Important Announcement

 


NOTICE REGARDING THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HOLISTIC SCIENCE

Effective April 3, 2017, South Baylo University will no longer be offering the Bachelor of Sciencein Holistic Science (BSHS) degree option to students who were admitted into the Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) Program without a bachelor’s degree.

Previously, students enrolled in the MSAOM program without a bachelor’s degree were provided the option to concurrently pursue the BSHS through completion of additional general education coursework and the payment of an evaluation and processing fee.  The BSHS was only available to those students who completed all graduation requirements for the MSAOM degree, as well as additional coursework.  This option is no longer available.

Regarding any currently enrolled student that has requested to pursue the BSHS option, SBU will refund any moneys paid towards the BSHS degree option.  Information regarding said refunds will be sent directly to affected students.

Please note that a Bachelor of Science degree is not required to take the California Acupuncture Board licensing exam and NCCAOM examinations.

In the event there are questions in this regard, please contact SBU’s academic dean.

Thank you for your understanding.

Dr. Pia Melen
Academic Dean
pmelen@southbaylo.edu
714-533-1495 ext. 225

 

Biomedicine Comprehensive Examination (BCE)

Effective Date: November 3, 2016

The Academic Council meeting held on November 3, 2016 has resulted in a change to the BCE requirements as follows:

  • Current students who wish to take the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) examinations first time must take the Biomedicine Comprehensive Examination (BCE) prior to applying for examination effective until March 31, 2017. However, the result of this test will not affect the application for the NCCAOM examination.
  • Current students who wish to take the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) examinations first time must pass the Biomedicine Comprehensive Examination (BCE) prior to applying for examination effective April 1, 2017.
  • Graduates who wish to take the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) examinations first time must take the Biomedicine Comprehensive Examination (BCE) prior to applying for examination. However, the result of this test will not affect the application for the NCCAOM examiniation.
  • BCE questions are provided in English only.
  • BCE is not required for graduation.
  • BCE test is free.
  • BCE test will be provided online.
  • The orientation session for BCE test will be provided once a quarter at Anaheim and LA campuses. Please check with the Program Student Advisor for the orientation date.
  • Test Dates: November 19, 2016 : December 10, 2016
  • Test time will be notified to each registered student two days prior to the test date.
  • Registration is required at least one week prior to the test date.
  • Email your information (Student ID, Name, Email Address, Test Date You Intend to take) to seongok@southbaylo.edu.
  • A computer with the front camera is required to take the test. Some knowledge of a computer and internet is required. If you don't have a computer or don't know how to use the internet, please ask the Program Student Advisor for assistance.

Results of this test will be kept confidential. The test data will be utilized to assess the effectiveness of the program as well as to improve the passage rate for NCCAOM examinations.

If you have any question regarding the BCE, please contact the Academic Office.


Comprehensive Competency Examination (CCE) for the Master's degree only

Effective Date: November 3, 2016

The Academic Council held on November 3, 2016 has decided to change the effective date of the new CCE II requirements from October 3, 2016 to January 1, 2017.

Students who enroll in the Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program are required to pass all sections of the CCE II examination prior to graduation and taking NCCAOM Certification Examinations. Students are required to pass the CCE II within the Maximum Time Frame (MTF) in order to graduate from the school.

The following requirements will be effective January 1, 2017 for all first-time test takers.

 All students must take and pass five (5) sections of the CCEII Exam prior to taking the California State Board Acupuncture Exam and/or the NCCAOM - National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Exam.

  • If you pass at least 3 out of the 5 sections of the CCEII Exam, you must take and pass the remaining failed section(s). If you do not pass all  the remaining section(s), you must take all 5 sections again.
  • If you do not pass at least 3 sections, you must take all 5 sections again.
  • CCE II must be passed in order to graduate within the Maximum Time Frame. The maximum time frame varies mainly depending on your transfer credits. Please check with the Program Student Advisor for details.

If you have any question, please contact Dr. Seong Ok Kim, CCE Coordinator, or the Academic Office.


 

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE
TO ALL FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS

EFFECTIVE FALL 2016 QUARTER

30% DEDUCTION ON FINANCIAL AID FUND WILL NO LONGER BE APPLIED FOR THE STUDENTS WHO ENROLL LESS THAN 12 UNITS.

 For any questions regarding the notice, please contact the Financial Aid Officer at (714)533-1495 x243.