Admissions

Feel encouraged to visit the school, take a tour, sit in on classes, and get a treatment in the student intern clinic to become more familiar with our school and programs. 

Contact us at admissions@asaom.edu or use the contact box at the bottom of this page to attain further information or request a copy of the school catalogue.

Please state in your email which program you are interested in applying for.

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Note: In compliance with NCCAOM we are only accepting foreign transcript evaluations from International Consultants of Delaware (ICD).  NCCAOM is the National Licensing Board. Please also note your evaluation must be a "course by course evaluation". 

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M.Ac.O.M. Program Information
ASAOM is currently 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 Information
ASAOM is currently still accepting applications for Fall 2019 and 2020 admission into the M.Ac. program (all students, if accepted, enroll first as M.Ac. students, 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.

The admissions process includes turning in your completed application for review. Upon approval applicants receive an invitation to interview. 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 Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Accepted students will need to complete a background check as part of their provisional acceptance requirements.

MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION:

  • Completed ASAOM application

  • $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 (www.wes.org)

  • Official transcript from high school attended or a GED mailed directly to ASAOM (Attn: Admissions)

  • 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 Advisor



ADMISSION POLICIES

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 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 admissions@asaom.edu 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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