UPDATED MARCH 12, 2020
OK, so you just completed your pros and cons chart and the results point to Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) as the next stop on your education path. Excellent! So now what? How do you apply? Well, sit back and I’ll tell you how easy it is to get started at CUKC!
Back in High School
When I was in high school, I actually had an advisor tell me about CUKC, and when I contacted the university, I received a packet full of information. This packet had things like results on board exams, details about campus life, and housing information. The packet also contained a list of required pre-requisite courses I needed to take for acceptance into the Doctor of Chiropractic program.
This course list was incredibly handy to have before I began college. As I worked to obtain my undergraduate degree, I consistently checked prerequisite classes off of the list that CUKC gave me, making sure I stayed on track. After I graduated with a human biology degree, I began the process of applying to CUKC.
Transferring My Undergrad Degree
If there was one thing that was frustrating about my time during undergrad, it was some of the classes that you had to take, that in my opinion, made no sense! I remember taking courses that in no way will ever make me a better chiropractor, but hey, sometimes you just have to take classes that make you a well-rounded individual, even if it is a class on the history of the samurai. Had I earned my undergraduate degree at CUKC, instead of another university, I might have felt differently about the relevance of those courses.
Anyway, something that was not frustrating, was the application process at CUKC. In fact, it was really exciting as I thought about preparing to get my Doctor of Chiropractic degree. I started by sending over an unofficial transcript to the CUKC Office of Admissions. The admissions team verified that the classes I took would transfer and be compatible with their program. Yes, even my history of the samurai course credits transferred!
Working with Admissions
After that, I clicked the “Apply Online” tab on the Cleveland.edu website to fill out a form with a little information about myself. Within a few days, I heard back from an admissions advisor that all of my submitted materials looked fine, and that the last step would be to send over my official transcript from where I completed my undergraduate degree.
The admissions team was fast and knew exactly what to do to support an incoming student. I remembered that I applied to CUKC on a Monday and learned that I was accepted into the Doctor of Chiropractic program that following Thursday. Next, I scheduled a campus visit to attend an open house event. At the Discovery Day Open House, I learned more about receiving financial aid and the admissions office staff explained all of the numbers in a way that I could understand.
When it comes to applying for a graduate program or even an undergraduate program, it can be stressful. So knowing that you have an opportunity for a stress-free experience is huge! All of the information that I just mentioned is available on the Cleveland.edu website, under the Admissions tab and by clicking “How to Apply.” I’d suggest making the process even easier on yourself by simply clicking the “Connect with an Advisor” button to start the process today. The admissions advisors here will walk you through the process, step by step and answer your questions. It doesn’t get any easier than that.
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– Ryan Grenier, D.C.
CUKC College of Chiropractic