Admission Requirements


Admission Process

To be admitted to this program applicants must by accepted to both Seton Hill University and the LECOM Early Acceptance Program. 

  • Begin the process of applying to the LECOM Early Acceptance Program by submitting an official inquiry to LECOM at

Seton Hill will notify LECOM when applicants to this program are accepted by the University. LECOM will then review the Early Acceptance Program application and make a final admission decision.

Students who are accepted to Seton Hill but are not accepted to the cooperative degree program with LECOM are still eligible to study at Seton Hill.

Phase I (Premed): Bachelor of Science in Biology or Biochemistry, Seton Hill University 

A prospective student must:

  • Have a combined SAT score (Critical Reading + Math) of 1170 or better, or ACT Composite score of 26 or better.
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Agree not to apply to another medical school’s program while enrolled in the LECOM program.

Phase II: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, LECOM at Seton Hill

To be eligible for Phase II a student must:

  • Maintain full-time status throughout participation in Phase I.
  • Be enrolled in Phase I no later than February 1 of the first year of study at Seton Hill.
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent U.S. resident.
  • Complete all degree requirements for the Seton Hill degree.
  • Display scholarly and professional potential to practice medicine and express the desire to become an osteopathic physician.
  • Not apply to another medical school’s accelerated program unless rejected by LECOM.
  • Have earned a cumulative SHU grade point average of 3.4 or better.
  • Have earned a cumulative SHU grade point average of 3.2 or better in science coursework.
  • Have an MCAT score meeting LECOM requirements (set annually).
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from an osteopathic physician. Students also should have “shadowed” an osteopathic physician.

Note: For the minimum requirements (6 credits of English, 6 credits of Behavioral Science, 8 credits of biology with two labs, 8 credits of Inorganic Chemistry with two labs, 8 credits of Organic Chemistry with two labs, and 8 credits of Physics with two labs): no CLEP or IB credits will be accepted; no grade lower than "C" will be accepted; Pass/Fail will not be accepted; AP credits may not be used for the science requirements. Up to eight credits toward the minimum requirements may be transferred into the student's transcript.

To gain final acceptance into LECOM, a student must:

  • Meet all requirements listed above.
  • Apply to LECOM through the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and submit a LECOM secondary application by November 15 of the year prior to anticipated matriculation into Phase II.
  • Submit the online LECOM secondary application by January 1 of the year of matriculation.
  • Arrange for letters of recommendation and all supporting documentation to be submitted for review by LECOM.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from an osteopathic physician by April 1 of the year of matriculation.