Pathways to Practice

Community College Pathway

Application to apply available March 15, 2024 

Beginning Fall 2024, CSU's P2P is launching a new pre-med track for students transferring from partnering community colleges, Cuyahoga Community College, Lakeland Community College, and Lorain County Community College. We break down general education courses to create a pre-med curriculum that aligns with medical school requirements. We layer in courses that provide a base foundation in urban health and provide wrap-around support services to ensure your success.  



Community College transfer students must meet all of the requirements in section A and recommend meeting at least 2 qualifications in section B to apply. 

SECTION A (must meet all of the following requirements)

  • Enrolled with a partner community college (TRI-C, Lorain County Community College & Lakeland Community College) 
  • 2nd year community college student
  • On-track to transfer and successfully complete a bachelor degree program at Cleveland State University 
  • Complete all required pre-requisite courses with a grade "C minus or better" 
  • Earn a cumulative and BCPM (biology, chemistry, physics, math) GPA of 3.4+
  • Complete an online application (available March 2024) and submit all required documents (2 recommendation forms, ALL unofficial college transcripts)

SECTION B (prefer at least two of the following qualifications)

  • Resident of Ohio 
  • Pell Grant eligible
  • Come from a disadvantaged background or whose school district tested in the lower 50th percentile on state and standardized testing or was eligible for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program for two or more years
  • Come from an underserved background or from a low-income household 
  • First to go to college in your family, military veteran, or graduate of the foster care system

*Section B is not a requirement. All students are encouraged to apply

Required Pre-Requisites (to be completed at the partner community college):
  • General Biology I with lab or equivalent 
  • General Biology II  with lab or equivalent 
  • General Chemistry I with lab or equivalent 
  • General  Chemistry II with lab or equivalent 
  • Organic Chemistry I with lab or equivalent 
  • Organic Chemistry II with lab or equivalent 
  • Physics I with lab or equivalent 
  • Physics II with lab or equivalent 
Recommended courses but not required: 
  • Biochemistry or equivalent 


Scholarships Available for Lorain & Geauga County Students!



Application to Apply Available March 15, 2024