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Northeast College, Saint John Fisher College Announce 4+3 Program

September 16, 2021 Northeast College of Health Sciences

Northeast College of Health Sciences (formerly New York Chiropractic College) and St. John Fisher College have announced a 4+3 program which will allow qualified students majoring in biology at Fisher an opportunity to earn both their undergraduate and doctoral degrees in seven years, while minimizing the cost of their education.

To be considered for the program, students must be enrolled in Fisher's undergraduate biology program and satisfy Northeast College's entrance requirements. Students must apply for admission one year in advance of their desired entrance date. Northeast College will automatically award merit scholarships of $1,500 to students with GPAs between 3.0 and 3.4, and $2,500 to those with GPAs above 3.5. 

"We are proud to collaborate with St. John Fisher College to cultivate education and leadership opportunities as well as academic excellence," said Northeast College of Health Sciences President Dr. Michael Mestan. "This partnership strongly reflects our interprofessional nature and we look forward to welcoming Fisher students who want to continue their education, reimagine health and earn their doctorates here at Northeast."

"This program offers our students an accelerated pathway to pursue undergraduate and doctoral degrees that will prepare them for careers in chiropractic care and is one more way the College can provide access to affordable, transformative educational opportunities for our students," said Dr. Ann Marie Fallon, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Fisher. 
Fisher's president, Dr. Gerard J. Rooney, added that partnerships of this nature align well with the College's mission of delivering a student-centered education.

"Fisher was founded as a liberal arts institution that develops intellectual skills and curiosity within our students," Rooney said. "Partnerships such as this allow our students to continue their education seamlessly and to enhance those skills, hone their professional interests, and aptly prepare them for their chosen careers."

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About Northeast College: Northeast College of Health Sciences, formerly New York Chiropractic College, in Seneca Falls, N.Y., offers an education like no other to build professionals who have no equal. The College is recognized as a leading institution for the education and training of natural healthcare professionals and academicians, and its graduate programs in areas such as chiropractic, nutrition, and health sciences education are rooted in a commitment to academic excellence, leadership, and professional best practices. For more information about educational partnerships at Northeast College, visit

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About St. John Fisher College: St. John Fisher College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in Pittsford, N.Y. The campus community consists of over 2,600 full-time undergraduates, nearly 200 part-time undergraduates, and nearly 1,000 graduate students. Founded in 1948 by the Congregation of St. Basil as a Catholic College for men, St. John Fisher College became independent in 1968 and coeducational in 1971. As it moves through the twenty-first century, the College remains true to its Catholic and Basilian heritage. The College now offers 38 academic majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, education, and nursing, as well as 11 pre-professional programs. Fisher also offers a variety of master's and doctoral programs in business, nursing, education, pharmacy, sport management, and public health. 

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