How to Apply

How to Apply
Before you apply, we encourage you to visit the school, take a tour, sit in on classes, and get a treatment in the student intern clinic in order to become more familiar with our programs.  Please contact us at for information. Please state in your email which program you are interested in applying for.

M.Ac.O.M. Program Admissions
ASAOM is currently still accepting applications for Spring and Fall 2019 admission into the M.Ac.O.M. program.  Applicants with plans to complete some prerequisites prior to fall entry may be considered on a contingency basis. Applicants will be notified of their admissions status within two weeks after their interview. Applicants who are accepted will have two weeks to make a decision and send in their enrollment agreement.

M.Ac. Program Admissions
ASAOM is currently still accepting applications for Spring and Fall 2019 admission into the M.Ac. program. Early application is recommended. Applicants with plans to complete some prerequisites prior to the end of the first quarter in school may be accepted on a contingency basis.

Decisions regarding acceptance are made within two weeks after the interview. Applicants are accepted until the class is full.  Some applicants may be placed on a wait-list basis. Candidates for admission must demonstrate maturity, academic ability and sincerity to enter the field of Oriental medicine.


  • $150 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs.
  • Official transcripts from a baccalaureate college, documenting a minimum of 60 semester credits  (90 quarter credits) sent directly to ASAOM from the originating institution. Make the attention to Admissions. Transcripts from other countries must be translated into English and evaluated by a credential-evaluation service. We suggest World Education Service (
  • Official transcript from high school confirming graduation.  If a high school transcript is not available confirming graduation, a GED or equivalent can be accepted.
  • Essay of intention, 350 word minimum, stating:
      1. Reasons for undertaking this program
      2. Understanding of the commitment of time, energy and dedication to succeed
      3. Your vision post-­‐graduation
  • A letter from a licensed practitioner indicating at least two treatments.
  • A statement from a physician (can be your acupuncturist), stating you are in good health to complete a medical degree and participate in physical activities, such as Tuina (Asian Bodywork Therapy), Taichi and Qi Gong.
  • Proof of negative PPD test (tuberculosis skin test).
  • A typed professional resume.
  • Two professional letters of reference.
  • A scheduled appointment (via telephone or in person) with the Financial Aid Advisor.


English Language Requirement: All classes are taught in English. If the admissions committee has any concerns regarding the applicant’s written and/or verbal fluency, the applicant will be required to score at least 500 on the PBT or 173 on the CPT of the TOEFL exam. The applicant may also be asked to take the Test for Spoken English (TSE).

Transfer Policy: All applicants to the ASAOM program are expected to enter at the beginning of the program. Assessment of transfer credit is done on a case-by-case basis.  Students must submit a Transfer Credit Request Form (available through the Academic Dean) and provide records of previous college credit.  It may also be necessary to submit additional documentation and/or take a competency exam in the material.   Acceptance of transfer credit does not affect the overall cost of the program or the length of time to complete the program.  Please contact for more information.

Non-Discrimination Policy: The Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or age.