• ADMISSIONS APPOINTMENTS

    If you would like to meet with an Admissions Representative, please complete the form below. You may submit up to three possible times, Monday - Friday.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Contact Admissions

How to Apply

AIMC Berkeley accepts applications on an ongoing basis. There are three start dates each year for our programs: Fall (September), Spring (January), Summer (May).

Below are our trimester start dates and priority deadline application dates but any degree-seeking student can apply as late as the start of the trimester. For non-degree seekers, applications and class registration must be finalized by the late application deadline.

CLASS STARTS

Fall 2020: August 31, 2020

PRIORITY APPLICATION DATE

Fall 2020: June 31, 2020

LATE APPLICATION DATE

Fall 2020: July 31, 2020

Apply early to allow time for Admissions to review your transcripts and to give yourself plenty of time to qualify you for financial aid. Once your application is complete, you will also be invited for an admissions interview.

Degree-seeking students may apply past the Priority Date as long as you submit all the materials one week before the start of the trimester.

Any questions, please contact our Admissions Department, admissionsinfo@aimc.edu.

Acupuncture Practitioner

Acupuncture as a Profession

JOIN US ONLINE:  MONDAY, JUNE 15TH, 6-7:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our new Telehealth program, and online Herbal Pharmacy. Current AIMC students will also be available to share their experiences and answer questions.

Also, if you attend and decide to apply for the Fall 2020 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Fall term begins on August 31st.

To join us, contact Holly at 510-224-3178 or admissionsinfo@aimc.edu.

 

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Applicants for Master’s program must have:

  • High school diploma or GED. AIMC Berkeley does not accept ability-to-benefit (ATB)
  • The minimum education requirements of 60-semester units (equivalent to 90 quarter units) of undergraduate work from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. If you are considering a doctorate, please see the requirements below.

Applicants for Dual Degree and Doctoral Completion programs must have:

  • High school diploma or GED. AIMC Berkeley does not accept ability-to-benefit (ATB)
  • The minimum education requirements of 90-semester units (equivalent to 135 quarter units) of undergraduate work from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

APPLICATION PROCESS

 

1. APPLICATION PART 1

  • Write Your Essay
  • Masters and Dual Degree applicants: submit a 500-word essay describing the path that led you to pursue Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine as a profession.
  • Doctoral Completion applicants: submit a 500-word reflection paper on your clinical practice/experience and on how you think, your doctorate degree will enhance your clinical practice.
  • Fill out Part 1 of either Masters or Doctorate Completion online application.
  • Pay $100-application fee and submit form.
  • Begin to gather documents for application Part 2.

 

2. APPLICATION PART 2

  • Gather and submit the following documents to complete part 2.
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Health Form for MSOM/Dual Degree
    • Health Form for DAIM Completion
    • Government Issued ID
    • Official college transcripts sent directly to AIMC Berkeley (via an electronic transcript service) from all schools attended previously.  Due to shelter-in-place AIMC Admissions can only accept electronic transcripts. If for some reason this is not possible for the sending institution, please contact Admissions for advice and a plan of how to proceed. Paper transcripts may take up to two weeks additional processing time.
    • Two recommendation letters that speak to your academic ability, professionalism, compassion, maturity, and ability to complete the Master’s, Dual Degree, or Doctorate Completion program and become a successful practitioner. Letters can be from professional, educational, or personal contacts

     

    3. INTERVIEW

    Once we receive all your items, Admissions will contact you to schedule an online interview.  Online interviews are preferred but a phone interview may be available if you do not have access to an internet connection. You may check on the status of your application by emailing admissions@aimc.edu or calling (510)-224-3178.

TRANSFER APPLICANTS

Approximately 15% of current AIMC Berkeley students are transfer students. Transfer students come to us for a variety of reasons. They may be relocating or want to change schools. What they share is a passion for acupuncture and integrative medicine and a determination to succeed. Please call the Admissions department (510)-224-3178 today if you are considering coming to us from another program. We can give you a preliminary evaluation of where you are with your acupuncture education and what transferring into our program might look like for you. We’re happy to help you make the transition as easy as possible!

Priority Transfer Application Date:

Summer 2020: Part 1 and Part 2 Application submitted by June 31, 2020

A transfer student may apply past the Priority Date as long as they have all the application materials in before the start of the trimester. Official transfer credit evaluations are provided once a student applies. The transfer evaluation fee is $100.

NON-DEGREE SEEKING APPLICANTS

Non-degree seekers are students from the C.A.B. tutorial program or are enrolled at other acupuncture schools. Non-matriculating students are limited to taking up to 12 units as non-degree seekers at AIMC before being required to apply for transfer into our program. No exceptions. AIMC reserves the right to refuse admission to any non-degree seeker. Non-degree seekers are subject to a higher rate per credit hour than matriculating students, which can change at any time. Pre-requisites will be evaluated only after the application is complete. No exceptions. Application and registration must be completed in full by the late application deadline. No exceptions.

Non-degree application checklist:

  • Part 1 of MSOM application online
  • Non-degree seeker application
  • $100 application fee (non-waivable/non-refundable)
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts from your current or previous acupuncture degree program. We highly encourage electronic transcript submission.
  • Letter from C.A.B. tutorial program stating classes needed and their equivalent course. AIMC can not evaluate course equivalencies for the C.A.B. tutorial program
  • Look up and verify course requirements and pre-requisites via the student catalog
  • Check the class schedule to find your courses
  • Once accepted, registration for classes by the deadline application and registration deadlines for non-degree students:
  • Summer 2020: June 31, 2020

    INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

    AIMC Berkeley welcomes all international applicants to our diverse community of student healers. To apply to the program, international applicants must complete all of the regular entry admissions requirements.

  • Additional requirements for International Applicants only:
  • International credential evaluation (www.eres.com) or (naces.org)
  • Documentation of English language proficiency (transcript from English language college or TOEFL results, we highly encourage electronic transcript submissions.)
  • Application for I-20 Visa
  • Please review the Application Procedure for International Applicants.

Testimonials

"One of my favorite things about AIMC is the sense of community. We come together to support each other through challenges. Instead of a sense of competitiveness between students, there is a caring community that lifts everybody up. The faculty and staff are approachable and provide wonderful support during your graduate journey."

- Master’s Student

Acupuncture & Integrative
Medicine College, Berkeley

2550 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

ADMISSIONS: 510-224-3178
CLINIC: 510-666-8248