Early Admission for high school students and BenU students in their first or second year of study

Medical

Qualifications:

  • High School unweighted GPA > 3.5
  • SAT > 1240 or ACT > 26
  • Interview with LECOM representative before receiving provisional acceptance.
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Current BenU students must apply to the Early Admission program no later than the spring of sophomore year.

MCAT exempt if coursework of Biochemistry and Genetics are taken and a grade of "C" or higher.

Shadowing an osteopathic physician is recommended.

Dental

Qualifications:

  • High School unweighted GPA > 3.5
  • SAT > 1240 or ACT > 26
  • Interview with LECOM representative before receiving provisional acceptance.
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Current BenU students must apply to the Early Admission program no later than the spring of sophomore year.

DAT scores: Academic Average > 19; Reading Comprehension > 19; Perceptual Ability > 19.

A minimum of 100 hours of shadowing in a clinical dental setting is recommended.

Pharmacy

Qualifications:

  • High School unweighted GPA > 3.5
  • SAT > 1240 or ACT > 26
  • Interview with LECOM representative before receiving provisional acceptance.
  • US citizen, permanent resident, or F1 visa holder
  • Current BenU students must apply to the Early Admission program no later than the spring of sophomore year.

PCAT is not required.

All programs require:

  • Maintain cumulative science GPA > 3.2 and overall GPA > 3.4.
  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree in any major, along with specific coursework in English, Social Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
  • Completed LECOM application
  • Transcripts from Benedictine University in addition to any other post-secondary institution
  • Regular reporting to LECOM by the student
  • In-person advising by the Director of Pre-Professional Programs (Ms. Alice Sima) every semester
  • Completed LECOM supplemented application
  • Background checks performed through LECOM's service, including a drug and alcohol screen
  • Recommendation letter (varies by program)

LECOM EAP Student Handbook


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Robin Rylaarsdam, Ph.D
Acting Dean of the College of Science

Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean
Email: trucker@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6187
Fax: (630) 829-6186

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