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Linkage Agreements

Linkage agreements are formal agreements between CSUSB and other professional or graduate schools. These programs are to serve students that have a strong interest in applying to these schools after they graduate from CSUSB.

Please complete Interest Form if you wish to learn more about these agreements. 

Interest Form

Current agreements are below: 

Lake Eerie College of Medicine (LECOM) - Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Dental

First-year Students:

  • Must have completed at least one year of study as a full time student
  • CSUSB cumulative overall GPA of 3.4 or higher;
  • CSUSB cumulative science GPA of 3.2 or higher

 

Transfer Students:

  • All transfer students must be enrolled prior to starting their third year of undergraduate education.
  • Transfers to the 3+4 Track are not permitted.

 

High School Students: 

4+ Track (Available for all programs)

  • SAT Composite Score ......................................................... ≥1240; or
  • ACT Composite Score ......................................................... ≥ 26; and
  • High School Un-Weighted GPA ........................................... ≥3.5;

3+ Track (Available for Medicine and Pharmacy only)

  • SAT Composite Score ......................................................... ≥1340; or
  • ACT Composite Score ......................................................... ≥ 28; and
  • High School Un-Weighted GPA ........................................... ≥ 3.7
Western University - PharmD

The Early Assurance Program (EAP) is a partnership initiative designed to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to receive an early conditional admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU). 

Students must have a minimum overall and science GPA of 2.75 or above for EAP eligibility. In addition, the following course prerequisites must be completed before applying to the EAP. 

  • One year of general chemistry (with lab) 
  • One semester or two-quarters of organic chemistry (with lab) 
  • One semester or two-quarter of biology 
  • One semester or two-quarters of calculus 

Application Deadline 

Students can apply to the EAP as early as the prerequisites listed above are complete. The EAP application deadline is January 15th of the year prior to the intended year of matriculation. 

Supplemental Application Requirements:

  • Unofficial college transcripts to verify completion of prerequisites 
  • Three references, including one from the linkage advisor 
  • Personal statement and supplemental essays 
Keck Graduate Institute

CSUSB students have the unique opportunity to transition from a baccalaureate degree to any current or future KGI graduate program for which they are eligible. We have developed a pathway to transition students from CSUSB to KGI. This pathway includes application benefits, as outlined for each program below.

View KGI Programs here: https://www.kgi.edu/academics/degrees-certificates/

APPLICATION BENEFITS:

  • Priority consideration for scholarships
  • All programs except PPA (Postbaccalaureate Pre-PA Certificate) and PPC
  • (Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate)
  • Preference for seats in summer programs
  • Expedited application review
  • Application fee waiver: MBS (Master of Business and Science), MEng (Master of Engineering in Biopharmaceutical Processing), MS (Master of Science in Applied Life Sciences), MSMDE (Master of Science in Medical Device Engineering), and MSTM (Master of Science in Translational Medicine) only
  • Standardized test score waiver: MBS (Master of Business and Science), MEng (Master of Engineering in Biopharmaceutical Processing), MS (Master of Science in Applied Life Sciences), and MSMDE (Master of Science in Medical Device Engineering) only
  • Guaranteed interview: All programs except MSGC (Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling)
  • One letter of recommendation waiver: Only MSGDA (Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics)

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Complete all baccalaureate degree requirements at CSUSB
  • Graduate with a cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0
  • Grade of “C” or better in each prerequisite course.
  • Complete 60+ hours of internship, work, shadowing, clinical, or research experience in an academic, nonprofit, corporate, or laboratory environment related to your program of study
  • Complete a major at CSUSB that is related to your chosen field of study at KGI
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Please note that WesternU/COMP has a limited amount of slots designated for the Linkage program. As a result, WesternU/COMP may be unable to accept all applicants to the Linkage program.

Acceptance to the WesternU/COMP linkage program is NOT an automatic offer of admission to WesternU/COMP. Students who are accepted to the linkage program, and who successfully complete the requirements, will have a seat held for them in an appropriate entry class, which is usually the August after completion of your current program.  This offer will be contingent upon meeting all required elements of the linkage agreement, which will be provided to candidates at the initial offer to link.   Assuming a linkage student meets all the required conditions, a formal offer of admission to WesternU/COMP will come in the Spring prior to anticipated matriculation.

Linkage candidates will be expected to fill out an AACOMAS application and submit additional documentation as required by the Office of Admissions when the candidate is being considered for an offer of seat in the class to WesternU/COMP.  The application to the linkage program will not be evaluated as part of the overall application to matriculate to COMP.  A detailed timeline of the linkage process will be provided with the formal offer to link.

  • Please submit interest form above or email hpac@csusb.edu. 
  • Meet with CSUSB HPAC prior to applying to the linkage program. Application will be sent to student after reviewing prerequisites and additional supporting documents. 
  • Complete and send linkage application to HPAC@csusb.edu.
  • Application will require to complete the following:
  1. THREE letters of recommendation: TWO from science or math faculty in your current program & ONE additional Letter of Recommendation. Additionally, although not required, but preferred a letter from a DO or MD (DO preferred)
  2. Transcripts from ALL institutions attended
  3. Completed science GPA calculations of ALL science classes taken. Required prerequisites. 
  4. MCAT scores OR anticipated test date (must be taken by January of year intended to matriculate to COMP)
  5. Personal statements
  6. Apply to program a minimum prior to graduating.