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 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


Application deadlines are as follows:*

Fall 2020

February 15, 2020 – First priority deadline for Fall 2020 – guaranteed review if all materials submitted by this date.

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.

To apply to the Transitional Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (transitional DACM) program you must have completed the following:

  1. Graduation from a Master’s degree program in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine or Oriental Medicine accredited by (or in candidate status with) the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, or the foreign equivalent, with at least 90 college semester units (or 135 quarter units) from undergraduate studies and the proof of completionof general biology, general chemistry and general psychology courses. Status of each institution or foreign equivalent will be determined by the Admissions Committee.
  2. In good standing at the last educational institution attended.
  3. ACTCM will not accept non-matriculated students into the transitional DACM program.
  4. 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:


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


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


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

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To discuss which degree is right for you, contact Admissions

Module Schedule


AY2019-2020 transitional DACM Module Dates

transitional DACM modules
Fall 2019 Cohort
9/13/2019 – 9/16/2019
10/18/2019 – 10/21/2019
12/6/2019 – 12/9/2019
1/10/2020 – 1/13/2020
2/21/2020 – 2/24/2020
3/27/2020 – 3/30/2020
Spring 2020 Cohort
1/10/2020 – 1/13/2020
2/21/2020 – 2/24/2020
3/27/2020 – 3/30/2020
5/29/2020 – 6/1/2020
6/19/2020 – 6/22/2020
7/24/2020 – 7/27/2020

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