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How to Apply

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

Below are our class start dates and preferred priority deadline application dates but students can apply as late as the start of the trimester.

Apply to Masters Program Apply to Doctorate Program

CLASS STARTS

Fall 2019: September 3, 2019
Spring 2020: January 6th, 2019

PRIORITY APPLICATION DATE

Fall 2019: July 1st, 2019
Spring 2020: November 1st, 2019

LATE APPLICATION DATE

Fall 2019: August 12, 2019
Spring 2020: December 3rd, 2019

We encourage early applications to allow time for a review of transcripts, qualify you for financial aid, and conduct transfer credit evaluations. You will also be invited for an admissions interview. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to apply by the priority date, to allow for qualifying exams and clinic registration. You can apply pass the Priority Date as long as you have all the application materials in by the start of the trimester.

If you already are a healthcare practitioner such as a nurse, chiropractor, N.D., massage therapist, etc., you may be eligible for an admissions scholarship of up to $10,000. For qualifying criteria, please read details here. If you qualify, please submit your scholarship application with your degree application.

Any questions, please contact our Director of Admissions, Chelsea Broido, (510) 859-1300.

Acupuncture Practitioner

OPEN HOUSE: Acupuncture as a Profession

Join Us: Monday, July 22nd – 6-7:30 PM

Learn about a profession in acupuncture and integrative medicine at our Open House!

During the event, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine; including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, a tour of the campus, etc.

For attendees who plan to apply to the Fall 2019 term the application fee of $100 will be waived. And, to further our mission of promoting health and wellness, we’d like to offer you a gift certificate for a complimentary treatment at our AIMC clinic.

To join us, contact Chelsea at 510-859-1300 or admissions@aimc.edu.

Fall term begins on September 3rd.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

All applicants for a Master’s degree must have fulfilled:

  • 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 3.0 or higher. If you are considering a doctorate degree, please see the admissions requirements below.

All applicants for a Doctorate degree must have fulfilled:

  • 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. COMPLETE PART 1 OF YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE
Apply to Masters Program   Apply to Doctorate Program

  • Fill out Part 1 of either Masters or Doctorate online application.
  • Masters and Doctorate Degree applicants: submit a 500-word essay describing the path that led you to pursue Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine as a profession.
  • Doctorate 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.
  • Pay $100-application fee
  • After submitting Part 1 of your online application, begin to gather Part 2 documents.

2. COMPLETE PART 2 OF YOUR APPLICATION

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Health Form for MSOM/DAIM
  • Government Issued ID
  • Official college transcripts sent directly to AIMC Berkeley from all schools attended previously.
  • Two recommendation letters that speak to your educational ability, professionalism, compassion, maturity, and ability to successfully complete the Master’s or Doctorate program and become a successful practitioner. Letters can be from professional, educational, or personal contacts

3. INTERVIEW
Once your items have been received, you will be contacted to schedule an on-campus interview with a member of the Admissions team. Video and phone interviews can be arranged if an on-campus interview is not possible. You may check on the status of your application by emailing admissions@aimc.edu or calling (510) 859-1300.

TRANSFER APPLICANTS

Approximately 15% of current AIMC Berkeley students are transfer students. They arrive at our College with a diversity of educational backgrounds and reasons for relocating and changing schools; what they share is a passion for this medicine, as well as determination to succeed, to graduate, and to practice acupuncture and integrative medicine. Please review the Application Procedure for Transfer Applicants.

Application preferred Priority Dates for transfer students are:

Summer 2019:
Part 1 and Part 2 Application submitted by March 1, 2019

Fall 2019:
Part 1 and Part Application submitted by July 1, 2019

You can apply passed the Priority Date as long as you have all the application materials in by the start of the trimester.

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)
  • 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, Berkely

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Berkeley, CA 94704

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