How to Apply

We will accept applications for Spring 2021 starting on September 15th. The priority application deadline will be October 15th

To apply, you will need to prepare the following materials to submit with our Online Application: 

• A completed Online Application
• Application fee ($65)
• Official sealed transcripts from all institutions attended
• 2 Letters of Recommendation
• A current resume
• A Statement of Purpose essay

The College accepts applications for the Fall and Spring semester of each year. Applications are reviewed as soon as the Admissions Office has received all of the required application materials. Once materials are received and reviewed, students will be notified and an admissions interview will be scheduled. Applicants will be notified of their status within 2 weeks following the interview (phone or Skype interviews are available for out-of-state and international students).

International Student Information and Admission Requirements

Transfer Student Information

Deadlines

Application deadlines are as follows:*

We will accept applications for Spring 2021 starting on September 15th. The priority application deadline will be October 15th

Applications after this date are considered on a space-available basis and may not be able to be considered if you miss the deadline

*A completed Health Certificate will be required upon acceptance.

*Applications submitted after the application deadline will still be considered. Priority, however, is given to those individuals whose applications are received before the official deadline.

Entry Requirements

To enter the Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) program,

you must have completed the following requirements before applying:

    1. A minimum of 90 semester- or 135 quarter-units from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education or a foreign equivalent.* Credits must be at the college level and be applicable toward a degree program such as an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree.
    2. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.  However, a GPA below 3.0 does not automatically disqualify an applicant and ACTCM will consider prospective students whose GPA is between 2.0 and 3.0. These individuals are required to submit a GPA Statement and are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions at actcmadmissions@ciis.edu to discuss their options.
    3. English language competency, demonstrated by one of the following:
        1. The student must have completed a two-year (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) baccalaureate- or graduate-level, English-based education in an institution:
        • accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education,

or

In all cases, English must have been both the language of instruction and the language of the curriculum used;

 

OR

        1. 2. Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL® iBT) Acceptable scores: TOEFL iBT total score –80;

OR

        1. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Acceptable scores: IELTS overall band score 6.5 (Academic Format)
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