Albany Medical College Program in Science, Humanities and Medicine
Personally and academically talented high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to the service of others will be jointly accepted by Siena and Albany Medical College into a unique eight-year program in medical education. A 3.5 average in the sciences is required to remain in the program. In the junior and senior years at Siena, academic emphasis will be placed on the humanities. Students in this program will be required to declare a minor in one of the humanities or social sciences and will earn a B.A. degree in Biology (see Biology Department listing for specific course requirements). An extended commitment to volunteer service is required of all program participants during the summer between the junior and senior years. Funding is provided for travel and living expenses. Candidates must complete the Common Application and Siena Supplemental Application by December 1 of the student’s senior year in high school.
Albany Medical College Early Assurance Program for Underrepresented Students
Albany Medical College will accept two underrepresented students at the completion of the sophomore year. The accepted students remain at Siena and complete their degree in the major of their choosing. To be eligible to apply students must have completed half of the required premedical courses with a 3.2 overall and science gpa. The required courses are: General Biology I & II, General Chemistry I & II, Organic Chemistry I & II, General Physics I & II.
SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dual Acceptance
Upstate Medical University will jointly accept two students per year directly out of high school. Siena’s Admissions and Health Professions Advisor will submit names of accepted Siena students to Upstate for interviews. These interviews will take place at Upstate in April prior to the students’ enrollment at Siena. Candidates must have a 90 high school average; minimum of 1250 SAT (28 ACT); health related activities; and reside in a rural community in New York State. A minimum MCAT of 30 is required prior to matriculation at Upstate Medical University. Students must maintain a 3.5 undergraduate GPA and score a minimum of 30 on the MCAT.
SUNY Upstate Medical University. Early Assurance Program
Students apply during the spring semester of their sophomore year. Acceptances are announced by August. Accepted candidates are expected to complete their bachelor’s degree at Siena, maintaining the same academic standards. The program relieves students of the anxiety of the traditional application process. Requirements include (1) 3.5 grade point average, (2) completion of three of the required science courses, (3) recommendation by the Health Professions Committee, (4) 1300 SAT scores and (5) New York residence. Interested students should consult with the Health Professions Advisor. A minimum of 30 is required prior to matriculation at Upstate Medical University. An Interview with Siena’s Health Recommendation is required.
Sage Graduate School Masters in Applied Nutrition: Articulation Agreement
Siena College and The Sage School of Health Sciences have developed a collaborative agreement which allows Siena College graduates to seamlessly transition into the Masters in Applied Nutrition Program at the Sage Graduate School. Qualified students will be given preferred admission into the Nutrition Program if they have met the course prerequisites prior to application. Students also have the option to enter into the Registered Dietitian track with additional prerequisite courses. If interested in this agreement, students should contact the Allied Health Professions advisor for additional information.
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Early Acceptance Program
This Agreement establishes an Early Acceptance Program to which Siena College undergraduate students are enrolled jointly by Siena College and by LECOM. The Early Acceptance Program is designed to facilitate the admission of Siena College students into LECOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program. Once recommended by Siena College, LECOM will interview the student prior to their enrollment at Siena College or within the first two years of being properly enrolled in the program. Students interviewing successfully will be offered a provisional acceptance to LECOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program. Upon meeting the criteria for final acceptance, they will matriculate at the LECOM campus of their choice. Because this is a demanding professional program, the requirements listed for acceptance have been established to demonstrate that the student is capable of handling the rigorous course load.
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dual Acceptance Program
Qualified High school seniors can jointly apply to Siena and LECOM. Students must have a minimum SAT score of at least 1170 (or an ACT score of 26) and must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5. Students interview at LECOM during their senior year in high school and Siena is notified of their acceptance. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.4 and 25 MCAT to matriculate at LECOM. Students will enroll at the LECOM campus of their choice: Erie, PA, Greensburg , PA, or Bradenton, FL. completing their first year at Siena. A 3.5 GPA is required for acceptance into the program and continued matriculation. Student may also apply after their sophomore and junior years.
Lake Erie College of Dental Medicine Dual acceptance and Early Assurance Program.
Student can apply directly to LECOM’s School of Dentistry during their senior year of high school or any time during their first three years of study at Siena. To be eligible for a dual acceptance a student must have a 1200 SAT 26ACT) and have a 3.5 GPA. Students must maintain this level of performance at Siena and obtain the DAT score as required by LECOM. The dental campus in is Bradenton Florida.
SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Dual Acceptance.
Exceptionally qualified high school seniors can apply and be jointly accepted by both Buffalo School of Dental medicine and Siena College. This accelerated program is designed for individuals who have a clear career focus on dentistry prior to entering college, and it allows students to complete both a bachelor's degree and a doctor of dental surgery degree in seven years. Interested students should notify Dr. Brookins and apply to Siena; qualified students are then recommended to Buffalo for consideration into this program if they meet the minimum academic standards -high school average of 93 or higher and a SAT of 1300. Interviews at Buffalo take place during the second semester of the senior year of high school and accepted students will be offered a provisional acceptance in the Spring of their senior year in high school. To remain in the program a GPA of 3.5 and a minimum DAT are required by Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Students complete their first three years of education at Siena College and their last four years at Buffalo's School of Dental Medicine. A Bachelor's degree will be granted from Siena after completion of the first year at Buffalo.
SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Early assurance.
Qualified Siena students can apply to Buffalo School of Dental Medicine at the conclusion of the 2nd year at Siena If accepted student must maintain a GPA of 3.5 and the minimum DAT required by Buffalo. A recommendation from Siena’s Health Professions Recommendation Committee is required.
Salus College of Optometry (Accelerated program)
Siena and Salus College of Optometry (Pennsylvania College of Optometry) offer a time-shortened program leading to an optometry doctorate. Qualified Siena students will be accepted to Salus College of Optometry after completing three years in Siena’s accelerated Biology curriculum. Siena will grant the Bachelor of Science degree when the student has completed his or her first year of professional study. Your academic advisor will provide you with a suggested three year curriculum.
State University of New York College of Optometry Early Assurance Program
This is an eight year program designed to assure high ability undergraduate students an acceptance into a Doctor of Optometry program at the end of their second year at Siena. Students complete their undergraduate work prior to continuing on to the professional aspects of their program.
State University of New York College of Optometry Dual acceptance.
Up to six students per year may be admitted into a seven year Bachelor of Arts or Science and Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) Program. Students accepted to the Joint Degrees Program are admitted to a designated, prescribed major at Siena College and simultaneously admitted to candidacy to the SUNY College of Optometry’s professional program of study. Students complete three years of pre-professional training at Siena College. They will enroll at SUNY Optometry beginning their fourth year. Students will be awarded a B.S. in Biology upon successfully completing their first year at SUNY. Your academic advisor will provide you with a suggested three year curriculum.
New England College of Optometry. (Accelerated Program)
Up to five students a year will be jointly admitted by NECO and Siena College. To remain in the program students must maintain a 3.4 GPA and an average 330 on the OAT with no score below 300. Your advisor at Siena will provide you with a suggested accelerated curriculum.
Lake Erie College of Pharmacy Early Acceptance
Siena College and Lake Erie College of Pharmacy have established three tracts leading to the PharmD. degree. There are 2+; 3+; and 4+ programs. 2+: Exceptional high school students can be accepted by both LECOM and Siena. After completing two years at Siena they begin their professional training at LECOM. No Siena degree is attained. 3+: Students apply to LECOM by February of their freshman year at Siena. After completing the 3-year undergraduate phase they enroll at LECOM. A Siena Degree is obtained at the end of the first year of professional study. 4+: Students apply by February of their sophomore year. They spend all four years at Siena. Continuation in these programs is contingent on maintaining a 3.4 GPA. Professional training on the Erie, PA campus is an accelerated 3-year curriculum; Bradenton, FL campus is a full 4- year curriculum. Students may choose either campus for their training.
Albany Medical College Physician Assistant Early Assurance Program - Masters of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies
The Early Assurance Program (EAP) is an opportunity for well-motivated, highly qualified Siena College students to apply and be accepted to the Center for Physician Assistant Studies at Albany Medical College (CPAS). Early Assurance candidates are reviewed from a much smaller pool of applicants. Qualified students can apply at the end of their junior year for enrollment in January after they graduate.
To be eligible for admission through the EAP, candidates must be a Siena College student since their freshman year (no transfer students are eligible to apply), be working toward their baccalaureate degree, have a current Overall and Science GPA of 3.20 or higher, and complete MOST of the prerequisite classes by the end of their junior year. These classes include 2 semesters each of General Biology and General Chemistry, 2 semesters of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry OR 1 semester of Organic Chemistry, Microbiology, Statistics, Psychology, and English Composition or other writing intensive course. Grades in the prerequisite classes must be a “C” or better. Students must also complete at least one half (approximately 500 hours) of the 1000 hours of required health care experience.
Qualified students will need to network with the Allied Health Professions Advisor to prepare for applying through the Early Assurance Program.
Sage Graduate School Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program: Articulation Agreement
Siena College and The Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences have developed a collaborative agreement to provide qualified students from Siena College who wish to pursue a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the Sage Graduate Schools (SGS). Qualified students can apply the summer after their junior year and be considered from a smaller pool of applicants. Students will be notified of a decision by September of their senior year.
Siena students will be given preferred admission to the Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences for the DPT degree, who demonstrate the following: 1.) On track for earning a baccalaureate degree, 2.) Overall and Science GPA of 3.25 or higher, 3.) Completion of the Physical Therapy Program Prerequisites with grade of C or better, 4.) Prerequisite classes include: 2 semesters each of General Biology, General Chemistry and General Physics, 2 semesters of Human Anatomy and Physiology or equivalent, Cell Biology, Statistics, General Psychology and Child Psychology.
PLEASE NOTE- this is a BINDING agreement and accepted students will not be allowed to apply to other DPT programs through PTCAS for that application cycle.
Qualified students will need to work with the Allied Health Professions Advisor to prepare for applying through the articulation agreement.
Sage Graduate School Masters in Occupational Therapy Program: Articulation Agreement
Siena College and The Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences have developed a collaborative agreement to provide qualified students from Siena College who wish to pursue a Masters in Occupational Therapy (MS in OT)) from the Sage Graduate Schools (SGS). Qualified students can apply the summer after their junior year and be considered from a smaller pool of applicants.
Siena students will be given preferred admission to the Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences for the MS in OT degree, who demonstrate the following: 1.) On track for earning a baccalaureate degree, 2.) Overall GPA of 3.25 or higher, 3.) Completion of the Occupational Therapy Program Prerequisites with grade of C or better, 4.) Prerequisite classes include: 2 semesters each of General Biology, 1 semester of General Physics, 2 semesters of Human Anatomy and Physiology or equivalent, Statistics, General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Adult Development, Child Psychology, and General Sociology.
Qualified students will need to work with the Allied Health Professions Advisor to prepare for applying through the articulation agreement.
For more information on the qualifications for these agreements, please contact Health Professions Advisor Elizabeth Brookins at firstname.lastname@example.org.