Admission Requirements: Life Sciences, B.S. / Osteopathic Medicine, D.O.

Thanks for your interest in the Life Sciences, B.S./Osteopathic Medicine, D.O. program. The combined program will enable you to achieve B.S. / D.O. degrees in seven years rather than the traditional eight years.

While enrolled in the life sciences portion of the program, you will have the opportunity to learn about osteopathic medicine and work with the medical college faculty through symposia and courses sponsored by the College of Osteopathic Medicine. A rigorous course of study, the baccalaureate/doctor of osteopathic medicine program permits special individual attention to students as a group.

First-Year Requirements

  • Minimum combined SAT score of 1270 (critical reading and math only) or ACT score of 28.
  • Minimum high school average of 90.
  • High class standing.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • 300-350 word essay on your desire to work in the field of osteopathic medicine.

This program is not available for transfer or international students.  

Application Materials:

  • Completed application.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Copies of transcripts of all high school work, including college-level courses. Your mid-year and final grades will be required. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Official SAT (critical reading and math only) or ACT test scores. You have the option of submitting results from the previous or redesigned SAT. 
    NYIT SAT Code: 2561; NYIT ACT Code 2832

Deadlines

  • First-Year Priority Deadline: Nov. 1
  • Regular Admission: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling admission basis, as long as space is available.

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Applicants who are not offered admission to this highly selective program but present a compelling application may be offered admission to an alternative program of study.

Transition Requirements to the D.O. Program

After completing the baccalaureate preparation of the degree in three years, you may be admitted directly into the D.O. program in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, provided you meet the following standards for acceptance into the College of Osteopathic Medicine. You will also need to pay appropriate tuition costs upon admission to the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

  • Maintain a cumulative and semester GPA of 3.5 in the B.S./D.O. program.
    • If you fall below the cumulative and/or semester GPA of 3.5, you will be placed on probationary status. Only one probation is allowed.
    • If you fail to achieve the cumulative and/or semester GPA of 3.5 in the semester following probation, you will automatically be dismissed from the B.S./D.O. program.
    • If you fall below the cumulative and/or semester GPA of 3.5 for a second time, you will be dismissed from the program.
  • MCAT score within median range of NYIT's preceding College of Osteopathic Medicine class.
  • Favorable letters of recommendation from NYIT's departmental B.S./D.O. committee.
  • Application package submitted by Feb. 1 prior to August start (must include MCAT score).
  • Supportive interview from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine admissions committee.

The Life Sciences, B.S. degree will be conferred upon successful completion of your first year of medical school. You will then complete an additional three years in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, as the D.O. program is a total of four years.