We appreciate your interest in our PMPB program and we look forward to helping you reach your goal – admission to healthcare school. Before you apply to our PMPB, please carefully review the following academic requirements that we use evaluate each application. We also suggest you review the frequently asked questions here.

  • A bachelor’s degree in science or health-related discipline. The PMPB requires a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited four-year institution or a non-U.S. equivalent institution (foreign credentials evaluation is required).
  • Minimum Coursework Requirements:
    • 2 Semesters, 3 quarters or 1 Year of English
    • 2 Semesters, 3 quarters or 1 Year of Biology with laboratory
    • 2 Semesters, 3 quarters or 1 Year of Inorganic (General) Chemistry with laboratory
    • 2 Semesters, 3 quarters or 1 Year of Organic Chemistry with laboratory
    • 2 Semesters, 3 quarters or 1 Year of Physics with laboratory
    • 1 Semester or 2 quarters of Mathematics
  • Other Recommended Courses: Social sciences - Behavioural sciences – Languages – Anatomy – Physiology – Biochemistry – Microbiology - Immunology

GPA and MCAT Requirements: The PMPB program is recommended for students interested in medical school who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a science GPA of 2.7 or higher in their undergraduate coursework. An MCAT score of 497 or higher is preferred but not required.

GPA and PCAT: Students interested in other professional health fields such as Pharmacy may also benefit from our PMPB. The California Northstate University College of Pharmacy does not require the PCAT and our PMPB does not offer PCAT preparation. Nevertheless, students can still enhance their academic preparation for seeking pharmacy school admission.

In the event that your academic performance does not meet the requirements or you want to improve your science GPA, you may enroll in our undergraduate program as a non-degree seeking student for up to two semesters. If you decide to pursue this route, please contact: admissions.chs@cnsu.edu for detail.

Application Opens - August 1, 2016

Summer MCAT Review (June- August)*: apply by April 1, 2017

Academic Year 2017-2018: apply by June 15, 2017

      Fall semester: 8/28-12/20

      Spring semester: 1/22-5/25

If you miss these deadlines please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on space availability.

*The Admissions Committee will recommend if a summer MCAT review course is suitable for you after evaluation of your application materials.

  1. Our PMPB is highly competitive and has limited seats, so please review the aforementioned academic requirements and decide the best option for you.
  2. If you meet the academic performance requirements, complete an online application form (including a Statement of Purpose) here: APPLY NOW!
  3. Email an updated resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  4. Email your AMCAS report to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  5. If you do not have an AMCAS report, mail copies of all college transcripts to:
    PMPB Admissions
    College of Health Sciences
    California Northstate University
    2910 Prospect Park Drive
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.

Communication Ethics Policy for CHS Applicants:

For accurate, up-to-date information regarding academic programs, applications, and admissions, please contact CHS Admissions directly by phone (916.686.7657), or by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We will help guide you through the application and admission processes for our highly sought-after Bachelor of Science, Pre-Medicine to Doctor of Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy to Doctor of Pharmacy, and Pre-Medicine Post-Baccalaureate (PMPB) programs.

To ensure you receive precise information tailored to your specific situation and needs, please contact CHS Admissions directly. Our staff will provide you with the most current and detailed information possible. For all questions, inquiries, and appeals about CHS, contact our office via phone (916.686.7657) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We look forward to working with you and showing you how much CHS has to offer!

Contact

Phone: 916-686-7657
info.chs@cnsu.edu

Address

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