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 setonhill.edu/lecominquire.

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 - at Seton Hill

To be eligible for Phase I 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, and
  • be a first-time college student (not transferring from another college or university).

* If you are interested in this program but cannot meet the SAT or GPA standard as an incoming freshman, you have the option of applying to Seton Hill as a biology major. Once admitted, if you maintain a 3.4 minimum cumulative GPA at Seton Hill, you can reapply for the Pharmacy Program before the end of your freshman year.

Phase II - at LECOM School of Pharmacy

To be eligible for Phase II a student must:

  • have been enrolled in Phase I,
  • maintain full-time status throughout participation in Phase I,
  • be a United States citizen or permanent U.S. resident,
  • complete the minimum course requirements listed under Courses,
  • complete a higher level substitute course in the same discipline, in the event that a required course is taken at another institution while the student is attending Seton Hill or while in high school,
  • complete all degree requirements for the Seton Hill degree,
  • demonstrate a commitment to the practice of pharmacy and possess the personal and professional character needed as a practicing pharmacist,
  • have earned a cumulative Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) grade point average of 3.4 or better,
  • have earned a cumulative PharmCAS science grade point average of 3.4 or better,
  • have earned a cumulative PharmCAS math grade point average of 3.4 or better,
  • have taken the PCAT exam or undergone a writing assessment prior to the interview, and
  • participate in a personal interview.

To gain final acceptance into the School of Pharmacy at LECOM, a student must:

  • meet all requirements listed above,
  • apply to LECOM through PharmCAS and submit the online LECOM secondary application by January 10 of the year of anticipated matriculation into Phase II,
  • arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to PharmCAS (one from the Pharmacy Advisor), and
  • participate in an in-person interview with LECOM in the third year of Phase I.

 

LECOM School of Pharmacy will not accept advanced placement credit of science and mathematics courses into Phase I of the program. 

LECOM School of Pharmacy will accept applications only from U.S. citizens and permanent residents. 

LECOM School of Pharmacy will not accept transfer students into Phase I of the program. 

In general, in order to be considered for Phase II of the Program (the reserved spots), the LECOM School of Pharmacy will not accept any student who has repeated courses in Phase I of the program. 

Prospective students should contact LECOM directly for anticipated admission guidelines at 814.866.6641 or at pharmacy@lecom.edu. The Doctor of Pharmacy Degree will be conferred upon successful completion of Phase I and Phase II of the program, both didactic and clinical, and recommendation by both the faculty and administration of LECOM School of Pharmacy. 

Additional information is available at the LECOM website.