LECOM Dental Affiliation Program

HOW TO APPLY TO THE LECOM PROGRAM


The following must be completed to apply to the program.

Clarion University of Pennsylvania (CUP)
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Dentistry
4+4 (Bradenton, FL Campus)
Affiliation Program Information & Application

Students accepted into this affiliation program will complete undergraduate pre-dental study at Clarion University (Phase I) and graduate study at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Dentistry (Phase II). Students who are accepted into this LECOM affiliation and successfully complete 1) the required pre-dental coursework, 2) all requirements of Phase I and II, and 3) a successful interview at LECOM School of Dentistry are guaranteed a seat in LECOM's next incoming class.

Five seats are reserved for five Clarion University affiliation students for the LECOM Dental affiliation. Early Acceptance Program Applications (EAP) for affiliation seats are accepted from incoming high school students and/or Clarion University students, and are reviewed by the Pre-Professional Committee for recommendation to LECOM. For more information, please contact Dr. Craig Scott (cscott@clarion.edu).

Below represents a summary of criteria and requirements.

Early Acceptance Program (for High School Applicants)
[Review of applicants begins Nov. 1]

  • Must have SAT scores of a minimum 1170 (Math & Verbal) if the exam was taken before March 1, 2016, an SAT of at least 1240 (combined score) if the exam was taken after March 1, 2016, ACT score of 26 or higher, and a High School GPA ≥ 3.5 or higher based on a 4.0 scale.
  • Essay describing your desire to become a dentist and the personal traits you possess that will contribute to your success in the Affiliation Program at Clarion, at LECOM, and in your career as a dentist.
  • Be approved by the CUP Pre-Professional Committee
  • Maximum of 8 credits of AP, dual enrollment, or transfer credits are allowed

Early Acceptance Program (for CUP Applicants)
[Deadline for online LECOM EAP Inquiry is Feb. 1; Review of applicants at CUP begins Feb. 1]

  • Must have a CUP GPA ≥ 3.4 after two semesters
  • Essay describing your desire to become a dentist and the personal traits you possess that will contribute to your success in the Affiliation Program at Clarion, at LECOM, and in your career as a dentist.
  • Be approved by the CUP Pre-Professional Committee

Criteria for Phase I (Preparation for LECOM while at CUP)

  • Pursue of plan of study and earn a BS Biology
  • With a successful interview with LECOM, the applicant will receive a provisional letter of acceptance to LECOM.

Phase II Requirements (LECOM Matriculation)

  • Submit AADSAS (Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) Application
  • No minimum DAT score required
  • Overall GPA > 3.4; Science GPA > 3.2
  • Must make a personal visit to campus
  • Approximately 100 hours of shadowing in a clinical dental setting
  • Letter of recommendation from Pre-Health Advisors Committee
  • Completion of all pre-requisite course work at Clarion University
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check

 

 

Last Updated 4/9/18