Deadlines for Admission and Financial Aid

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) encourages prospective students to adhere to the following application deadlines, which were established to support the financial aid processing timeline. All applicants are encouraged to apply for federal financial aid at the time they apply for admission to an academic degree program, or as early as January 1 of each year.


Fall 2019

Spring 2019

Summer 2019

Priority Deadline

May 1, 2019

November 12, 2018

March 30, 2019

NOTE: CDU programs offer rolling admissions. Applications are considered after the recommended deadlines until the class is filled.
Timeline for federal aid processing for applicants who apply by the priority deadline for the fall semester:
January 1st

  • Priority deadline for submitting application for scholarship consideration for fall 2019

January 1st to March 2nd 2019

  • Deadline for Cal Grant Eligible students to apply for the Cal Grant.  For information on HOW to complete the Cal Grant Application:
  • Student applies for federal financial aid online at . The Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science code is 013653.

March 2nd 2019

  • It is recommended for students who meet eligibility criteria to submit a FAFSA and all required documents by March 2nd 2019
  • Financial aid award letters will be available and mailed within two to three weeks from receipt of all required financial aid documents.

May 1:

  • National deadline for incoming students to submit their intent to enroll for fall 2019.

    • Note:  It is recommended to submit the intent to enroll and the tuition deposit within two weeks of being accepted.  Many programs at CDU are impacted.