How to Apply

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 American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine accepts applications for most of its program for each of the three semesers: fall, spring, and summer. Application materials will only be accepted for the up-coming semester once the online application cycle is open. 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 a time for an interview will be scheduled. Applicants will be notified of their status within 3 weeks following the interview (phone 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:*

Spring 2020

October 15, 2019 – First priority deadline for Spring 2020 – guaranteed review if all materials submitted by this date.

November 15, 2019 – Final deadline (pending space availability after the priority deadline passed).

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 to discuss their options.
  3. Demonstrated competency in English, or a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based (PBT) TOEFL test or 80 on internet test for international students.
    • TOEFL: 80 test score.
      TOEFL is an Internet-based test. The CIIS TOEFL code is 4807. Visit the TOEFL website.
    • Pearson’s Test of English Academic (PTE): 53 test score.
      Visit the Pearson’s website.
    • IELTS 6.5 band score
      Visit the IELTS website

*Approval status for the foreign equivalency of each institution will be determined by the Admissions Committee.

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