Elmira College offers early admittance to the following health care schools:

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Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

Elmira College students already enjoy reserved, early acceptance spots at LECOM sites for EC students who meet the LECOM acceptance requirements. The addition of LECOM at Elmira College will expand the number of reserved medical spots for EC students to 25, the number of reserved pharmacy spots to 20, and the number of reserved dentistry spots to five.

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Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

This agreement with the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences allows you to transfer into Binghamton's Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program after three years of undergraduate study. This is a 3+4 program that will allow qualified Elmira students to complete their bachelor of science degree in biochemistry through coursework taken in their first professional year at Binghamton.

You must have successfully completed the required prerequisite credits from Elmira College with a specified grade point average (GPA), and apply no later than Sept. 30 of your third year at Elmira. You must also carry a minimum cumulative and math/science GPA of 3.0. You must achieve a minimum composite score of 50 on the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) taken on or before the January test date. The PCAT will be waived if you achieve a GPA of 3.1 or higher.

For more information on this and other 3+4 pre-health program options, you can contact Lynn Gillie, Pre-Health Professions Advisor and Professor of Biology, at lgillie@elmira.edu.


University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Under the 3+4 agreement with University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, students will complete three years of undergraduate study in Elmira College's biochemistry program and then apply to UB's pharmacy program. Once accepted, students will have their first-year pharmacy courses applied toward completion of their bachelor's degree at Elmira College.

Rather than taking four years to complete a bachelor's degree and another four years to complete the doctor of pharmacy degree, students will complete both programs in seven years. The pharmacy program will guarantee spaces each year for qualified Elmira College students.


Thiel College Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program

Elmira students looking to take advantage of the agreement with Thiel College Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program must be communication sciences and disorders majors who are: (1) currently enrolled as an undergraduate in the communication sciences and disorders program; and (2) are a junior-level CSD major meeting the following requirements:

  • Completed a successful interview with Thiel speech-language pathology graduate program faculty
  • Has a 3.0 overall cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale with no more than two Cs in required CD coursework including biology, chemistry or physics, and statistics by graduation from Elmira College

In addition, Thiel College will guarantee a merit scholarship to any student admitted under the terms of Early Assurance, subject to MS-SLP program's usual renewal requirements.


Northeast College of Health Sciences

Elmira College students have the opportunity for guaranteed admission to Northeast College of Health Sciences for the Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition programs. The two tracks include:

  • 4+3 articulation track where you complete the undergraduate degree at Elmira College – subject to GPA requirements - and are automatically accepted to Northeast.
  • 3+3 articulation track where you earn both a Bachelor degree and a Northeast graduate degree (Doctor of Chiropractic or M.S. in Applied Clinical Nutrition) a full year more quickly than it would take to earn each of these degrees individually.

With either track, you'll start your path to Northeast by submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI), signed by Elmira College’s pre-health professions advisor.


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