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. and 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. Review our test-optional policy.
  • 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


  • First-Year Early Action Deadline for B.S./D.O. Students: November 15 (non-binding)
  • If you submit your application after November 15, you will be reviewed for admission with the regular admissions pool.

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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 fall below the cumulative and/or semester GPA of 3.5 an additional time after being placed on probation, you will be automatically dismissed from the program.
  • Achieve an MCAT score at least equal to the mean score of the NYITCOM first-year class the year you begin undergraduate study.
  • Favorable letters of recommendation from New York Tech's departmental B.S./D.O. committee.
  • Application package submitted by January 1 during your third year of undergraduate study (includes MCAT score).
  • Successfully pass an admissions interview at the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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.

Contact Information

  • For questions regarding the application and admissions process, please contact admissions at
  • For questions about the B.S./D.O. program at the Long Island campus, please contact program director Mena Youssef at
  • For questions about the B.S./D.O. program at the New York City campus, please contact Spencer Turkel at

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