Admission Interview

The Office of Admissions will email or phone you if you have been selected for an interview on campus. We have transitioned to a paperless system and, therefore; will not communicate with our applicants via regular mail. It is the responsibility of the applicant to frequently check their PharmCAS account and their email communications throughout the admission cycle for updates to their status with CNUCOP.

Travel Information

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Airport and Airlines
The nearest airport is Sacramento International Airport, located about 26 minutes from Elk Grove. Several major airlines serve this airport, which include: American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, Southwest, United, and US Airways.

Travelling to Campus

From the Airport:
Taxi fare from the airport to Elk Grove can be very expensive, ranging anywhere from $100 ~ $120 round trip. We recommend renting a car or taking the Super Shuttle. Several car rental companies are located at the airport including Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National. Super Shuttle reservations can be made at supershuttle.com for trips to and from the campus at a reasonable fee. Please note: The shuttle will usually be full and will drop passengers off at multiple locations in the Sacramento area, so allow for at least 45 minutes to an hour for the shuttle to reach our campus. The Super Shuttle booth is located near the airport baggage area.

Driving:
Once you are nearing the city of Elk Grove on Interstate 5, take the Elk Grove Blvd exit. If travelling from the north, take the off ramp and turn left on Elk Grove Blvd. Go across the overpass and turn right at the first light which is West Taron Drive. After one stop sign, the college parking lot is the second parking lot on the right. The college address is 9700 West Taron Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757. The college is contained in a two-story glass, stucco, and brick building. If travelling from the south, take the Elk Grove Blvd exit and turn right at the first light which is West Taron Drive. After one stop sign, the college parking lot is the second parking lot on the right.

The Interview

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Interview sessions typically last 5 and-a-half hours. Invitations are sent via email. Plan to arrive 30 minutes early to check in and prepare for the interview session. Dress attire is professional. Applicants are encouraged to arrive at the time recommended in their interview confirmation. Candidates interview with one faculty and one faculty/student panel. The interviews are conducted in a modified multiple mini interview format. The focal points of the interview are assessing the candidate’s critical thinking, as well as their verbal and written communication skills.

California Northstate University College of Pharmacy ♦ 9700 West Taron Drive ♦ Elk Grove, CA 95757 ♦ Phone: (916) 686-7400