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 November 1 of the student’s senior year in high school.
Albany Medical College Early Assurance program
The early assurance program between Siena College and Albany Medical College is for Saints interested in a 4+4 BS/MD path. Students who have a 3.5 overall GPA, as well as a 3.5 GPA in science courses may apply early to Albany Medical College at the end of their sophomore year at Siena. Applicants will be interviewed by both Siena and Albany Medical College representatives, and will need to submit a proposal, including service and research for their last 2 years at Siena. Students admitted to the program will not need to take the MCAT, nor will they be allowed to sit for the exam. They will also not be allowed to apply to other medical schools.
russell Sage college Masters in Applied Nutrition: Articulation Agreement
Siena College and Russell Sage College 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 Russell Sage College. 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 1240 or an ACT score of 26 for the 4+4 program or a 1380 SAT for the 3+4 program to waive the MCAT in both cases and must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5. Test Optional students must take the MCAT and score a minimum scores of a 500. 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 to matriculate at LECOM. Students will enroll at the LECOM campus of their choice: Erie, PA, Greensburg , PA, or Bradenton, FL.
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 26 ACT 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.
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 early 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 apply through CASPA by June 15th of the year preceding graduation from Siena College. Supplemental Application deadline is May 1st of the year preceding graduation from Siena College.
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 an Overall and Science GPA of 3.20 or higher, complete MOST of the prerequisite classes by the end of their junior year. Please Note- students MUST complete Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 by the end of their junior year. Prerequisite Classes include 2 semesters of General Biology, 2 semesters of General Chemistry, 2 semesters of Human Anatomy and Physiology, 1 semester of Organic Chemistry OR Biochemistry, Microbiology, Statistics, 1 semester of 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 hands on health care experience.
Qualified students need to network with the Director of Health Professions, Dr. Daniel White, Director of Health Professions to prepare for applying through the Early Assurance Program. These students must present themselves to the Siena College Health Professions Recommendation Committee (HPRC) for review prior to having their names forwarded to the AMC Center for Physician Assistant Studies.
russell Sage college Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program: Articulation Agreement
Siena College and Russell Sage College 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 Russell Sage College. Qualified students apply through PTCAS by the mid-August PTCAS deadline of the year preceding graduation from Siena College.
Siena students will be given Preferred Admission Review to the Russell Sage College 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 of General Biology, 2 semesters of General Chemistry, 2 semesters of General Physics, 2 semesters of Human Anatomy and Physiology or equivalent, Cell Biology OR Microbiology, Statistics, General Psychology and Lifespan Psychology.
Qualified students will need to network with the Allied Health Professions Advisor, Mrs. Eileen Martino (email@example.com) to prepare for applying through the articulation agreement.
Russell Sage college Masters and doctorate in Occupational Therapy Program: Articulation Agreement
Siena College and Russell Sage College 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) OR a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the Russell Sage College. Qualified students need to apply by the June 1st deadline of the year preceding graduation from Siena College.
Siena students will be given Preferred Admission Review to the Russell Sage College School of Health Sciences for the MS or the doctorate in OT (OTD) who demonstrate the following: (1) On track for earning a baccalaureate degree, (2) Maintain a 3.25 overall GPA and 3.0 science GPA, (3) Completion of the Occupational Therapy Program Prerequisites with grade of “C” or higher, (4) Prerequisite classes include: 1 semester of General Physics (recommended but not required), 2 semesters of Human Anatomy and Physiology or equivalent, Roots of Medical Terminology, Statistics, General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Lifespan Psychology, and General Sociology.
For OTD candidates - Submission of a clear concise personal essay supporting applicants rationale to pursue the OTD degree.
Qualified students should contact the Allied Health Professions Advisor, Mrs. Eileen Martino (firstname.lastname@example.org) to prepare for applying through the articulation agreement.
The college of saint rose masters in communication sciences and disorders (speech therapy) and siena college memorandum of understanding
For students interested in pursuing a Master’s in Speech Therapy, they need to complete approximately seven to nine specific undergraduate communication sciences and disorders classes that are not offered at Siena College. With this Memorandum of Understanding between Siena College and The College of Saint Rose Speech Therapy Program, these undergraduate Communication Science and Disorders ( CSD) prerequisite courses will be made available to Siena students prior to and after admissions to the graduate program through cross registration. Students who complete these seven to nine CSD courses during their 4 years at Siena will be prepared to enter seamlessly into Master’s in Speech Therapy Programs.
Early admission to the College of Saint Rose Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders is offered to Siena students seeking to begin the graduate program in the Fall semester if they submit their application by January 15th. Early Admission is offered to Siena students seeking to begin the graduate program in the Spring semester if they submit their application by September 15th.
Interested students should contact the Allied Health Professions Advisor, Mrs. Eileen Martino (email@example.com) for more information about this opportunity.
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RUSSELL SAGE college master of science in NUTRITION and dietetics articulation agreement
Siena College and Russell Sage College Master’s in Nutrition program have developed a collaborative agreement to provide qualified students from Siena College who wish to pursue an M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics ( track to pursue the Registered Dietitian credential)
Siena students will be given preferred admission review to the Russell Sage College Masters in Nutrition program who demonstrate the following: (1.) On track for earning a bachelors degree, (2.). Maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, (3.) Complete the undergraduate Nutrition prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher, (4.) Prerequisite courses include Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2, General Psychology, Statistics for the Social Sciences, Microbiology, General Chemistry, Biochemistry, Scientific Writing or Chemical Communications, a Research Methods course ( to be approved by the Graduate Program Director).
Qualified students should contact the Allied Health Professions Advisor, Mrs. Eileen Martino (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about this program.