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Early Acceptance Programs

Are you already committed to a career in health care? Know you want to be a lawyer? Ready to start planning your future as a speech pathologist?

Our Early Acceptance Programs (EAPs) let you secure a spot in select graduate or professional school programs before you’ve even started college.

Health Professional Programs

As an incoming student -- freshman or sophomore at Iona -- you can apply for early acceptance to medical professional programs at one of our four partner institutions: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York Chiropractic College, and University of St. Joseph School of Pharmacy.

Interested? Start your application inquiry with LECOM. Want to know more? Contact Dr. Yourha Kang, Iona’s pre-health adviser.
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You’ll be on your way to becoming a doctor, dentist or pharmacist with Iona and LECOM’s partnership programs.

Receive conditional acceptance at LECOM's medical school, dental school or pharmacy school!

The largest medical school in the United States, LECOM’s main campus is located in Erie, Pennsylvania, with satellite campuses in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and Bradenton, Florida.

To qualify for conditional acceptance to all LECOM EAPs, you must have a minimum SAT score of 1240 or ACT score of 26. If you’re a senior in high school, you’ll need an unweighted GPA of 3.5. Iona freshmen and sophomores must have an overall GPA of 3.4, with a science GPA of 3.2.

Medical School (DO)

Earn your bachelor’s degree from Iona and a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) from LECOM. High school seniors and Iona freshmen and sophomores may apply.

Program Details:

  • Medical school campuses are located in Erie and Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and Bradenton, Florida.
  • Applicants are not required to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).
  • An accelerated “3+4” program — 3 years at Iona College and 4 years at LECOM — is available for highly qualified applicants. 

Dental School (DMD)

Earn your bachelor’s degree from Iona and a doctor of dental medicine (DMD) from LECOM. High school seniors and Iona freshmen may apply.

Program Details:

  • Dental school campus is located in Bradenton, Florida.
  • Applicants are required to score at least a 19 on the Dental Admission Test (DAT).

Pharmacy School (PharmD)

Earn your bachelor’s degree from Iona and a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) from LECOM. High school seniors and Iona freshmen may apply.

Program Details:

  • Pharmacy school campuses are in Erie, Pennsylvania and Bradenton, Florida.
  • An accelerated “3+4” program — 3 years at Iona College and 4 years at LECOM — is available for highly qualified applicants.
  • The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is required for “3+4” students and recommended but not required for students in the regular EAP.

Located in New York City, NYCPM is the oldest and largest podiatric medical school in the United States. For more information on this EAP, contact Iona’s pre-health adviser, Dr. Yourha Kang.

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Located in Seneca Falls, New York, NYCC is one of 18 chiropractic and natural healthcare colleges in the United States. For more information on this EAP, contact Iona’s pre-health adviser, Dr. Yourha Kang.

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Earn your bachelor’s degree from Iona and a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) from University of St. Joseph, located in Hartford, Conn. For more information on this EAP, contact Iona’s pre-health advisor, Dr. Yourha Kang.

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Lynnie Chong

Lynnie Chong ’21


Lynnie Chong '21, an Honors Program student at Iona, plans on becoming an emergency medicine doctor. She’s already been accepted to LECOM’s medical school through the EAP. "I am looking forward to taking the lessons I’ve learned at Iona and applying them in the real world,” she said.

Seton Hall Law School Dual Degree Program

Get a head start on law school. Incoming Iona College undergraduate students who want to pursue a JD can apply to our dual degree program with the prestigious Seton Hall University Law School. For more information on this EAP, contact Dr. Robert Lacey, chair of the political science department.

Program Details:

  • Earn a bachelor's degree in any major from Iona College and a JD from Seton Hall.
  • Law school campus is located in Newark, NJ.
  • Control the intensity of the program by selecting an accelerated six-year (3+3) or tradition seven-year (4+3) course of study.

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communication sciences & Disorders Dual Degree Program

If you're an incoming freshman intent on pursuing a career as a speech-language pathologist, this program is designed for you. You'll earn both your bachelor's and master's degrees through Iona's own Communication Sciences & Disorders program.

Program Details:

  • Secure a spot in Iona's MA in Communication Sciences & Disorders program while you start earning your BA in Speech Communication.
  • Skip the GRE -- the graduate school entrance exam.
  • Applicants should have a combined SAT score of 1100 or greater and an unweighted high school GPA of 3.5
  • Students accepted into the program are expected to maintain a 3.5 GPA during their undergraduate studies.
  • Students in good standing automatically qualify for Iona's highest graduate scholarship.

Contact Dr. Jen Gerometta

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