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Dual Degree Programs

Rosemont's five year Nursing Program is through collaboration with Drexel University College of Nursing Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) program. Our seven-year medical programs are through collaboration with Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.


Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

4+1 Program

drexel logoTake advantage of Rosemont’s new 4+1 partnership with Drexel University, wherein students earn a BA in Biology at Rosemont College before completing their BSN through Drexel University’s Accelerated Career Entry program. The ACE 11-month option is a full-time nursing program for individuals who can commit to class and related course activity during the day, five days a week. The intensive course of study provides students the opportunity to fast track their nursing career in four consecutive ten-week terms.

Rosemont students who apply to Drexel University's Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) program and meet the program's requirements are guaranteed admission*. Rosemont is the only college in Pennsylvania offering this unique partnership.

For the 4+1 program, Drexel University shall consider applicants for the College of Nursing and Health Professions Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) program during their senior year at Rosemont College. Candidates must have completed or currently be enrolled in the required prerequisite classes. Rosemont recommends majoring in Biology following the Pre-Health Track to meet the prerequisite requirements.  

*Up to 5% of the cohort.


Course Prerequisites

The following eight course categories in terms of semester credits are prerequisites for the ACE program:
Chemistry with lab* 4.0
Developmental Psychology 3.0
Anatomy with lab *



Physiology with lab * 4.0
Microbiology with lab * 4.0
Human Nutrition 3.0
Statistics 3.0


The anatomy, physiology, and microbiology courses must have been taken within five years of beginning the program. Chemistry must have been taken within 10 years of beginning the program.

  • Candidates for admission must have completed a bachelor’s degree at Rosemont College with a 3.0 overall GPA.
  • Candidates applying may not have grade of C or below in two or more science prerequisites (see 1.C) or prior Nursing courses.
  • Accepted students must complete all prerequisite courses for the ACE program (see 1.C) at least two months before matriculation in addition to satisfying compliance requirements.
  • Applicants born outside of the United States, Australia, New Zealand, The United Kingdom, Canada or Ireland, regardless of citizenship, native language or location of degree-granting institutions are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination. Passing test score for ACE applicants is TOEFL – iBT minimum combined score of 79 or better with a 26 or higher in the speaking section, TOEFL paper-based exam minimum scores of 550, if applicant takes the paper-based TOEFL exam must also take the TSE (The Spoken English) exam and earn a minimum score of a 55, minimum scores for IELTS is a combined score of at least a 6.5 with a 7.5 or higher on the speaking section. Students who completed four years of high school and received a high school diploma from any of the above countries can have the TOEFL/IELTS exam waived by providing a copy of the high school transcript(s) reflecting the four years of attendance and date of graduation. Students who met the TOEFL requirements when admitted to Rosemont College will not be required to retake the TOEFL examination as those scores can be utilized at Drexel.
  • Student is in good academic standing at Rosemont, and all prior institutions attended;
  • Student is in good social standing, including but not limited to confirmation that student is free of any disciplinary/student conduct record with no unresolved or pending disciplinary/student conduct issues at Rosemont, and all prior institutions attended;
  • As required of all admitted or re-admitted students to Drexel, the student will be required to answer the criminal history disclosure question on the Drexel application and may be subject to further review.
  • Admitted students will have 60 days from the date of their offer of acceptance to confirm their enrollment in the form of the $500 enrollment deposit. They are also permitted to request a deferral from one term to another, once. Requests to defer may be denied at the discretion of the admissions department.

For reference, deadlines provided in the table below are based on the current academic year.


Application deadline

Complete prerequisites

Term begins


October 15, 2017

July 24, 2018

September 24, 2018


April 15, 2018

February 1, 2019

April 1, 2019

Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistr

3+4 Program

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Applicants must complete at least one year of English, one year of biology, one year of organic chemistry, one year of inorganic chemistry, and one year of physics with the associated laboratories by the end of their junior year. The Rosemont student will declare a science major (either biology or chemistry). Students should plan to carry 18 credits a semester after their first semester at Rosemont.

Senior year requirements are satisfied on completion of the first year curriculum of dental school at Temple University School of Dentistry, at which time the baccalaureate degree is conferred upon qualified students.


All biology students can take advantage of the pre-medical advising program offered by Rosemont, regardless of participation in the Early Assurance or Fast Track Programs. Rosemont is prepared to help you enter any medical school of your choosing.

Come have a personal interview here on campus with a Rosemont College pre-med liaison. We have had proven success helping prepare candidates for med school interviews

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Offers 3+4 and 4+4 Programs

lolQualified candidates for the 3+4 program enter Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine after three years of undergraduate study at Rosemont and will have their undergraduate degree awarded after the successful completion of the first year of medical school.



Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • SAT score at or above 1150 for the combined critical reading and math sections
  • Rank in the top 25% of high school class
  • Full academic high school course load, including four years of English, Math and Science
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale


For the 3+4 Program, PCOM shall consider applicants during their junior year at Rosemont College. The candidate must earn an overall and Science GPA of 3.75 and a minimum MCAT composite score of 500 and at least 125 in each individual section. For the 4+4 Program, PCOM shall consider applicants during their senior year at Rosemont College. The candidate must earn an overall and Science GPA of 3.25 and a minimum MCAT composite score of 500 and at least 125 in each individual section.