Linkage programs

If you want to create an even clearer path to a professional health care school, you can apply to one of our linkage programs, which are formal agreements between professional schools and Cal State Fullerton that offer special consideration to students that meet certain academic requirements.

Travel expenses for interviews can cost up to $5,000 each application cycle, and linkage programs can help you save both time and money by eliminating the need to apply to multiple schools. As a student in our program, you’ll have the added benefit of skipping the "glide year,” the time between completing the program and entering a professional school. Once you’ve been accepted into a school’s linkage program, you can transition directly from our program to theirs.

Students enrolled in the CSUF’s Pre-Health Professions Postbaccalaureate Program are eligible to apply once they have completed their first year courses. To learn more about each of our linkage programs, including eligibility requirements and application instructions, click the links below.

CSUF Pre-health post bacc student Joshua Perese

“One of the great things about this program is that you are with people with similar goals — we all want to get involved and help people. When you put people with those similar mindsets into a room, great things can happen.”

- Joshua Perese

Joshua’s story

Pre-health post bacc dental alum Evan Chang.

"This program taught me professionalism to the next level. All eyes are on you. And that’s not just for when you are applying to medical school, but more importantly when you're out in the real world."

- Evan Chang, Columbia Dental School graduate

Evan’s storyAlumni Stories

What’s your next step?

Learn more about our programs at an advising appointment or by joining the pre-health email list. By joining the list you will also receive program and application updates.


What's your next step

Let’s talk! Book an advising appointment with Program Manager Brandy Schaal.