Want to start your chiropractic education or a degree in a healthcare field? We encourage you to apply for admission one year in advance of your expected entrance date. This application is for all academic programs.
If you have questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 467-2252.
The prerequisites for consideration of acceptance into the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) program are in compliance with the standards, policies and guidelines of the Council on Chiropractic Education. Admission to the D.C. program requires students to have earned 90 semester hours with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 grade scale. The 90 hours will include a minimum of 24 semester hours in the life and physical sciences of which half the courses must have a substantive laboratory component.
Candidates who have a cumulative grade point average less than 3.0 on a 4.0 grade scale may apply for admission consideration under the Alternative Admissions Track Plan (AATP). Students admitted under the AATP will work closely with the learning specialist and the Office of Academic Support and Access Services to optimize the opportunity for success. No student who has a cumulative grade point average of less than 2.75 on a 4.0 scale can be accepted for admission into the D.C. program.
Successful candidates for the D.C. program will have completed a well-rounded undergraduate general education program of studies along with preparatory life and physical science courses.
Strongly recommended minimum coursework prior to entry into the D.C. program will include among the sciences:
Strongly recommended minimum general education courses will include:
Preference will be given to candidates for the D.C. program who have completed the recommended coursework listed above.
To qualify for admission, students must submit appropriate materials demonstrating completion or be in the process of completing the following:
Students desiring admission to an A.A.S. degree program at CUKC must:
Prior to starting the professional part of the program, the following are required:
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:
The University may waive this requirement for persons holding a first professional degree in the healthCare 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.
On 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.
As of September 2004, the Department of Homeland Security requires all new I-20 students to pay an I-901 fee 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.)
Applicants for all 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.
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.
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