Early Acceptance Programs – Asbury University
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Early Acceptance / Guaranteed Acceptance Programs in Medicine at Asbury

Asbury University has contractual agreements with a number of programs at other schools which students can transfer to after completing a prescribed course of study at Asbury.  These programs are in nursing, medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy.

Nursing

Asbury University offers a major in Pre-Nursing, which provides options to students interested in pursuing a career in nursing. Students may complete an Asbury University degree by transferring to and completing credits at an approved School of Nursing in their fourth year.  Students take a prescribed course of study (PNR) and the Foundations courses at Asbury University.  The PNR major must transfer to an accredited 4-year School of Nursing.  Upon completing 30 credits of professional nursing courses, the credits must be transferred back to Asbury University to complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in Pre-Nursing.  Asbury has arrangements with UK-CON and with IWU-SON for accepting qualified Asbury students, but students may attend other Schools of Nursing to complete the nursing credits.

▾ A. University of Kentucky – College of Nursing (UK-CON)

Students can complete two degrees by successfully completing this program, a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Nursing from Asbury and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky. Participating students take the prescribed course of study at Asbury, including the Foundations courses, and then transfer to UK-CON. To complete the Asbury University degree in Pre-Nursing the first 30 credits of nursing courses from UK must be officially transferred to Asbury University upon completion. Entrance requirements for UK-CON must be met, and spaces are limited. (See the Health Professions Advisor for more information.)

▾ B. Indiana Wesleyan University – School of Nursing (IWU-SON)

Students can complete two degrees by successfully completing this program, a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Nursing from Asbury and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University. Participating students take the prescribed course of study at Asbury, including the Foundations courses, and then transfer to IWU-SON. To complete the Asbury University degree in Pre-Nursing the first 30 credits of nursing courses from Indiana Wesleyan must be officially transferred to Asbury University upon completion. Entrance requirements for IWU-SON must be met, and spaces are limited. (See the Health Professions Advisor for more information.)

▾ C. Other schools of nursing

Students may transfer to other approved nursing schools, although there is no agreement on admission or programs at these other schools. The Asbury University degree is completed by the official transfer of the first 30 credits of nursing courses. Degrees and requirements for the other nursing schools vary. The school must be approved for use in the Pre-Nursing degree program.

 

Students may complete the Pre-Nursing requirements and seek admission to a nursing program without completing the Asbury three year Pre-Nursing curriculum and Foundations requirements.  This option will not lead to a degree from Asbury, so no transfer of nursing courses is needed.

Students declaring any major at Asbury may complete Pre-Nursing requirements without declaring the PNR major.  There are program restrictions, so students are directed to contact the Health Professions Advisor for more information.

Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy

Asbury University has contractual agreements with certain schools of medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy whereby students can gain early acceptance to these medical programs by meeting specific requirements.

▾ A. Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

The Early Acceptance Program (EAP) is designed to facilitate the admission of Asbury students into LECOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) program. LECOM will interview eligible students prior to their enrollment at Asbury University or within the first two years of study at Asbury. Students interviewing successfully will be offered a provisional acceptance in LECOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program. Upon meeting the criteria for final acceptance they will matriculate at the LECOM campus of their choice (dependent upon space availability). Each academic year, a maximum combined total of 5 students will be accepted by LECOM from Asbury University. See the Health Professions Advisor for eligibility information.

▾ B. University of Kentucky College of Medicine – Northern Kentucky Campus

This Early Assurance Program (EAP) is designed to provide students from Northern and North Central Kentucky early assurance of admission to medical school. Students apply to the EAP during the spring semester of their sophomore year at Asbury University. An indicated clear interest in establishing medical practice in the Northern / North Central region of Kentucky, and commitment to participate in all elements of the EAP are required. See the Health Professions Advisor for eligibility information.

▾ C. LECOM – School of Dental Medicine

The Early Acceptance Program (EAP) is designed to facilitate the admission of Asbury University students into LECOM’s Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) program. LECOM will interview students prior to their enrollment at Asbury or within the first two years of study at Asbury. Students interviewing successfully will be offered a provisional acceptance to LECOM’s Doctor of Dental Medicine program. Upon meeting the criteria for final acceptance, they will matriculate at the LECOM Bradenton, FL campus. Each academic year, a maximum combined total of 5 students will be accepted by LECOM from Asbury University. See the Health Professions Advisor for eligibility information.

▾ D. LECOM – School of Pharmacy

The Early Acceptance Program (EAP) is designed to facilitate the admission of Asbury University students into LECOM’s Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program. LECOM will interview students prior to their enrollment at Asbury or within the first two years of study at Asbury. Students interviewing successfully will be offered a provisional acceptance to LECOM’s Doctor of Pharmacy program. Upon meeting the criteria for final acceptance, they will matriculate at the LECOM Bradenton, FL campus of their choice. Each academic year, a maximum combined total of 5 students will be accepted by LECOM from Asbury University. See the Health Professions Advisor for eligibility information.