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Important Communication Policy for Fall 2021 College of Medicine Applicants: To ensure that all applicants have an equal and ethical assessment of their application; all inquiries regarding your application and materials are to be directed and submitted to the Admissions Office only at 916-686-7300 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Any type of communication made by the applicant (or applicant’s parents, employers/supervisors, and faculty/advisors) to the CNU President, College of Medicine Dean, or Admissions Committee members is strictly prohibited.  Any attempt to do so will be viewed as “inappropriate communication” and may negatively impact your application due to failing to follow the Communication Policy as stated.


Timeline for CNUCOM Fall 2021 Applicants

May 04, 2020

AMCAS application portal opens for data entry

May 31, 2020

AMCAS application submission begins

July 01, 2020

Invitations to complete CNUCOM Supplemental Application begins

August 01, 2020

Deadline to complete/submit application to AMCAS for Early Decision Program (EDP)

September 2020

CNUCOM Interviews for Fall ’21 begin

October 01, 2020

EDP admission decisions released to candidates per AMCAS Traffic Rules

December 18, 2020

Deadline to complete Primary Application to AMCAS

January 15, 2021

Final Deadline to submit completed Supplemental Application to College of Medicine (Each Applicant will have a different deadline based on the 21 day deadline with an Eastern Time cut off, from the date an applicant is e-mailed the link for the primary application)

April 30, 2021

Deadline for candidates to select only one institution to hold position for Fall ’21 per the AMCAS Traffic Rules. Candidates may remain on the Waitlist at other institutions during this time.

July 21, 2021

Orientation begins

July 26, 2021

First day of the Fall ’21 Semester

  • Applicants are encouraged to apply early to remain competitive.
  • CNUCOM utilizes the “Rolling Admissions” acceptance method
  • Visit the AMCAS website for specific details about the application process, fees, and Traffic Rules.

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