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.

Admission Deadline


Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Fall 2020

Undergraduate Submission Deadline

August 1, 2019

November 30, 2019

 April 30, 2020

May 1 (priority for First time in College Students only)
August 1, 2020

Graduate Program Specific Deadlines:

Master of Science in Nursing (FNP and PMHNP)
Post Master’s Certificate (FNP and PMHNP)
Spring 2020 Deadline: Applications now open and closes November 30 2020
Summer 2020 Deadline: Applications now open and closes April 30 2020
Fall 2020 Deadline: Applications now open and closes August 1 2020

Master of Science Nursing-ELM:
Spring 2020 Deadline: October 30th 2019
Fall 2020 Deadline: May 30th 2019

Master of Science in Physician Assistant (CASPA)
Fall 2020 Deadline: Applications open April 2019 and closes January 15 2020

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (PostBacCAS)
Fall 2020 Deadline: Applications open Jan 2020 and closes June 30 2020

Enhanced Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine (PostBacCAS)
Fall 2020 Deadline: Applications open Jan 2020 and closes March 30 2020

Master of Public Health, Urban Health Disparities (SOPHAS)
Fall 2020 Deadline: Opens last week of August 2019 and closes August 2 2020

NOTE: CDU programs offer rolling admissions. Applications are considered after the recommended deadlines until the class is filled. Please note, some programs have separate deadlines, please review the program deadlines on the associated centralized application service platforms (I.E. CASPA, SOPHAS, PostbacCAS)
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 term

January 1st to March 2nd

  • 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

  • It is recommended for students who meet eligibility criteria to submit a FAFSA and all required documents by March 2nd
  • 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 first time in college students to submit their intent to enroll for fall .

    • 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.