Charles R. Drew University (CDU) of Medicine and Science encourages applications from individuals with a strong interest and passion for dedicating their career to providing quality and compassionate service to underserved communities. Admission to Charles Drew University is a competitive process and applications are considered individually and in their entirety. In selecting students, each program considers evidence of the applicant’s integrity, discipline, compassion, and intellectual vigor.

Admission to CDU’s undergraduate and graduate programs is competitive, thus, meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee acceptance to a program. Additionally, all candidates must be available for an in-person interview (or a phone interview if the candidate is out-of-state). The number of students admitted and enrolled every year is determined by approved enrollment levels as well as the capacity of the University and each academic department.

The Office of Admissions accepts applications in accordance with the University’s policy
regarding Deadlines for Admission and Financial Aid.





Priority Deadline

December 1st

August 1st

January 2nd

Recommended Deadline

March 1st

September 1st

February 1st

NOTE:  CDU programs offer rolling admissions and applications are considered after the recommended
deadlines and until the class is filled.

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