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NYCC Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements for Admission for D.C. Program

Thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Chiropractic program at New York Chiropractic College. Should you have any questions regarding your academic preparedness please contact the Admissions Office at 800-234-NYCC (6922). In order to be admitted into the Doctor of Chiropractic program, candidates must have completed the equivalent of three academic years of undergraduate study (90 semester hours) at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or an equivalent foreign agency with a grade point average in these designated 90 hours of not less than a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

The 90 hours will include a minimum of 24 hours in life and physical science courses and must include at least 1 course in each of the following topics:

These science courses will provide an adequate background for success in the program and at least half of these courses will have a laboratory component.

Candidates who have a grade point average of 2.75 to 2.99 in the designated 90 semester credit hours along with a component of life and physical science coursework may be considered for admission under NYCC’s alternative admissions criteria consistent with the Council on Chiropractic Education’s guidance. Students admitted under these criteria will be provided an individual education plan designed to optimize their opportunity for success.

The Admissions Office will provide a free transcript evaluation to aid in determining a candidate's preparedness. For contact information please visit our admissions team page.

Applicants should also be aware that individual state licensing boards may have slightly different educational requirements for licensure.

Recency of Prerequisite Course Work

Advanced Placement Courses

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Credit Through CLEP or Other Proficiency Examinations

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Technical Standards for Program Success

New York Chiropractic College prepares students to become doctors of chiropractic. Contemporary chiropractic education requires that the accumulation of scientific knowledge be accompanied by the concurrent acquisition of skills, professional attitudes and behavior. New York Chiropractic College maintains that prospective and enrolled students must meet certain technical standards that are essential for successful completion of all phases of the educational program.

Candidates for the Doctor of Chiropractic degree must meet the following technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodations:

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Transfer Applicants

In addition to meeting NYCC’s current entrance requirements, transfer applicants must have met the NYCC entrance requirements in force at the time they enrolled at the health-profession institution from which transfer is sought.

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Outcomes Assessments

A knowledge and skills assessment of every doctor of chiropractic who graduates from New York Chiropractic College is performed throughout the course of study to ensure that they have acquired the proper skills for professional success. They are first measured through tests and performance evaluations in each course, up to and including final examinations. In clinical settings, the broader outcomes of the learning experience – including the ability to retain, integrate and apply the knowledge and skills acquired over the entire program – are measured at regular intervals.

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International Applicants

If your University uses a half credit or full credit system, the following equivalencies apply

3 US credits = .5 credits and 6 US credits = 1 credit

NYCC welcomes applications for our D.C., M.S.A., M.S.A.O.M., M.S.A.C.N. & M.S.H.A.P.I programs from international candidates. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must meet the same entrance requirements as U.S. citizens, or be qualified via a CCE-recognized, non- U.S. equivalency program. International candidates must complete the same application procedures as all others, and must additionally provide the following:

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Academic Requirements for Admission to the M.S.A./M.S.A.O.M. Degree Programs

Overall Guidelines

The field of Oriental medicine draws students of all ages and from all walks of life who share an interest in a holistic approach to healthcare. In assessing applicants, NYCC looks for individuals with:

Direct contact with an acupuncturist as a patient, volunteer assistant or employee is strongly encouraged as a way of becoming more knowledgeable about the field. Applicants trained in another healthcare profession — such as chiropractic, medicine or nursing — are encouraged to apply, and may be eligible to receive credit for prior learning for some or all of the course work in basic sciences and biomedicine completed at another institution.

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Academic Requirements for Admission

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Credit through CLEP or Other Proficiency Examinations

Up to 20 semester hours of a candidate’s preprofessional requirements can be earned through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and certain other college proficiency examinations

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Technical Standards for Program Success

New York Chiropractic College’s Graduate Programs in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine prepares students to become practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Contemporary acupuncture and Oriental medicine education requires that the accumulation of theoretical knowledge be accompanied by the concurrent acquisition of skills, professional attitudes and behavior.

NYCC maintains that prospective and enrolled students must meet certain technical standards that are essential for successful completion of all phases of the educational program. Candidates for the degree must meet the following technical standards with or without reasonable accommodations. Candidates for admission and students must demonstrate –

All of these requirements will be assessed during the admissions period and throughout the educational process.

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Transfer Applicants

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Credit for Prior Learning

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International Applicants

NYCC welcomes applications for our D.C, M.S.A. or M.S.A.O.M. programs from international candidates. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must meet the same entrance requirements as U.S. citizens, or be qualified via a CCE-recognized, non- U.S. equivalency program. International candidates must complete the same application procedures as all others, and must additionally provide the following:

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