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Important Communication Policy for Fall 2017 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 ext. 177 or via e-mail at 

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 2017 Applicants

May 01, 2016

AMCAS application portal opens for data entry

June 01, 2016

AMCAS application submission begins

July 01, 2016

Invitations to complete CNUCOM Supplemental Application opens

August 01, 2016

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

September 2016

CNUCOM Interviews for Fall ’17 begins

October 01, 2016

EDP admission decisions released to candidates per AMCAS Traffic Rules

December 15, 2016

Deadline to complete Primary Application to AMCAS

February 28, 2017

Deadline to submit completed Supplemental Application to College of Medicine

May 01, 2017

Deadline for candidates to select only one institution to hold position for Fall ’17 per the AMCAS Traffic Rules. Candidates may remain on the Waitlist at other institutions during this time.

August 02, 2017

Orientation begins

August 07, 2017

First day of the Fall '17 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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