Admissions to Doctoral Program

 


BPPE: Notice to Prospective Degree Students

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) degree program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from an ACAOM accredited institution, or its equivalent.
  2. All pre-admission courses must be completed with no less than a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  3. International students must have course work that has been verified by an educational evaluation service for equivalency to the SBU Master’s degree Program. If prerequisite educational requirements were earned at a recognized and approved foreign educational institution, applicant’s official transcript must be evaluated by an agency which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
  4. Each applicant must demonstrate English language proficiency as stated in the English Language Requirements.
  5. Applicants without acupuncture licensure require an approval of the Academic Dean and Doctoral Program Director. However, an applicant should hold a license in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine prior to the beginning of clerkship training.
  6. An applicant must demonstrate suitability for graduate degree program of acupuncture and Oriental medicine

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Admissions Procedure

An applicant to the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) must observe the following procedures:

  1. Submit a completed Application Form with a non-refundable $100 application fee. (Download Application form)
  2. Send official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended directly to the Admissions Office at South Baylo University.
  3. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation. (Download Recommendation form-English)
  4. Submit a resume that includes educational background, professional and work experience, research and publications, and any additional appropriate information.
  5. Submit a personal essay.
  6. Submit proof of English language proficiency as state in the English Language Requirements.

All applications and supporting documents submitted and received shall become the property of the University


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Admission Evaluation

Applicants will participate in an interview with the Director of Admissions or staff or other official of the University. However, if the applicant lives outside California or outside the United States, a phone interview or an interview conducted by an alumnus may be substituted.

Admissions Committee reviews each applicant’s file including academic records, CA Board licensure /NCCAOM Board certification, personal essay, and resume.  The application will be reviewed and decided for admission on an individual basis, and the student may be asked to provide additional evidence of academic and professional proficiency.

Once acceptance into the program, the student must sign the enrollment agreement and schedule a time for registration, at which time an academic advisor will provide academic information and discuss the plan of study.

 


English Language Requirements

Foreign students who are from non-English speaking countries are required to provide a minimum score of 61 on internet based test (iBT) which also requires a minimum speaking exam score of 26 and a minimum listening exam score of 22, or a level 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam prior to matriculation into the English language program.

Foreign students enrolling in the Chinese or Korean Language Programs are required to provide a minimum score of 45 on TOEFL iBT which also requires a minimum speaking exam score of 18 and a minimum listening exam score of 15 prior to entering the clerkship training.

The English proficiency requirements may be waived if an applicant satisfies one of the followings:

Applicants who do not satisfy this requirement may be considered for admission with English as a Second Language, but they must satisfy the proficiency requirement in English before beginning the clinical experience.


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Conditional Admissions

At the discretion of South Baylo University, applicants may be admitted with “Conditional Admission” status after the applicant has declared in writing and demonstrated the applicant is admissible, even though all of the necessary documentation has not been provided. The prospective applicant will only have one quarter to provide the missing documentation. Upon receipt and review of the missing documentation, and if the admission requirements have not been satisfied, the prospective applicant must withdraw the application from the program. The prospective applicant must reapply for admission once the necessary requirements have been met.

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Special Admissions

At the discretion of South Baylo University, an applicant may be admitted as a Special
student under one of the following conditions:

  1. Applicants who have graduated from an ACAOM accredited institution or its equivalent but lack certain prerequisites for courses at the doctoral level are admitted as Special students, and are required to meet all prerequisites during the first year.

  2. Applicants who are experienced licensed acupuncture practitioners who do not meet the educational/ course requirements may be admitted to the program as Special students under the following conditions:



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Admission Contact Information

Phone or Fax:


Phone: 714-533-1495 or 213-738-0712
Fax: 714-533-6040 or 213-480-1332


Email:

daom@southbaylo.edu

Mail:

Office of Admissions
South Baylo University
1126 N. Brookhurst St.
Anaheim, CA 92801

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Apply to DAOM program

Admission to the DAOM degree program an applicant must meet the preliminary admission requirements. The following items are required to process an application for admission:

  1. SBU Application Form with Applicant's Signature (Download Application form)
  2. A non-refundable $100 Application fee (sent with the Application Form)
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges attended sent directly to:
    Admissions Office at South Baylo University
    1126 N. Brookhurst street, Anaheim, CA 92801
  4. Two letters of recommendation. (Download Recommendation form-English)
  5. A Resume that includes educational background, professional and work experience, research and publications, and any information of significance.
  6. A personal essay

    International Students-Admission Requirement

    International students who need an I-20 must apply for admission as a full-time student.  In addition to the above six items, the following items are needed to process an application for admission:
     
  7. The international applicant must complete and submit the  I-20 Request Form (Download Request form)
  8. International students who are from non-English speaking countries are required to provide evidence of a TOEFL examination with a minimum score of of 79 (iBT), 213 (CBT), or 550 (PBT) prior to matriculation into the English language program.
    For international applicants enrolling in the Chinese or Korean Language Programs, a minimum score of 61 (iBT), 173 (CBT), or 500 (PBT), and a minimum score of 45 on the TSE will be require prior to Clerkship training.
  9. Students with previous coursework from universities abroad must have all courses evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency.  Comprehensive Course-by-Course evaluations must be sent directly from the credit evaluation agency to SBU Admissions Office for admission determination. The evaluation fee is $200 which is non-refundable
  10. All international students must submit official documentation from banks and employers to show financial resources in order to meet all the educational costs to attend a university in the US.
  11. A non-refundable mailing fee of $50 for domestic or $100 for international (for I-20 to be mailed out)
  12. Upon receipt of the I-20 form, the international students must pay the US immigration SEVIS fee of USD$200 (I-901 fee) before the interview at the US Embassy.  Further information can be found at www.uscis.gov
All applications and documents should be sent to the following address:

Office of Admissions
South Baylo University
1126 N. Brookhurst St.
Anaheim, CA 92801


Note: All applications and supporting documents submitted to and received by the South Baylo University shall become its property.


APPLICATION FEE, EVALUATION FEE, and MAILING FEE
Applications must be accompanied by all applicable fees which are a check or money order in U.S. dollars payable to the South Baylo University.



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