the LECOM program? 

Contact Dr. Nancy Morvillo, Chair of the Biology Department, at nmorvillo@flsouthern.edu or Ms. Lauren Albaum, the Science and Pre-Health Career and Internship Coordinator, at lalbaum@flsouthern.edu.

Application Process

For Students Entering FSC from High School

  1. Apply for admission to LECOM: https://lecom.edu/admissions/entrance-requirements/early-acceptance-programs/
  2. Apply for admission to FSC: http://www.flsouthern.edu/undergraduate/admissions.aspx 
  3. Students who have been provisionally accepted to LECOM and who have applied to FSC will be emailed requesting they complete the LECOM/FSC EAP Enrollment Form (processed on a rolling basis; once capacity has been reached students will be placed on a waiting list).

FSC - LECOM EAP Enrollment Form

  1. Accepted students will be sent a welcome letter and informed that they must submit their admissions deposit to the FSC Admissions Office by April 15th to secure their spot in the LECOM/FSC EAP program. Students who do not submit their admissions deposit by April 15th release their spot in the LECOM/FSC EAP program.
  2. Wait list students (those who submitted after program capacity was reached) will be notified and updated regarding status on April 16th.  


For Current FSC Undergraduates

  1. Apply directly to LECOM: https://lecom.edu/admissions/entrance-requirements/early-acceptance-programs/
  2. Complete the Application for the FSC-LECOM Early Acceptance Program (based on program of interest) 

FSC - LECOM School of Medicine Application

FSC - LECOM School of Dental Medicine Application

FSC - LECOM School of Pharmacy Application 

*Admissions decisions are made based on candidate merit and space availability.*