Empowering Leaders for the Future of Healthcare

Welcome to Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science! Our Admissions Team is dedicated to guiding you seamlessly through the application process. We believe in fostering a student-centered journey, providing you with all the resources and support you need to embark on your academic adventure with us.

Become a Student at CDU

Ready to become a CDU student? Learn more about the admissions process for your primary program of interest.

Undergraduate Students

Students who are high school graduates or transfer students seeking an Associate or Bachelor’s degree.

Graduate Students

Students seeking to continue their education beyond graduation by pursing a Certificate or Masters degree.

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Doctoral and Post-Graduate Students

Students seeking to earn a doctoral degree or post-graduate certificate.

Transferring to CDU or applying from outside of the United States?

Learn more about the admissions process for your primary program of interest.

The CDU Admissions Process

Step 1

Apply to your program of interest

Each of CDU’s academic programs have unique admission requirements and many programs also have a specific application.

Step 2

Provide supporting information

Based on your program of interest, you may also need to provide a recommendation, test scores or additional documents.

Step 3

Apply for 
Financial Aid

Interested in receiving federal or state financial aid, or CDU scholarships? Our team will support you through the process.

Financial Aid

We understand your education is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. And CDU is here to help you through the process. More than 80% of CDU students receive some form of aid.

For more information and to start your financial aid application, use the helpful links below.

Our Campus

We invite you to visit our south Los Angeles campus or take a virtual tour to learn more about CDU. Explore our student-centered University and learn more about our committment to cultivating diverse health professions leaders.

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Accepted Students

Have you already been accepted into a program at CDU? Learn more about the next steps as you prepare to join our community.

Services for CDU Students

We offer a range of services to support our students.

  • Academic Support
  • Career Services
  • Health & Wellness

Important Enrollment Dates