Cal State L.A. - Information for Applicants to the RUSH Program


 

 

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Application
to the RUSH Program

Interested students will be required
to submit an application form and three letters of recommendation
from their high school science or mathematics faculty. Online
forms are available here. To download the application please
make sure you have Adobe Acrobat (
download
free here
). Program application: RUSH Program Application Form and Letter
of reccommendation.

Please be advised that you must separately
apply and be admitted to the University. Applications for admission
are available at
www.calstatela.edu/univ/admiss/appreq.htm. Visit the University at www.calstatela.edu.

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RUSH Student
Fellow Selection Criteria:

The RUSH Program Advisory Committee
will evaluate the application of candidates and three letters
of recommendation from their high school science or mathematics
faculty.

Students must enroll in undergraduate
majors at Cal State LA in disciplines useful in the biomedical
sciences (chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, biology, microbiology,
mathematics, or related fields). In addition, students must have:

  • demonstrated high academic ability
    in course work (a grade point average of 3.5 and good letters
    of recommendation are desirable).
  • completed college preparatory high
    school courses in biology, chemistry, physics and pre-calculus.
  • achieved a strong score on the SAT
    or ACT exam.
  • participated in science activities,
    such as science clubs, summer research, or in science fairs.
  • shown an interest in a career in the
    sciences or mathematics and a desire to do independent research.
  • demonstrated a determination to enter
    graduate programs leading to the Ph.D. in science or mathematics
    following completion of the Bachelor of Science degree.
  • either U.S. citizenship or legal permanent
    residency.

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Interviews
Students considered
to be qualified for the program will be interviewed by the MBRS-RUSH
Scholars Advisory Committee. The Committee will then make the
final determination on student admission to the program, and
communicate their decision to the applicant.
 


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