Admissions - Virginia Campus

 



Admission Policies

In accordance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 5 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Age Discrimination Act of 1975, South Baylo University admits all qualified applicants regardless of age, sexual preference, religion, national origin, race, creed, marital status, disability, or ethnic origin.  All applicants must submit complete, official academic transcripts, or records of all previous education at higher educational institution(s) attended.  Failure to comply may result in admission being denied, may delay enrollment at the University or may create a loss of academic credit.  The University recruits and admits domestic and international students who have demonstrated the potential to complete SBU’s academic programs successfully.  Motivation and interest to succeed are considered in addition to the applicants’ academic qualifications.

 

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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 completed 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, and must meet the general education requirements.
  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 SBUVA 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.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended directly to the Admissions Office at South Baylo University.
  3. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation.
  4. Submit proof of English language proficiency as stated 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 admissions officer or other official of the University. However, if the applicant lives outside Virginia 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 satisfies one of the followings:

  • Speaks English as his/her official or native language
  • Graduates from an accredited high school in the U.S.
  • Completed 90 quarter or 60 semester units of baccalaureate level education in an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education or an equivalent educational institution in another country that teaches in the English language

 

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Conditional Admissions

At the discretion of South Baylo University, a prospective applicant may be admitted with “Conditional Admission” status when the applicant has declared in writing and demonstrated that  the applicant is admissible, even though all of the necessary documentation has not been provided. The prospective applicant will have only one quarter to provide the missing documentation. Upon receipt and review of the missing documentation, 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 subjects on a professional level shall be given upon a course-by-course evaluation, and only courses closely approximating in content and hours to the 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 a school.

Program Director evaluates transfer credits to ensure compatibility and equivalence with the curriculum.

In accepting credits from other educational institutions, the academic office shall ascertain that said 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 documents required for any enrolling student, official transcripts, and a letter of honorable dismissal or withdrawal 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

Students whose enrollment has been withdrawn, transferred, or otherwise dismissed must submit a Petition for Readmission, transcripts from any institutions attended in the interim, a letter expressing their desire and intent to re-enroll and complete their program of study at SBUVA, and the application fee to the Program Director.

The readmission petition must be submitted to the Program Director at least ten (10) days before the beginning of the quarter in which the student requests readmission. The Program Director will determine if the student has demonstrated the likelihood of future success in the program of study. The Program Director will notify the student in writing concerning readmission. If readmission is granted, a student may resume course work at SBUVA.

Students who are placed on Academic Warning or Academic Probation at the time of their  withdrawal remain on Academic Warning or Academic Probation upon re-admission, must earn the minimum required CGPA for the first quarter of re-admission to remain enrolled.

 

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Admission Contact Information

Phone or Fax:

Phone: (703) 642-7518,
FAX: (703) 642-7519

Email:

infova@southbaylo.edu

Mail:

Office of Admissions
South Baylo University
7535 Little River Turnpike, Unit 325-A
Annandale, VA 22003
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Apply to MSAOM program

For admission to the MSAOM program, an applicant must meet the preliminary admission requirements. The following items are required to process an application for admission:

  1. A 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
    7535 Little River Turnpike, Unit 325-A, Annandale, VA 22003
  4. Two letters of recommendation. (Download Recommendation form-English)

    International students who need an I-20 form 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 student must complete and submit the I-20 Request Form (Download Request form)
  6. Foreign 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; 500 PBT prior to matriculation into the English language program.
    For foreign applicants enrolling in the Chinese or Korean Language Programs, a minimum score of 45 iBT; 133 CBT; 450 PBT and mean score on the TSE will be required prior to the Clinical Internship.
  7. Students with previous coursework from universities abroad, must have those courses evaluated by an agency which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Comprehensive Course-by-Course evaluations must be sent directly from the credit evaluation agency to the 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 foreign students must submit official documentation from banks and employers to show financial resources to meet all educational costs to attend a university in the US.
  10. A non-refundable Mailing Fee: $50 for domestic, $100 for international (for I-20 to be mailed out)
  11. Upon receipt of the I-20 form, students must pay a US immigration SEVIS fee of USD$200 (I-901 fee) before the interview at the US Embassy for the student visa. 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
7535 Little River Turnpike, Unit 325-A
Annandale, VA 22003


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 SBU.

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Tuition and Fees

The University operates on a schedule of four (4) quarters per calendar year. Each quarter includes ten (10) weeks of study.

Tuition and fees are due and payable upon completion of Registration. A grace period is available making tuition and fees due and payable by Wednesday of the second week of each quarter. There is a penalty for late payment of tuition and fees.
The University reserves the right to amend the schedule of tuition and fees, which is determined prior to the fall quarter of each year and maintained throughout the academic year.

Pre-Enrollment Charges

Application Fee, One-Time (Non-Refundable)

$100

Total

$100

Enrollment Charges for First-Time, First-Quarter Term

Tuition, Based on Minimum Academic Load @$200 per unit

$2,400

Registration Fee (Non-Refundable)

$55

Student ID, One-Time (Non-Refundable)

$10

Total

$2,465

Enrollment Charges for Regular Quarter Terms

Tuition, Based on Minimum Academic Load @$200 per unit

$2,400

Registration Fee (Non-Refundable)

$55

Total

$2,455

Enrollment Schedule of Total Charges for the Program

Application Fee, One-Time (Non-Refundable)

$100

Tuition, Total Didactic Units @$200 per unit

$42,400

Tuition, Total Clerkship Hours @$10 per hour

$9,600

Registration Fee, based on 12 Quarter Terms (Non-Refundable)

$660

Malpractice Insurance, based on 6 Quarter Terms (Non-Refundable)

$300

Student ID, One-Time (Non-Refundable)

$10

Graduation Fee (Non-Refundable)

$350

Total

$53,420

Incidental Charges

Foreign Transcript Evaluation, One-Time, if applicable (Non-Refundable)

$200

Transfer Credit Evaluation/Processing Fee

$50

Readmission Fee, One-Time, if applicable (Non-Refundable)

$100

Late Registration Processing Fee per Quarter, if applicable (Non-Refundable)

$150

Late Add Fee per course, if applicable (Non-Refundable)

$15

Late Drop Fee per course, if applicable (Non-Refundable)

$20

Make-Up Examination Fee per exam, if applicable (Non-Refundable)

$50

Challenge Examination Fee per exam, if applicable (Non-Refundable)

50% of course tuition fee

CCE Retake Examination Fee per exam, if applicable (Non-Refundable)

$50

Catalog Fee per extra hardcopy print, if applicable (Non-Refundable)

$10

Transcript Fee per copy, if applicable (Non-Refundable)

$10 for current
$20 for all other

Returned Check Fee per check, if applicable (Non-Refundable)

$20

Note:   Tuition is subject to change annually in accordance with the economic index.
              The tuition change will be published at least two quarters before its effective date.

 

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Total Cost of MSAOM Program (12 Quarters)

Tuition
$ 42,400
Internship Fee
$ 9,600
Registration Fee
$ 660
Books & Supplies (Estimate)
$ 1,500
Malpractice Insurance (Estimate)
$ 300
Other Fees (Estimate)
$ 350
Total costs:
$ 54,810


 


Request Information

 

The Office of Admissions is located at the Virginia Campus. Please mail your inquiries to:  

Office of Admissions  
South Baylo University  VA Campus
7535 Little River Turnpike, Unit 325-A
Annandale, VA 22003

or email the admissions office at

infova@southbaylo.edu

*Note: If you have any problem with SBU emails,   please contact the office at: (703) 642-7518
 

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Thank you for interest in South Baylo University

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