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Applying to the College


Academic Requirements

Applicants for the Graduate School of Oriental Medicine must have completed at least two years of education at the baccalaureate level with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Specifically, applicants must have completed a minimum of 60 undergraduate trimester credits (90 quarter credits), that is appropriate preparation for graduate level work, or the equivalent (e.g., certification in a medical profession requiring at least the equivalent training of a registered nurse or physician's assistant), at a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education. Nine of these credits must be in the biosciences. If a student does not have the nine bioscience credits, they may satisfy this requirement by taking Anatomy & Physiology I & II and Chemistry for the Health Sciences while enrolled in the program with the condition that those credits are successfully passed with a grade of C or better by the end of their first year to remain in the program.

Admissions Requirements

The admissions process is designed not only to assess the academic strength of the candidate, but also his/her desire and ability to benefit from the program of choice. Many facets of a candidate are considered: communication skills, intelligence, maturity, willingness to embrace and promote the principles of holistic health, and potential for personal growth. In accordance with New York State guidelines, a candidate must either hold U.S. citizenship, or be an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States, or hold a valid visa. New York College is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. Proper documentation must be provided by a foreign applicant for an application to be considered. Applicants are considered on the basis of individual merit without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, creed, disability, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Advanced Standing

Applicants who wish to be considered for advanced standing in one or more subject areas must make their request in writing to the Admissions Counselor at the time of their admissions interview. Applications for advanced standing in the form of Challenge Examination, examination waivers or transfer credits must be completed by the end of the student's first year of study or the student may be dropped from the program. Requests for advanced placement examinations must be made to the Admissions Office. There is a fee of $325.00 per course for each Prior Learning/Challenge Exam. If the examination is not successfully passed the student must take the course. The fee for the exam will be applied to the tuition for the course.

For your convenience, the catalog can be downloaded in pdf format, and the application can be completed on-line:

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