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  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Bulletin

Podiatry, B.S./D.P.M (New York College of Podiatric Medicine - NYCPM )


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New York College of Podiatric Medicine
3/4 B.S./D.P.M. Early Assurance Program and Early Acceptance
Bachelor of Science (or Arts) degree from Adelphi University/Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Adelphi University participates in an Early Assurance program with NYCPM in which students study for three years at Adelphi and matriculate at NYCPM in their fourth year. After one year at NYCPM they receive their bachelor’s degree from Adelphi and after four years at NYCPM receive their Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree.

High school applicants to Adelphi University have the option of applying to an Early Assurance Program while current Adelphi University students have the option of applying to NYCPM for early admission and/or early decision. Each student to be considered must meet the following requirements:

Early Assurance Program for high school applicants:


  • Must have total SAT scores of at least 1270 on the reading and writing and math sections with a math score of at least 620
  • Must have a high school grade point average of at least 3.5
  • Should be in the upper 10% of their high school class
  • Must have a definite interest in the profession of podiatry and have explored it
  • Must show evidence of community involvement
  • Must have reasonable communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must adhere to the requirements below to maintain their standing in the Early Assurance Program

Early admission and/or early decision program for Adelphi University applicants and for student currently in the Early Assurance Program to maintain their standing:


  • Must have an overall GPA of at least 3.3
  • Must have an overall GPA of at least 3.3 in math and science courses taken with no individual grade below a “C”
  • Must have a definite interest in the profession of podiatry and have explored it
  • Must show evidence of community involvement
  • Must have reasonable communication and interpersonal skill
  • Must submit to Pre-Medical Council interview and review

Additional Requirements:


Students must also fulfill the requirements of the Pre-Professional Advisory Committee of Adelphi University and the admissions requirements of the NYCPM in order to formally enroll at NYCPM.

These requirements include:

  • An interview with the Pre-Professional Advisory Committee of Adelphi University
  • A composite letter of evaluation for admission from the Pre-Medical Council at Adelphi University
  • Participation in an Open House at NYCPM during one of the student’s first three academic years in the program
  • A timely and satisfactory formal application to NYCPM
  • Official MCAT scores at least equal to NYCPM’s current minimum at the time of admission
  • A satisfactory evaluation in a personal interview by NYCPM

Adelphi University agrees to accept a maximum of 30 credits as transfer credits for those NYCPM courses which comprise part of the first year study of Podiatric Medicine. For purposes of conferring a Bachelor’s Degree from Adelphi University, these credits will be regarded as the fourth year of study at Adelphi University. Credits will be allocated to the student’s major requirements or treated as elective credits, in accord with Adelphi’s major requirements.

Students will transfer a combination of the following courses that yields a maximum of 30 credits to be approved by either the Biology Department of Adelphi University for Biology majors, the Chemistry Department of Adelphi University for Chemistry or Biochemistry majors, or as elective credit for any other major at Adelphi University.

  • Bacteriology
  • Biochemistry Immunology
  • Cell Biology and Histology and Lab
  • Physiology and Lab
  • Gross Anatomy and Lab
  • Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics
  • Neurosciences

The granting of these credits is subject to the following condition:
Students enrolled in the New York College of Podiatric Medicine requesting transfer of credits must have completed each course with a grade of “C” or higher at NYCPM in order to receive transfer credit at Adelphi University.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships at (516) 877-3140 or the Department of Biology at (516) 877-4200.

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