John Carroll University and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine have partnered to enable talented students to gain acceptance to both JCU and LECOM. LECOM’s medical, dental, and pharmacy schools together reserve up to 20 seats each year specifically for John Carroll students.

High school seniors who meet application requirements may apply for early acceptance to LECOM while they are applying to JCU. Current John Carroll students who meet application requirements may apply for early acceptance to LECOM before Feb. 1 of their sophomore year. (JCU students also may choose to pursue regular acceptance to LECOM.)

If accepted, students will have a reserved seat waiting for them at LECOM when they graduate from JCU, provided all program requirements are met. Students must maintain certain standards, including minimum GPA and MCAT score requirements.

Depending on their career path, students may choose from LECOM campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Bradenton, Florida. The early acceptance program also provides students with the flexibility to apply to other medical or professional schools if they prefer.

Take the next step in securing a place at John Carroll University and in medical or professional school today.

Application Requirements include:

  • High school GPA of 3.5 or the equivalent
  • SAT score of 1170 or higher or an ACT score of 26 or higher
  • Applying to, accepted to, or currently enrolled at JCU.
  • Complete all LECOM application requirements

Application Instructions

Dual Admission Program for Prospective Students

  1. Apply for admission to John Carroll University and indicate your interest in the JCU-LECOM program by contacting the Office of Admission.
  2. Complete a brief online application to LECOM.
  3. If selected, complete an interview with LECOM, in-person or via videoconference.

Early Acceptance Program for Current John Carroll Students

  1. Notify the Pre-health Professions Office of your interest in applying to the JCU-LECOM Early Acceptance Program.
  2. Complete a brief online application to LECOM before Feb. 1 of your sophomore year. 
  3. If selected, complete an interview with LECOM, in-person or via videoconference.

Maintenance Criteria for the Program include:

  • Minimum overall grade point average of 3.4 at JCU
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2 or better in all JCU science courses
  • Complete LECOM prerequisites and application requirements
  • MCAT is required, with a minimum score of 25 (at least 7 in each area)

Contact Us

For complete application requirements and maintenance standards, please contact Dr. Kathy Lee, JCU Pre-Health Professions director, at klee@jcu.edu or 216.397.4491.