Now accepting students for Fall 2017


Congratulations to our Pre-Med Post-Bacc students (2015-2016)!

  • 6 students are admitted to CNU College of Medicine (class of 2020)
  • 1 student is admitted to CNU College of Pharmacy (class of 2020)
  • 1 student is accepted to Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine (class of 2020)

We are pleased to announce the CalPOST-BAC Student Stipends for 2016-2017.Click here for more information

California Northstate University (CNU) offers Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate (PMPB) programs for students aiming for an advanced degree in the health professions. This comprehensive learning experience prepares students for admission to professional health schools.

The length of study is one year and suited for students interested in enhancing their science GPAs and MCAT scores. Typically, students have already completed all pre-requisites for admissions to a professional health school (Medicine, Pharmacy, etc.).

MCAT Review: Intensive MCAT Review is offered in the summer via a partnership with Kaplan, Inc. Students may opt out of the summer review class after consultation with an advisor at CHS.

The PMPB program is offered in a collaborative and supportive environment of the CHS. It also provides students with significant career development counselling, intercultural awareness and communication, and opportunities to interact with faculty from CNU’s College of Medicine (COM) and College of Pharmacy (COP).



When completing the PMPB coursework, students are equipped with sharpened critical thinking, writing, interview skills, and a more robust, competitive application portfolio.

The PMPB offers the following bonuses:

Pre-Med Post-Baccalaureate Bonus: After successfully completing the PMPB coursework, each student’s faculty advisor will write a comprehensive letter of recommendation for qualified students who wish to apply to professional school.

Medical School Bonus: Students who successfully complete the PMPB coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2, and an MCAT score of 510 or higher will be guaranteed an American Medical College Application Services (AMCAS) interview with the CNU College of Medicine.

Pharmacy School Bonus: Students who successfully complete the PMPB coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.6 will be guaranteed a Pharmacy College Application Services (PHARMCAS) interview with CNU College of Pharmacy.

The full tuition for the 2016 PMPB program is $30,690 (including the summer MCAT review). Tuition and fees are charged to students on a full-time (12 units), semester basis. Enrollment is not complete until tuition and fees are paid.

Tuition for students who opt to take individual courses will be based on a per credit basis and will depend on the number of credits taken in a given term. Financial aid is not available to students paying tuition on a per credit basis.

For information about financial aid options, please contact the CNU Financial Aid Office:

JoAnne Hansana, Financial Aid Administrator
9700 West Taren Drive
Elk Grove, CA 95757
Phone: (916) 686-8784
Fax: (916) 686-8145
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Phone: 916-686-8378


California Northstate University
College of Health Sciences
2910 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

College Code

SAT College Code: 7669
ACT College Code: 7032