How to Apply
Your health care career begins with CUKC
Want to start your chiropractic education or a degree in a health care field? We encourage you to apply one year in advance of your expected entrance date. This application is for all academic programs.
School Transcripts and Test Scores
If you have not attended college, or you have less than 24 college credit hours, you must submit your high school or GED transcript and your ACT/SAT scores. All official college transcripts are required for all degree programs. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions.
Interviews and Admissions for Health Degree Students
Applicants for the A.A., B.S., M.S. and D.C. programs may be required to participate in a final interview prior to matriculation. Applicants will be notified in writing of the University’s decision regarding admission.
International Student Applicants
- Submit proof of proficiency in English, as required by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, by completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a passing score of 550 or better (paper-based test), 79-80 (internet-based) or 213 or better (computer-based test). Testing information may be obtained by writing to TOEFL, Box 899, Princeton, NJ 08504. This requirement is waived if the applicant earned an undergraduate or advanced degree at an accredited institution in the United States.
- Submit evidence of having the financial resources, or funding commitment, as required by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, to complete a minimum of one calendar year of education (three trimesters).
- Comply with the laws, rules, and regulations of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service.
- Have their academic documents evaluated by World Education Service or a service approved by the Director of Admissions. Contact the Office of Admissions regarding evaluation service forms and procedures.
- Meet the same educational requirements (or international equivalency) as United States citizens.
- Submit proof of valid health insurance coverage.
- Submit a copy of the page of the applicant’s valid passport including name, date of birth, passport number, expiration date, photo, and signature.
As of September 2004, the Department of Homeland Security requires all new I-20 students to pay an I-901 fee of $100 prior to applying for a VISA. Proof of payment is required at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
NOTE: If you currently have an I-20 and F-1 visa from another educational program, you may be eligible for a transfer I-20 and F-1 visa. Immediately notify your current institution of your intent to transfer. A letter of acceptance must be sent to your current institution in order to authorize your transfer as required by the Bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (UCSIS). (Canadian citizens are not required to have a Visa to study in the U.S. The only document needed is the I-20.)
Statement of Non-discrimination
Cleveland University-Kansas City believes in the principle and practice of equal employment opportunity and equal educational opportunity. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation or preference, disability, pregnancy, Vietnam-era or other military status, or any other legally protected status in its admission, treatment and evaluation of students or in its hiring, supervision, evaluation, placement, training or promotion of employees.
The academic dean has been designated by the University to coordinate this institution’s efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act. Persons may also contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, in Washington, D.C.
This policy applies in all matters, including admission and education of students; availability of student loans, grants, scholarships and job opportunities; employment and promotion of teaching and non-teaching personnel; and student and faculty housing situated on premises that is owned or occupied by the University.
If you have questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-467-2252.
Documents available in Adobe Acrobat format:
- Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Science application requirements
- Doctor of Chiropractic application requirements
- Master of Science application requirements
- Chiropractic Transfer Students
Students must possess the following physical qualifications for admission and throughout the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program: (1) The coordination and ability to use both upper and lower extremities. (2) Manual dexterity. (3) The necessary tactile sense as it relates to the diagnosis and treatment of patients; and (4) Visual and hearing senses, appropriately assisted if necessary, of sufficient acuity to identify histologic, cytologic, microbiologic and pathologic structures through a microscope; to record patient histories; to provide routine patient safety services; to perform stethoscopic and other auscultatory examinations; and to read all forms of diagnostic imaging. The final determination of an individual’s ability to meet these physical qualifications will be made by the University.
Call Cleveland University-Kansas City Admissions at (800) 467-2252 with questions, to schedule a campus tour or request a catalog.
- Formal application to the program along with the non-refundable application fee
- Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Professional resume, including references
- A professional statement
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
- Two letters of recommendation from individuals other than references listed on resume
- A non-refundable tuition deposit, which is credited to the first trimester’s tuition, is required within 60 days after being accepted into the program
Cleveland University-Kansas City will accept credits from institutions accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education or credits from an accredited professional college in instances where quality, content and credit units are equivalent to that of Cleveland's standards. Credits used to satisfy the minimum prerequisites for admission may not be used for advanced placement credit. To be eligible for transfer credit consideration, post-secondary coursework must:
Meet the current prerequisites in force at Cleveland University-Kansas City
Have a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better as recorded on an official transcript for consideration of transfer.
Be earned within five years of the date of admission to Cleveland University-Kansas City. The University may waive this requirement for persons holding a first professional degree in the health care sciences (e.g., M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.P.M.) or an academic degree (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.) in a related discipline from a regionally accredited institution.
Advanced standing or transfer credit may be awarded for non-clinically-related academic courses if they were taken at the master's degree level or higher.
Upon completion of the above, consideration for enrollment will be given by the Admission Committee. Applicants may be requested to participate in an interview, which will consider the applicant's professional attitude, motivation and ability to communicate.
A student transferring from another chiropractic college must be in good standing at that institution. A student admitted into the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program as a trimester one student is not eligible to apply for transfer credit for coursework taken at a chiropractic college.
A student may be required to demonstrate proficiency via written and/or practical examination in any or all coursework for which transfer credit is sought. The examination must be completed prior to the trimester in which the course would normally be taken. A student may be required to audit any course for which transfer credit is awarded.
In all cases of transfer credit requests, the Scholastic Regulations Committee may make exceptions to this policy on a case-by-case basis, and its decisions are final. Any applicant found to have illegally altered a document or to have misrepresented information as a part of their application shall be permanently disqualified from admission to Cleveland University-Kansas City.
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