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NOW accepting application’s for SPRING & FALL 2020

Spring 2020 - priority deadline - January 17, 2020

We welcome you to visit our college, take a tour, sit in on classes, and get a treatment in the student intern clinic to become more familiar with ASAOM and our programs. 

Contact us at or use the contact box at the bottom of this page to attain further information or request a copy of the school catalog.

Please state in your email which program your are interested in along with the term and year you plan to attend.

For information on Tuition and Financial Aid options - CLICK HERE

Please indicate on your Application Form which of the programs below you are applying for. All application materials that are mailed should be addressed: "Attention Admissions".

M.Ac.O.M. Program Information
ASAOM is currently accepting applications for Spring 2020 (April) and Fall 2020 (September) to be considered for 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. Candidates who are accepted have two-weeks to make a decision and mail in their Intent to Enroll Agreement.

M.Ac. Program Information
ASAOM is currently accepting applications for Spring 2020 (April) and Fall 2020 (September) to be considered for admission into the M.Ac. program (all students, if accepted, enroll first as M.Ac. student, and can later declare M.Ac.OM). 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. Candidates who are accepted have two-weeks to make a decision and mail in their Intent to Enroll Agreement.

The admissions process includes turning in your completed application for review. Upon approval, applicants receive an invitation to interview. Candidates for admission must demonstrate maturity, academic ability, and sincerity to enter the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Decisions regarding acceptance are made within two-weeks after a candidate’s Interview Day. If accepted, students will receive a "Provisional Acceptance" until all requirements mandated by the Admissions Panel are met. Provisionally Accepted students must complete and pass a background check as part of their acceptance requirements. Candidates for ASAOM’s programs are accepted until a cohort is full. Some applicants may be placed on a wait-list basis.

If you will be requiring Financial Aid - be sure to consult the Direct Loan What To Do document (mentioned in the final step below). Complete the steps in this document to provide ASAOM’s Financial Aid department with the necessary information to aid in planning your financial setup.


  • Completed ASAOM application

  • $150 application fee (non-refundable)

  • Two recent passport-sized photographs

  • Official transcripts from an accredited college, conferring a minimum of 60 semester credits (90 quarter credits) sent directly to ASAOM from the originating institution. Foreign Students, and students who attended college outside of the United States, must submit a course-by-course foreign transcript evaluation directly to ASAOM though a credential-evaluation service. Please consult the NACES website to order from a directory list of members: Important: Transfer Students - if you are transferring from an Acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine College outside of the US, please contact our Admissions Department ( for further information.

  • Essay of intention, 500-word minimum, stating:

    • Reason for undertaking this program

    • Understanding of the time commitment, energy, and dedication needed to succeed

    • Five reasons for choosing ASAOM in pursuing your degree

    • Your vision following graduation

  • A letter from a licensed acupuncturist stating you have had at least two acupuncture 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), taiji, and qigong

  • 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 department ( - Before doing so, review the Direct Loan - What To Do document and complete the additional steps to ensure the FA officer has all pertinent information prior to your interview


*Attention, International Students

*English Language Requirement: Effective as of January 1, 2020 - in accordance with ACAOM regulations (page 3) - English language competency must be demonstrated by all students seeking admission to the program. The program must confirm required oral and written English competency via one of the following:

1) Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (TOEFL® iBT) Acceptable scores: TOEFL iBT total score – 80 and TOEFL iBT speaking score – 26; or

2) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Acceptable scores: IELTS overall band score 6.5 (Academic Format) and IELTS spoken band score – 8.0;

3) 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 accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. English must have been the language of instruction and the language of the curriculum used.

Key points - Acceptable scores are identical across all ACAOM graduate-level degree programs, and are consistent with comparable health professions under the Federal Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).

Transfer Policy: All transfer 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 or by speaking with Admissions) and provide records of previous college credit.  It may also be necessary to submit additional documentation and/or take a competency exam in specific course material.   Acceptance of transfer credit does not necessarily affect the overall cost of the program or the length of time to complete the program.  Please contact our Admissions Department ( for more information, or use the form below.

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.

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