CHSU-COM

Accepted students

Congratulations on your acceptance to CHSU-COM! The information below will help you get prepared for your medical school journey.

Welcome to the CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2028!

We are excited to have you join us on campus in July. Please review the information below to help you prepare for the upcoming academic year.

Welcome to CHSU-COM Campus

TOUR THE CHSU-COM BUILDING

Dear Members of the CHSU-COM Class of 2028,

We are excited to have you join us! You are invited to see our virtual tour of the CHSU-COM Building. I’m so excited for you to see our classrooms, study areas, professional Teaching Kitchen, Simulation Center and more! I hope you all stay safe and healthy!

Sincerely,

John Graneto, DO
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Video Recorded webinars & presentations

Visit the CHSU-COM Accepted Students playlist on the university YouTube channel to find exclusive information to help you through the admissions and enrollment process.

Your Journey to DO

Check out this special message from the AACOM, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) welcoming you into the beginning of your medical career.


Important to-do’s

Dates & Deadlines

March 15, 2024Matriculation Deadline for anyone that deposited prior to January 1, 2024
This includes immunizations, background check, and drug screen.
April 15, 2024Matriculation Deadline for anyone that deposited between January 1 – February 28, 2024
This includes immunizations, background check, and drug screen.
June 15, 2024Matriculation Deadline for anyone that deposited between March 1 – April 30, 2024
This includes immunizations, background check, and drug screen.
TBAT-Shirt Order Deadline
Additional T-shirt sizes will be ordered for those admitted after the due date. More information coming soon
June 21, 2024Tuition Bills Due
Consideration is made for those admitted close to or after this date. For questions, please contact businessoffice@chsu.edu
June 21, 2024Financial Aid Due
Consideration is made for those admitted close to or after this date. More information at: https://osteopathic.chsu.edu/financial-aid-scholarships-tuition/. For questions, please contact financialaid@chsu.edu
July 1, 2024Prerequisite Completion and Final Transcripts Due
For questions, please contact COMAdmissions@chsu.edu
TBAIncoming Student Survey Due
More information coming soon
For questions, please contact comstudentaffairs@chsu.edu
TBAComplete Direct Deposit (ACH) Form Due
More information coming soon. For questions, please contact businessoffice@chsu.edu
TBALASSI Form Due
More information coming soon
July 10, 2024Pick-up Day Signups Due
Sign up for your Pick-up Day time slot. More information coming soon
Refer to Deposit DateBackground Check and Drug Screen Due
You should have received one email from AACOMAS for the background check and one email from CHSU for the drug screen. Both items are completed in the ‘my application station’ portal of Certiphi. For questions, please contact Tom Thao, tthao@chsu.edu

Deposits paid prior to January 1, 2024, must complete matriculation requirements by March 15, 2024.

Deposits paid between January 1 and February 28, 2024, must complete matriculation requirements by April 15, 2024.


Deposits paid between March 1 and April 30, 2024, must complete matriculation requirements by June 15, 2024.


Deposits paid after May 1, 2024, must complete matriculation requirements within 30 days of depositing.
Refer to Deposit DateImmunizations Due
You will receive an email from ‘myrecordtracker’. Some immunizations can take up to 6 months, so get the process started NOW. Failure to complete immunizations may impact your ability to participate in OPP, Clinical Skills, and potentially the White Coat Ceremony. Please be sure you are up to date on these items. For questions, please contact Tom Thao, tthao@chsu.edu

Deposits paid prior to January 1, 2024, must complete matriculation requirements by March 15, 2024.

Deposits paid between January 1 and February 28, 2024, must complete matriculation requirements by April 15, 2024.


Deposits paid between March 1 and April 30, 2024, must complete matriculation requirements by June 15, 2024.


Deposits paid after May 1, 2024, must complete matriculation requirements within 30 days of depositing.
July 12, 2024Pick-Up Day (MANDATORY)
Arrive at your scheduled time slot. More information coming soon
July 16-19, 2024Orientation (MANDATORY)
See brief Orientation Itinerary below. More information coming soon
July 22, 2024Fall Semester Begins
TBAWhite Coat Ceremony

CHSU-COM Class of 2028 Orientation Brief Itinerary

Friday, July 12th Time TBA – Pick-up Day

Please come dressed in Business Professional attire, as you will be taking your headshot. You are welcome to bring comfortable clothes to change into after your picture, as you will also be fitted for your white coat and scrubs.


Tuesday, July 16th, Time TBA – Orientation Day 1

Attire for this day is also Business Professional, as you will be taking a class photo in the morning with deans and faculty. You are welcome to bring Business Casual clothing to change into for the rest of the day if you would like.


Wednesday, July 17th, Time TBA – Orientation Day 2

Attire for this day is Business Casual.


Thursday, July 18th, Time TBA – Orientation Day 3

Attire for this day is Casual.


Friday, July 19th, Time TBA – Orientation Day 4

Fourth day of orientation. Attire for this day is Casual.

Detailed program will be provided soon.


Background Check and Drug Screening

The Background Check process will be processed through Certiphi and managed through AACOMAS.  AACOMAS will share reports with the school to which you plan to matriculate.

The drug screen will also be processed by Certiphi and CHSU-COM must authorize accepted students so that the drug screen processes can be initiated. This process will begin in the spring, so please be alert for more information about the drug screen. 

Once a student is authorized, Certiphi will send an email to the student indicating that each of these authorizations (which are separate) has been completed.

The initial fee for the background check is a deposit. The fee will vary between individuals (e.g. if you have 10 aliases it will cost more than if you have only used one name all your life). Once the background check is complete the remainder of the deposit will be returned.

The drug screen fee pertains to one visit to Quest and the processing of one sample. If, for whatever reason, your sample turns out to be inadequate, you will have to pay for a second screen.

PLEASE NOTE: CHSU expects students to follow Federal Law with respect to drug usage (i.e. NOT the laws of their legal state of residence and NOT California law).

Deposits paid prior to January 1, 2024, must complete matriculation requirements by March 15, 2024.

Deposits paid between January 1 and February 28, 2024, must complete matriculation requirements by April 15, 2024.


Deposits paid between March 1 and April 30, 2024, must complete matriculation requirements by June 15, 2024.


Deposits paid after May 1, 2024, must complete matriculation requirements within 30 days of depositing.

Immunization Requirements

All incoming students are required to submit immunization records, tuberculosis (TB) information, and verification of COVID-19 vaccination and booster prior to beginning their first semester with CHSU-COM.

Students should start the immunization process right away as some vaccinations can take up to 6 months to complete.

Once a student is authorized in the record tracking system, MyRecordTracker will send an email to the student to initiate the process. The student will create an account with MyRecordTracker to provide the requested documents.

Please see the Student User Guide if you need assistance with the MyRecordTracker webpage.

If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please review our Current COVID Prevention Program FAQs.

Deposits paid prior to January 1, 2024, must complete matriculation requirements by March 15, 2024.

Deposits paid between January 1 and February 28, 2024, must complete matriculation requirements by April 15, 2024.


Deposits paid between March 1 and April 30, 2024, must complete matriculation requirements by June 15, 2024.


Deposits paid after May 1, 2024, must complete matriculation requirements within 30 days of depositing.

Official Transcripts

The transcripts that you submitted to AACOMAS with your application are viewed as official, so you do not need to resubmit them.

Students who had in-progress or incomplete CHSU-COM admissions requirements prior to applying will need to submit an official transcript to the COM Admissions Office, showing the successful completion of those requirements. This may include prerequisite courses or a completed Baccalaureate degree.

The CHSU-COM Office of Admissions must receive official, sealed transcripts prior to Orientation, to officially register you in the CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Please request your transcripts as soon as possible after you have completed your coursework.

Any coursework that is not included in your official transcripts received at CHSU, must have a signed letter from the course instructor, indicating your successful completion of the course.  This letter must be on college letterhead and include the assigned grade, and must be submitted to CHSU prior to Orientation. You will still be required to supply an official transcript as soon as one is available.

Send Official, Sealed Transcripts to:
California Health Sciences University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Office of Admissions
2500 Alluvial Avenue
Clovis, CA 93611
(559) 712-4222

Student Health Insurance

California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine requires all students to maintain an acceptable health insurance policy. Students must provide proof of insurance coverage each year throughout enrollment in the program. 

Enrollment and the insurance charge will be waived if proof of other acceptable health insurance is provided by submitting an online waiver before the waiver deadline of June 30, 2024

Here you will find all the information for the CHSU Student Insurance Plan, Enrollment and Waiver Process, and essential documents for the insurance plan.

Order your “THE DEVELOPING PHYSICIAN” Course REQUIRED MATERIALS

In your The Developing Physician (TDP) course, you will learn the important skills necessary to function as a clinical physician. The following is a list of equipment that is required for this course. We have included some options for you to choose from when looking to purchase your equipment. Do not feel obligated to purchase the exact equipment that is listed here, these are merely examples to help you make a choice. If you find your equipment elsewhere, or at a better price, then feel free to purchase it from another provider.

laptop requirements

This document outlines the minimum specifications for laptops to us at CHSU to be effective with the requirements to achieve the learning outcomes of the curriculum. This document is not intended to be a complete specification of system requirements, but rather highlight the required elements of the laptop configurations.

Please download the following software and complete the New Student Laptop On-Boarding by July 1, 2024 in preparation for orientation. If you are unsure of the version to download or if you have any other questions, please contact support@chsu.edu.

*The SafeExam Browser configuration will be provided via email on Tuesday of Orientation week.

Housing Information

There are many housing units within 7 miles of the CHSU campus that students might consider for their housing needs. These properties offer a wide range of rental rates depending on number of bedrooms, amenities, etc. CHSU does not endorse or have any affiliation with the apartments listed. It is recommended that students take a careful look at the desired apartment and complex before making any contractual commitments.

Granville Realty offers a CHSU Partner Program for members of our campus community. See the Granville Rentals flyer for more information about their CHSU Partner Program.


Find Your Community

Get to Know Your Fellow Students

The CHSU-COM Admissions has a private Facebook group to connect students in our incoming class, so they can get to know each other. This is a great place to informally chat with the admissions team, learn about what’s going on in the Fresno/Clovis area, find roommates, or discuss housing options.

To request access to the group, please visit the CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2028 group and click “+ Join Group.”

You will be notified when your request to join the group has been approved by a page administrator.

Phone with COM Class of 2028 group page simulation

CHSU-COM Discovery Guide

Get to Know Fresno County

Fresno County is the heart of California; home to a diverse community, all of whom have a deep pride in our area—and once you’re here, it’s easy to see why. From thrilling outdoor adventures to the heartland of farm-to-fork dining. Three national parksYosemite, Kings Canyon, Sequoia—stand within a 90-minute drive from Fresno or Clovis. Here, the sun shines for more than 300 days of the year, making us a great stop in every season.


I’m Accepted Social Media Graphics

Share that you are accepted to the CHSU-COM on social media with these custom, I’M ACCEPTED graphics.

Be sure to tag CHSU and use our hashtags #CHSUAccepted #CHSUProud

Explore STUDENT ORGANIZATIONs

Enrich your medical school education by getting involved in student organizations! CHSU-COM offers a variety of student organizations for many different specialties and more are being formed.


Buy your chsu apparel

Show off your school spirit by purchasing branded apparel with the CHSU or COM logo. Visit our online store!

hotels with special chsu rates

Some hotels in Fresno, Clovis area offer members of the CHSU campus community special rates at its properties. You will find more information at the reservation link below.