Admissions to Master's Program

 


 

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.

 


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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 -Virginia
    7535 Little River Turnpike 325-A, Annandale, VA 22003
  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.

All applications and supporting documents submitted and received shall become

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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 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:

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 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 Virginia
7535 Little River Turnpike,
325-A
Annandale, VA 22003


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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)
  5. 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.
  6. Foreign official Transcript Evaluation result is for South Baylo University only. It is not valid for any other purpose.
All applications and documents should be sent to the following address:

Office of Admissions
South Baylo University Virginia
7535 Little River Turnpike,
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 South Baylo University.


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