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Premedical & Health Professions Advising

Affiliation with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

Overview of the Early Acceptance Program Affiliation with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

RIT is very pleased to be one of the Affiliate Undergraduate Universities participating in the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (LECOM’s) Early Acceptance Programs (EAP). These programs provide provisional acceptance to LECOM’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Pharmacy, and College of Dental Medicine to high school seniors who qualify. If accepted, LECOM reserves a seat for them following completion of their undergraduate education at RIT.

The process for participating in the RIT/LECOM Early Acceptance Program is as follows:

  • An interested high school senior submits an inquiry on the LECOM Portal found on the following link: (
  • In response, they will receive information from LECOM on completing and submitting an application to one of the schools named above.
  • LECOM reviews the application. If the student is determined to meet the basic qualifications, they will be invited for an on-site interview at one of the LECOM campuses.
  • Students must also complete the RIT Common Application for admission to the Biomedical Sciences program. There is not a specific part of the RIT application for the LECOM EAP.
  • Following a successful interview at LECOM, the student is notified that they qualify for a “provisional letter of acceptance”, and that they will be enrolled in the EAP only upon their acceptance into the Biomedical Sciences program at RIT. Acceptance notices from RIT are generally mailed in early March, unless the student applied for Early Decision.
  • Once the student has been accepted to RIT, LECOM will be notified by email and the student will be sent the formal “provisional letter of acceptance.”
  • Students enrolled in the RIT/LECOM EAP must maintain a high level of academic performance and remain a student in good standing during their time at RIT.
  • At the completion of their RIT education, they will matriculate at one of the LECOM campuses to begin their medical training.

The normal application process for medical school is long and involved, and it is very competitive. A high school senior who has been accepted into the LECOM EAP is assured that there is a seat waiting for them at one of LECOM’s campuses, once they complete their RIT education. With that assurance in hand, they can relax and enjoy their undergraduate experience.

For more information about this exciting Early Acceptance Program between RIT and LECOM, visit the LECOM EAP website at the link below:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the RIT Premedical and Health Professions Program office by email ( ) or call Ms. Marie Green at (585-475-6012).

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