Early Acceptance

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

D'Youville College now partners with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) to offer well qualified students provisional early acceptance to LECOM's School of Dental Medicine or College of Osteopathic Medicine.

High school seniors can apply for admission to D'Youville and provisional early acceptance to LECOM. Current freshmen and sophomore students in the D'Youville College biology or chemistry program are also eligible for this program.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) is the largest Osteopathic Medical School in the country and is located on three campuses, the closest one is in Erie PA.

Degree Programs

Eight-year sequential bachelor's degree (D'Youville) and doctoral degree (LECOM) options:

Admissions Requirements

  • Minimum 1170 SAT combined critical reading and math (or a 26 composite ACT score)
  • 3.5 high school GPA (90%)
  • High school senior, current freshman or sophomore at D'Youville College
  • Successful interview with the Math & Natural Science faculty at D'Youville and LECOM

How to Apply

  • Complete the EAP inquiry form
  • 3.5 high school GPA (90%)
  • High school senior, current freshman or sophomore at D'Youville College
  • Successful interview with Math & Natural Science faculty at D'Youville and LECOM
  • Complete the LECOM admissions application
  • LECOM will review your application and, if you meet the requirements, will schedule an interview.
  • Following a successful interview, LECOM will notify you and the schools that you have designated that you qualify for a provisional letter of acceptance from LECOM.
  • Upon matriculation at DYC, you and DYC will be mailed a provisional letter of acceptance.
  • You must meet additional requirements for final acceptance to LECOM but will not have to participate in another interview.
  • Students currently attending an affiliated institution will receive the provisional letter of acceptance following their successful interview.

LECOM Policies to Remain in Good Standing

  • Maintain a 3.4 overall GPA and a 3.2 science GPA in college
  • Complete a B.S. in biology or chemistry at D'Youville College
  • Complete the standard pre-requisites for medical school
  • Score a 25 or higher on the MCAT, 16 or higher on the DAT

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