Are you considering a professional school? Begin your academic journey at Adelphi with a combined program that offers a direct path to a prestigious graduate program at one of our partner universities.

Early Assurance Programs

Program Deadline to Apply Interview Required Test Scores Required Weighted GPA Test Scores for eligibility
(cannot use superscore)
SUNY Optometry 3+4 January 1 Yes Yes 3.9 1360 SAT (with minimum 700 on Math) or 29 ACT
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine 3+4 (NYIT) February 1 Yes Yes 3.7 1360 SAT or 30 ACT
NYU 3+4 Dental January 15 Yes Yes 3.5 1360 SAT or 30 ACT
Albany Law 3+3 February 1 Yes Yes 3.4 1300 SAT or 28 ACT
Drexel Law February 1 Yes Yes 3.5 1300 SAT or 28 ACT
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 4+4 (PCOM) February 1 Yes Yes 3.5 1340 SAT (670 Math/670 EWR) or 29 ACT
New York College of Podiatric Medicine 3+4 (NYCPM) February 1 No Yes 3.5 1270 SAT or 27 ACT
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine: Medical 4+4 (LECOM) April 1 Yes Yes 3.5 1240 SAT or 26 ACT
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine: Dental 4+4 (LECOM) April 1 Yes Yes 3.5 1240 SAT or 26 ACT

Some high schools calculate a student’s weighted GPA, which takes into account the rigor of advanced coursework a student has taken and assigns higher values to those grades. We will consider a student’s weighted GPA when it is available to us.

Applicants must obtain the stated SAT or ACT requirement for their respective program in any one attempt of either exam.

Joint Degree Programs

Students can indicate their interest in one of the following Joint Degree Programs on their application. However, students will formally apply to these programs after they have enrolled at Adelphi with the help of our unique Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships.

For additional information about Adelphi’s Joint Degree Programs, please contact the Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships at 516.877.3140 or

What Happens Once My Early Assurance Application Is Complete?

  1. Adelphi receives a student’s completed application (application, official test scores, official transcript, etc.) by the deadline of their Early Assurance Program of choice.
  2. Students will first receive an Adelphi University admission decision, which are made on a rolling basis. The student’s Early Assurance program decision will come within four weeks after their respective Early Assurance program’s deadline.
  3. After the deadline for their respective Early Assurance program has passed,students will be notified whether they have been offered an interview with Adelphi.*
  4. Students are notified of their final Early Assurance admissions decision after the deadline for their respective program has passed and after all eligible students’ interviews have been completed.
  5. Accepted students decide on a college by May 1, National College Decision Day!

*Please Note: Students applying to SUNY Optometry, LECOM Medicine, or LECOM Dental will be emailed about an additional application that must be completed.

Your Personalized Path to a Prestigious Graduate Program

David Oroza, director of the Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships, explains how Adelphi University offers a direct path to a prestigious graduate program in healthcare, law and engineering at partner universities and enables you to accelerate your path to a rewarding professional career through joint degree programs in dentistry, medicine, optometry, podiatry, physical therapy, veterinary medicine or pharmaceutical sciences. You’ll also benefit from our personalized advisements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! All students at Adelphi have the opportunity to be placed on a formal pre-professional track and will work with an advisor in the Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships to apply to their professional schools of choice the traditional way.

Yes, the Early Assurance programs–except for the LECOM programs–require a supplemental essay. The following essay prompt will appear in the application after a student selects their program of choice: Please provide a brief statement, no longer than one page, about your interest in Adelphi University’s Early Assurance program and your selected profession.

It is unlikely we will receive your official SAT or ACT scores if they are submitted the day of, or even just a few days before, the deadline. It can take up to two weeks for the admissions office to receive official test scores from the College Board or ACT, so we highly encourage you to submit these scores early.

Students will be notified if they have been granted an interview after the deadline for their program of interest has passed.

While admission to Adelphi is currently test optional, students who are also applying to one of our Early Assurance programs are required to submit test scores.

As long as the deadline for the program has not passed, students will find the option to apply on the Adelphi Application or the Common Application. We have no preference as to which application you submit!

We do not superscore for Early Assurance consideration. For all Early Assurance programs, students must achieve the minimum test score for eligibility in any one sitting of the exam to be considered, without exception.

It depends on the program you have been accepted to. Most of the programs require students to take prerequisite courses at Adelphi. More information can be found about specific programs by clicking the link for the program above or by contacting the Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships at

Some Early Assurance and Joint Degree Programs may be open to transfer students on a case-by-case basis. Students with questions about their eligibility are encouraged to contact the Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships directly at

Students may only apply to one program at a time. Only students who are not admitted to their original program may request to apply to a different program, so long as they meet the eligibility requirements for the new program and the deadline for their second program has not passed. Tip: Apply to the program with the earlier deadline first.

The Early Assurance programs are very competitive, with a limited number of seats for each incoming class.

Early Assurance Program Number of Seats
Albany Law 3+3 10
Drexel Law 3+3 or 4+3 10
LECOM Dental 4+4 5
LECOM Medicine 4+4 5
NYIT 3+4 Medicine 5
NYU 3+4 Dental 10
PCOM 4+4 3
Podiatry 3+4 6
SUNY Optometry 3+4 6

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