Early Assurance Programs

Our professional school partnerships offer students an opportunity to apply for a reserved seat before the traditional application cycle.

Students who participate in these programs will continue on to the professional school after graduation from Kent State University, provided they meet admission criteria.

Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) College of Medicine

Early Assurance Program (EAP) (Formerly BACC/M.D.)

Kent State University and the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) have partnered to create an Early Assurance Program (EAP). The EAP (formerly Baccalaureate / M.D.) collaboration is designed for students who wish to attend medical school and would like to reserve a seat while still in college. Students are eligible to apply in their second year at Kent State University. There is more information available on the KSU/NEOMED EAP page.

NEOMED College of Pharmacy

Early Assurance Pathway

The College of Pharmacy offers students two options for early assurance, from the undergraduate level and directly from high school. With either path, students will complete their prerequisite coursework at Kent State University before matriculating to NEOMED. This is an ideal program for students who know that they wish to pursue a career in pharmacy and wish to have some flexibility in their path. Students applying for early assurance from the undergraduate level will apply in their second year at Kent State University. Depending on their progress, they may matriculate to NEOMED either after one (3+4) or two (4+4) more years at KSU, provided they meet the promotion criteria. There is more information available on the Early Assurance pathway site.

B.S. Chemistry (Biochemistry) to Doctor of Pharmacy degree at NEOMED

NEOMED College of Pharmacy Articulation Agreement

Students at Kent State University who wish to pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy at NEOMED may also follow the 3+4 degree pathway for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, with a Biochemistry concentration. With this pathway, students follow the roadmap to complete their first six semesters at Kent State University then matriculate to NEOMED's College of Pharmacy. After completion of the first year of the College of Pharmacy, they may then transfer back the approved credits to complete their Bachelor of Science degree. Students must qualify for and receive admission to the NEOMED College of Pharmacy as an undergraduate student to be able to pursue this pathway. For questions, please email Enrollment Management Academic Partnerships at pathways@kent.edu or Erin Lawson at elawson1@kent.edu

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine

Podiatric Pathway

The College of Podiatric Medicine at Kent State University is one of only nine podiatric colleges in the United States. The college provides state-of-the art facilities for education, research, and patient care. The Podiatric Pathway program is designed for students who want to commit to work in foot and ankle medicine, with a potential focus in surgery, sports medicine, diabetic care, or biomechanics. Students are eligible to apply for the program in their junior year. Those accepted are granted a provisional seat in the College of Podiatric Medicine, contingent on meeting the academic criteria and maintaining satisfactory professional conduct.

There is more information available on the CPM EAP page.

LECOM Early Acceptance Programs

The Early Acceptance program allows Kent State students to apply for provisional early acceptance at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine's (LECOM) College of Medicine or School of Dental Medicine. Students may apply directly to LECOM for Early Acceptance starting in their senior year of high school or within their first two years of study at Kent State. They must complete their undergraduate degree at Kent State and meet all LECOM admission requirements to progress to the professional program. There is more information on the LECOM Early Acceptance Program page.