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Affiliations are special agreements between Elmhurst College and other educational organizations that allow students to receive special consideration or early admission to various health care programs. These opportunities are designed for students who are certain about a particular career path and who meet the criteria to apply.

Chiropractic Medicine: National University of Health Sciences
Chiropractic Medicine: Northwestern Health Sciences University
Dentistry: Lake Erie College of Medicine
Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Medical Laboratory Science: Hines Hospital

Medical Laboratory Science: NorthShore University HealthSystem
Medicine: A.T. Still University
Medicine: Lake Erie College of Medicine
Nuclear Medicine Technology: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Nuclear Medicine Technology: College of DuPage

Pharmacy: Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy
Radiation Therapy: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Veterinary Medicine: University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign

Chiropractic Medicine: National University of Health Sciences
Students interested in chiropractic medicine may apply for early admission to National University of Health Sciences through the Advanced Scholars Program. Elmhurst students must major in health science technology and complete all Elmhurst College Integrated Curriculum and National’s prerequisite courses prior to beginning at National. In addition to completing all required courses and other admission criteria, applicants must have a 3.5 GPA. Students also are expected to maintain a visible profile in volunteer and clinical activities while still participating in selected experiences offered through the Center for the Health Professions (CHP). If accepted, they will begin the doctor of chiropractic (DC) at National during their senior year. Successful completion of coursework during the first year at National will count toward a student’s Bachelor of Science degree at Elmhurst. This agreement would allow students to complete their bachelor’s degree and DC in approximately 6.5 years; rather than 7.5 years. Please note a very limited amount of undergraduate transfer credit is allowed for this affiliation and must be approved by the CHP advisors and National. Any student considering applying should speak with an advisor about their eligibility.

National has more information about their tuition rates and fees on their website. National’s Illinois campus is located at 200 E. Roosevelt Road in Lombard, IL 60148.
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Chiropractic Medicine: Northwestern Health Sciences University
Students interested in chiropractic medicine may apply for early admission to Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU). Elmhurst students must major in health science technology and complete all Elmhurst College Integrated Curriculum and NWHSU’s prerequisite courses prior to beginning at NWHSU. In addition to completing all required courses and other admission criteria, applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Students also are expected to maintain a visible profile in volunteer and clinical activities while still participating in selected experiences offered through the Center for the Health Professions. Students have two options when applying to NWHSU; including the 3 years + 3.5 years track or the 4 years + 3.5 years track. Applicants would apply after their sophomore or junior year at Elmhurst based on the track. If accepted, they would begin the doctor of chiropractic (DC) at NWHSU during their senior year or after graduation depending on their track. For the 3 + 3.5 track, successful completion of coursework during the first year at NWHSU would count toward a student’s Bachelor of Science degree at Elmhurst. The 3 + 3.5 track would allow students to complete their bachelor’s degree and DC in approximately 6.5 years; rather than 7.5 years. The 4 + 3.5 track gives students more time at the undergraduate level to learn about chiropractic medicine, take classes, and participate in various activities at Elmhurst. Please note a very limited amount of undergraduate transfer credit is allowed for this affiliation and must be approved by the CHP advisors and NWHSU. Any student considering applying should speak with an advisor about their eligibility.

NWHSU has more information about their tuition rates and fees on their website. NWHSU is located at 2501 W. 84th Street in Bloomington, MN 55431.
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Dentistry: Lake Erie College of Medicine
Elmhurst offers high school seniors a dual admittance opportunity to simultaneously apply to both undergraduate studies at Elmhurst and Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM) for their Doctor of Dental Medicine program in Bradenton, FL. This early admission program gives applicants the opportunity to secure a seat in dental school years in advance of the traditional process. Students complete four years of undergraduate studies (with a biology major) at Elmhurst prior to beginning four years of dental school studies at LECOM. Current Elmhurst students and potential transfer students may also be eligible depending on their credentials and year in school. Interested students should speak with an advisor in the CHP for more details. 

High school students should apply by the end of December of their senior year to Elmhurst and LECOM. Students generally have a 3.5 unweighted, cumulative high school GPA or higher and a 26 ACT or 1170 SAT (math/critical reasoning) or higher. Students not having these scores or GPA can check out additional combinations on the LECOM website using their Academic Index Score system.

An on-site interview will be completed prior to LECOM making any offers to the early acceptance program. Upon enrollment at Elmhurst College, accepted applicants must maintain a 3.4 cumulative GPA and 3.2 science GPA. Students must take the DAT.

LECOM has more information about the early acceptance program and their dental school tuition/fees on their website. LECOM School of Dental Medicine is located at 4800 Lakewood Ranch Blvd in Bradenton, FL 34211.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Students interested in the DMS program pursue a major in health science technology and participate in selected experiences and activities offered through the Center for the Health Professions. Applications to the program are submitted during the junior year, and if accepted, students spend three years at Elmhurst College and take the final phase of coursework and clinical experience at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (18 months), whereupon they receive their bachelor of science degree from Elmhurst College. Prior to practice, students must pass the certification exam after completing the academic curriculum. Students are able to complete four years at Elmhurst College and then apply to Northwestern Memorial Hospital after graduation as well.
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Medical Laboratory Science: Hines VA Hospital
To qualify for the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program, you must be a U.S. citizen, pursue a biology major, and participate in selected activities and experiences offered through the Center for the Health Professions. Application to the MLS program occurs during the junior year, and if accepted, students complete the final phase of coursework and clinical experience at Hines VA Hospital (11 months), whereupon they receive their bachelor of science degree from Elmhurst College. Prior to practice, students must pass the certification exam after completing the academic curriculum.
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Medical Laboratory Science: NorthShore University Health System
To qualify for the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program, you must pursue a biology major and participate in selected activities and experiences offered through the Center for the Health Professions. Application to the MLS program occurs during the junior year, and if accepted, students complete the final phase of coursework and clinical experience at NorthShore University HealthSystem (11 months), whereupon they receive their bachelor of science degree from Elmhurst College. Prior to practice, students must pass the certification exam after completing the academic curriculum.
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Medicine: A.T. Still University

Students interested in pursuing a D.O. can apply to A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri for the Still Scholars Program to earn a seat in their early admission process. Applicants must successfully complete a portion of the prerequisite courses by the end of the sophomore year and consistently be active in volunteering and clinical experiences in a health care environment and with the Center for the Health Professions prior to and after being accepted to the program. Those accepted do not need to take the MCAT and must complete any remaining prerequisites courses. Applicants must have been a residential student for at least three semesters at Elmhurst College and need to complete junior and senior years here earning a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree. Upon graduation, students matriculate to A.T. Still for the D.O. program (4 years + residency). A.T. Still is located at 800 W. Jefferson St. in Kirksville, MO 63501. For more information about their tuition rates and fees, click here.
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Medicine: Lake Erie College of Medicine
Elmhurst offers high school seniors a dual admittance opportunity to simultaneously enroll in both undergraduate studies (with a biology major) at Elmhurst and Lake Erie College of Medicine. This early admission program gives applicants the opportunity to secure a seat in medical school years in advance of the traditional process. If students accepted into the EAP maintain the required GPAs for the program, they may not need to take the MCAT. Current Elmhurst students and potential transfer students may also be eligible depending on their credentials and year in school. Interested students should speak with an advisor in the CHP for more details. 

High school students should apply by the end of December of their senior year to Elmhurst and LECOM. Students generally have a 3.8 unweighted, cumulative high school GPA or higher and a 28 ACT or 1280 SAT (math/critical reasoning) or higher for the 3+4 track. For the 4+4 track, students generally have a 3.5 unweighted, cumulative high school GPA or higher and a 26 ACT or 1170 SAT (math/critical reasoning) or higher. Students not having these scores or GPA can check out additional combinations on the LECOM website using their Academic Index Score (AIS) system.

An on-site interview will be completed prior to LECOM making any offers. Upon enrollment at Elmhurst College, accepted applicants will be given provisional acceptance to LECOM. Once at Elmhurst, accepted applicants must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA and 3.2 science GPA for the 3+4 track. To be eligible to not take the MCAT, students must have an AIS of 123 (see the website above to determine your AIS). For the 4+4 track, students must maintain a 3.4 cumulative GPA and 3.2 science GPA. To be eligible to not take the MCAT, an AIS of 115 is needed for the 4+4 track.

LECOM has more information about their early acceptance program and their tuition/fees on their website. LECOM has medical campuses in Erie, PA, Greensburg, PA (Seton Hill), and Bradenton, FL.

Nuclear Medicine Technology: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Students interested in the NMT program must pursue major in health science technology and participate in selected experiences and activities offered through the Center for the Health Professions. Applications to the program are submitted during the junior year, and if accepted, students spend three years at Elmhurst College and take the final phase of coursework and clinical experience at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (12 months), whereupon they receive their bachelor of science degree from Elmhurst College. Prior to practice, students must pass the certification exam after completing the academic curriculum. Students are able to complete four years at Elmhurst College and then apply to Northwestern Memorial Hospital after graduation as well.
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Nuclear Medicine Technology: College of DuPage
Students interested in the NMT program must pursue a major in health science technology and participate in selected experiences and activities offered through the Center for the Health Professions. Applications to the program are submitted during the junior year, and if accepted, students spend three years at Elmhurst College and take the final phase of coursework and clinical experience at local hospitals affiliated with the College of DuPage, whereupon they receive their bachelor of science degree from Elmhurst College. Prior to practice, students must pass the certification exam after completing the academic curriculum.
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Pharmacy: Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy
The dual acceptance program is a special opportunity for high school students who have decided to pursue a career in pharmacy and would like to streamline the process to a doctor of pharmacy program. Candidates apply to Elmhurst College and Midwestern University as seniors in high school by January 15 and February 1 respectively of that year (both applications are submitted to Elmhurst). If accepted to both schools, students complete their prerequisite requirements over two years at Elmhurst College and then matriculate to Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy to begin a four-year doctor of pharmacy program. (Students do not earn a degree from Elmhurst through this program.) Transfer credit is not allowed for prerequisite courses for this program, but AP credit is. While at Elmhurst, students are expected to participate in selected activities and experiences offered through the Center for the Health Professions. Applicants not accepted to Midwestern can still be admitted to Elmhurst College and apply to Midwestern and/or any other pharmacy program during the traditional cycle of their undergraduate years.
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Dual Acceptance Program Application

Midwestern University is located at 555 31st Street in Downers Grove, IL 60515. For tuition rates and fees for the PharmD program, click here.

Radiation Therapy: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Students interested in the radiation therapy program must pursue a major in health science technology and participate in selected experiences and activities offered through the Center for the Health Professions. Applications to the program are submitted during the junior year, and if accepted, students spend three years at Elmhurst College and take the final phase of coursework and clinical experience at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (14 months), whereupon they receive their bachelor of science degree from Elmhurst College. Prior to practice, students must pass the certification exam after completing the academic curriculum. Students are able to complete four years at Elmhurst College and then apply to Northwestern Memorial Hospital after graduation as well.
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Veterinary Medicine: University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign
Pre-veterinary students at Elmhurst College can apply for admission to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program at UIUC through this affiliation agreement at the end of their first, full-time year. Applicants must meet Illinois state residency requirements, pursue a biology major, and complete the necessary prerequisite courses and experiences to apply. If accepted, students must finish outstanding course requirements and maintain a visible profile in volunteer and clinical activities while still participating in selected experiences offered through the Center for the Health Professions. Accepted students will have the option of completing 3 or 4 years at Elmhurst prior to matriculating to the DVM program at UIUC (4 years). Those selecting the 3 year option will still earn a bachelor's degree from Elmhurst upon successful completion of the first year of the DVM program at UIUC. Additional details about the requirements can be obtained from a Center for the Health Professions advisor. Please note that transfer credit is not allowed for this program. The College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign has more information about their program including tuition rates and fees on their website. The College of Veterinary Medicine is located at 3305 Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building, 2001 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802.

All students must meet with an advisor in the Center for the Health Professions to learn more about the criteria for eligible applicants and details to apply for all of these programs. Some affiliations do not allow transfer credit from other institutions. Ultimately, the student is responsible for making sure all requirements are met to apply for these or any other program. Please note Elmhurst College and the faculty/staff in the  Center for the Health Professions cannot guarantee admission to a particular program. Once admitted to Elmhurst College, students must apply for each of these programs separately at the appropriate time in their academic progression.

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