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Early Opportunity Program FAQ
What is the Early Opportunity Program?
The Early Opportunity Program gives Pathways Honors students an opportunity for an early admission decision into one of six professional programs at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science: medicine, pharmacy, podiatry, physician assistant, pathologists’ assistant, and physical therapy.
Who is a good fit for the Early Opportunity Program?
The Early Opportunity Program is a highly competitive program. Typically students who have been admitted in the past have an exceptional cumulative GPA (3.7 or above), have completed significant shadowing of professionals in their desired profession, and have been volunteering in a position they are passionate about.
Do I have to have a specific major/minor in order to participate in the Early Opportunity Program?
Students must be in the College of Science and Health and in the Pathways Honors program to be eligible for the Early Opportunity Program. If a student also chooses to do an Accelerated 3+ program they must be a Health Sciences major for medicine, podiatry, physician assistant, pathologists’ assistant, and physical therapy. Students interested in the Accelerated 3+ program for pharmacy can major either in Health Sciences or in Chemistry (pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree).