Early Acceptance Programs

Clarion University currently maintains four different affiliations for accelerated undergraduate-professional degree programs.

Logan Chiropractic Affiliation program

This affiliation program allows selected students to complete three years (a minimum of 99 credits) of Pre-Chiropractic coursework at Clarion University (Phase I), and 3 years of study at Logan University's Doctor of Chiropractic program in Chesterfield, MO (Phase II). The first year of courses at Logan are transferred back to Clarion to complete the B.S. Degree in Biology while working towards a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from Logan University. Acceptance into the 3+3 program reserves a space in Logan's 3 year D.C. program, provided that the student meets all entrance criteria of the affiliation agreement.

A limited number of seats are reserved at Logan each year for Clarion University accelerated affiliation students. Those students who complete the required Phase I coursework at Clarion University with a GPA of 3.25 or better are guaranteed a seat at Logan University. Applications for affiliation seats from incoming students, Clarion freshmen and sophomores are reviewed by the Pre-Professional Committee each fall. For more information, please contact Dr. Craig Scott (814) 393-2560.

Early Acceptance/Accelerated Program (3+3)

  • Can enroll during senior year of high school
  • Enrollment available to current Clarion students up to 3rd semester
  • Recommended SAT 1000 (Math + Verbal) and high school GPA 3.25 or higher.
  • Guaranteed seat upon completion of Phase I (Clarion) pre-requisite coursework and successful interview.
  • Must complete 90 credits of pre-chiropractic coursework at Clarion University
  • Maximum of 15 credits of AP, dual enrollment, or transfer credits are allowed
  • Enter Logan after three years at Clarion University
  • BS Biology degree awarded from Clarion University after successful completion of first year of courses at Logan.

Phase II (Logan Matriculation) Requirements

  • Overall GPA ≥3.25 for guaranteed seat in Logan's D.C. program; students with GPA 2.5-3.25 who have completed the Clarion portion will be considered, but not guaranteed a seat.
  • Completion of all pre-requisite courses at Clarion University (90 credits) with no grade lower than C in any course.
  • Submit application to Logan at least 6 months prior to desired matriculation date
  • Submit 3 letters of recommendation, at least one from a chiropractor
  • Successful completion of an interview at Logan University

lecom Dental affiliation program

Clarion University of Pennsylvania
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 1240 (math and verbal) or 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 CU applicants)
[Deadline for online LECOM EAP Inquiry is Feb. 1; Review of applicants at CUP begins Feb. 1]

  • Must have a CU GPA ≥ 3.3 overall and a 3.1 science GPA after two semesters
  • Must apply and be accepted by the end of the sophpmore year
  • 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 CU)

  • 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.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Up to 65 transfer credits are allowed.

Phase II Requirements (LECOM Matriculation)

  • Fill out the EAP Dental School application through the LECOM student portal.
  • The DAT is required with an overall Academic Average score of 18 or greater and no subject subsection below 17.
  • Overall GPA > 3.4; Science GPA > 3.2
  • Must make a personal visit to the Bradenton campus the year you apply to LECOM.
  • Approximately 100 hours of job shadowing with a dentist is required.
  • A letter of recommendation from a dentist is required.
  • A letter of recommendation from the Pre-Professional Committee of the Healing Arts is required.
  • Completion of all pre-requisite course work at Clarion University.

How to apply to the LECOM Program

The following must be completed to apply to the program:

Clarion University's LECOM Application Form
LECOM's EAP Inquiry
Apply to Clarion University (This applies only to high school applicants.)

lecom medical affiliation program

Clarion University of Pennsylvania (CU)
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
3+4 or 4 +4 (Erie PA, Seton Hill, Pennsylvania or Bradenton, Florida Campuses)
Affiliation Program

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

Five seats are reserved for five Clarion University affiliation students for the LECOM Medical affiliation. Early Acceptance Program Applications 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.

Below represents a summary of criteria and requirements.

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


  • Must have an SAT score of a minimum 1240 (math and verbal) or ACT score of 26 or higher, and a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher based on a 4.0 scale in the 4+4 Program.
  • Must have an SAT score of at least 1340 or an ACT of 28 with a high school GPA of 3.7 or higher based on a 4.0 scale for the 3+4 Program.
  • Be approved by the CU Pre-Professional Committee
  • Maximum of 8 credits of AP, dual enrollment, or transfer credits are allowed

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

  • Must have a CU GPA of 3.3 overall and 3.1 science GPA
  • Must apply and accepted by the end of the sophomore year for the 4+4 Program
  • Must apply by the end of freshman year for the 3+4 Program

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

  • Pursue of plan of study and earn a BS Biology (3+4 or 4+4 program) or a BS in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (4+4 program)
  • Complete 90 credits at CU for the 3+4 Program
  • Following a successful interview at LECOM, the student will receive a provisional letter of acceptance to LECOM once a commitment to Clarion University is finalized. No additional interview is required as the seat is reserved.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Students are given priority in selecting which campus they wish to attend as well as their Learning Pathway.
  • Up to 65 (4+4 Program) or 50 (3+4 Program) transfer credits are allowed.

Phase II Requirements (LECOM Matriculation)

  • Fill out the EAP Medical School application through the LECOM student portal. Does not require an MCAT exam if the student scored a 115 (4+4 Program) or 122 (3+4 Program) or higher on the academic index score; overall GPA 3.4 or greater
  • Overall GPA > 3.4; Science GPA > 3.2
  • Must make a personal visit to campus of choice the year they apply to LECOM
  • A letter of recommendation from a D.O. is not required, but it is recommended.
  • Letter of recommendation from Pre-Professional Committee of the Healing Arts
  • Completion of all pre-requisite course work at Clarion University

How to apply to the LECOM Program

The following must be completed to apply to the program:

Clarion University's LECOM Application Form
LECOM's EAP Inquiry
Apply to Clarion University (This applies only to high school applicants.)

lecom pharmacy affiliation program

Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy
3 (or 4) +3 (Erie, PA Campus) or 3 (or 4)+4 (Bradenton, FL Campus)
Affiliation Program Information & Application

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

Five seats are reserved for five Clarion University affiliation students for the LECOM Pharmacy affilation. 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.

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 pharmacist and the personal traits you possess that will contribute to your success in the 3(4)+ Affiliation Program at Clarion, at LECOM, and in your career as an pharmacist.
  • 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 pharmacist and the personal traits you possess that will contribute to your success in the 3(4)+ Affiliation Program at Clarion, at LECOM, and in your career as an pharmacist.
  • Be approved by the CUP Pre-Professional Committee

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

  • Pursue of plan of study to earn a BS Chemistry: Biochemistry Concentration
  • Complete 90 credits at CUP
  • With a successful interview with LECOM, the applicant will receive a provisional letter of acceptance to LECOM.

Phase II Requirements (LECOM Matriculation)

  • Submit PharmCAS (Pharmacy College Application Service) Application [Deadline is Nov. 15 &
  • LECOM Supplemental Dec. 31 of year prior to LECOM matriculation]
  • No PCAT score required; however, a LECOM writing assessment is due by Dec. 31 of year prior to
  • LECOM matriculation
  • Overall GPA ≥ 3.4; Science GPA ≥ 3.2
  • Completion of all Phase I requirements at Clarion University

How to apply to the LECOM Program

The following must be completed to apply to the program:

Clarion University's LECOM Application Form
LECOM's EAP Inquiry
Apply to Clarion University (This applies only to high school applicants.)

Last Updated 7/22/19