Bachelor of Science to Doctor of Medicine (BS-MD) Pathway



The BS-MD Pathways are designed for high school applicants who have achieved the following GPAs and test scores:

Admission requirements for BS-MD Program
  2+4 BS-MD 3+4 BS-MD

4+4 BS-MD

Min HS GPA 3.75 3.60 3.50

Min SAT (March

2016 and later)

1400 1350 1250
Min SAT (before March 2016) 1360 1290 1200
Min ACT 31 29 27
Interview (Phone) Required Required Required

Unweighted GPA

**New score (Math & Evidence-Based Reading and Writing).

Application Due Dates

The 2+4 BS- MD students will begin class during the Summer term while 3+4 and 4+4 BS-MD students will begin class in the Fall term. Because of the tight application timeline, we highly recommended early application by October 31 in order to allow time for scheduling an interview in November.

August 1 Application Opens

Submit Online Application with Application Fee

October 31 Priority Application Deadline

Admissions Timeline

May 1 Last Day to Apply to start in June. Applicants seeking admission to the 2+4 BS-MD Pathway must meet this deadline because this program begins in June.

May 26 Last Day to Apply to start in August. Applicants to the 3+4 and 4+4 BS-MD Pathways typically start in August.

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 priority deadline to be considered for the BS-MD Pathways (2 + 4, 3 + 4, and 4+4) is October 31. In order to be considered for the first round of interviews, your online application and supporting documents (SAT or ACT; official high school transcripts) must be received by October 31.
If you are sending documents via physical mail (USPS, or other carriers), it is recommended that they are postmarked no later than October 17 so that there is sufficient time to reach our office.  Only students with complete applications by October 31 will be offered an interview during the first round of admissions.
SAT scores from the early October test date may not be available in time for the priority deadline, therefore applicants may submit an earlier version of the SAT or the PSAT for evaluation by October 31 (postmarked no later than October 17). 

Communication Ethics Policy for CHS Applicants 

For accurate, up-to-date information regarding academic programs, applications, and admissions, please contact College of Health Sciences (CHS) Admissions directly by email ( We will help guide you through the application and admission processes for our highly sought-after Bachelor of Science, BS-MD Combined Programs.


Phone: 916-686-7300




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