Admissions to Master's Program

 


  BPPE: Notice to Prospective Degree Students

Admissions Requirements

An applicant to the Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) must observe the following procedures:

  1. The University admits applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U. S. Department of Education, with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. The University also admits applicants who have not completed a bachelor’s degree, but earned at least 90 quarter or 60 semester units at the baccalaureate level from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U. S. Department of Education, with a minimum CGPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. College courses with a “D” grade or lower cannot be counted toward the 90 quarter or 60 semester units, but will be counted in the CGPA calculation to determine admission eligibility.
  4. If the prerequisite educational requirements were earned at a recognized and approved foreign institution the applicant’s official transcripts must be evaluated by a credential evaluation agency which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A copy of the evaluation must be forwarded directly from the agency to the SBU Admissions Office for admission determination.
  5. Each applicant must demonstrate English language proficiency as stated in the English Language Requirements section.
  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 MSAOM program must observe the following procedures:

  1. Submit a completed Application Form with the $100 application fee. The application fee is non-refundable. (Download Application form)
  2. Official transcripts from all educational institution attended sent directly to:
    Admissions Office South Baylo University
    1126 N. Brookhurst Street, Anaheim, CA 92801
  3. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation. (Download Recommendation form-English)
  4. Submit proof of English language proficiency as stated in the English Language Requirements.
  5. Additional documents are required for international student, (See for details).

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 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.

Admission to the MSAOM program is based on the combination of strength of educational curriculum attempted and Cumulative Grade Point Average. 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 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.

 

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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 Clinical Internship.

The English proficiency requirements may be waived if an applicant must be able to write and speak at the high school graduate level and 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, a prospective applicant 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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Admission to Advanced Standing

Credits for basic science subject on a professional level shall be given upon a course-by-course evaluation, and only courses closely in content and hours to similar courses offered by the University will be accepted from a recognized school.

Professional level is defined as an accredited Chiropractic, Dental, Medical, Osteopathic, or Traditional Chinese Medicine. No candidate for admission to advanced standing placement will be accepted if dishonorably dismissed from such school.

The Program Student Advisor, in coordination with the Academic Dean and Program Director, will evaluates transfer credits to ensure compatibility and equivalence with the curriculum. In accepting credits from other educational institutions, the academic office shall ascertain that stated credits are not being applied towards both admission pre-requisites and professional program requirements.

Candidates for advanced standing must file with the admission office the following required documents; official transcripts and a letter of honorable dismissal or withdrawal letter from the college the student previously attended. No credit for courses with a grade below “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) may be transferred.

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Readmission

A student not maintaining continuous attendance at SBU is required to apply in writing to the Academic Dean for readmission. Transcripts of interim academic work must be submitted prior to readmission for approval. If the attendance has lapse for an exceeded year, the returning student must fulfill the entrance requirements, applicable to the class the student seeks to enter, and be evaluated by the Academic Dean.

The student must also meet the current admission and academic requirements. Students who were dismissed for academic or disciplinary reasons must be approved by the Academic Dean before re-entering SBU.

Re-entry students will not be given a specific graduation date. Graduation will depend on successful completion of all requirements of the University’s academic program(s)

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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:

admissions@southbaylo.edu

Mail:

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

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Apply to MSAOM program

Admission to the MSAOM 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)

    International students who need an I-20 must apply for admission as a full-time student.  In addition to the above four items, the following items are needed to process an application for admission:
     
  5. The International applicant must complete and submit the  I-20 Request Form (Download Request form)
  6. International applicants who are from non-English speaking countries are required to provide evidence of a TOEFL examination with a minimum score of 61 iBT; 173 CBT; or 500 PBT prior to matriculation into the English language program.
    For international applicants enrolling in the Chinese or Korean Language Programs, a minimum score of 45 iBT; 133 CBT; or 450 PBT and mean score on the TSE will be required prior to Clinical Internship.
  7. Students with previous coursework from universities abroad must have those 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.
  8. Foreign official Transcript Evaluation result is for South Baylo University only. It is not valid for any other purpose.
  9. All international students must submit official documentation from banks and employers to show financial resources in order to meet all educational costs to attend a university in the U.S
  10. A non-refundable Mailing Fee of  $50 for domestic, or $100 for international (for I-20 to be mailed out)
  11. 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 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 South Baylo University.


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