Requirements for Admission

The minimum admission requirements for acceptance are a high school diploma and at least 60 semester hours of credit form an accredited college or university.  Any student must be at least 18 years of age.  The college credit must include at least 30 credits of general education or liberal arts courses which may include, but are not limited to, English, history, philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, sociology, foreign languages, humanities, mathematics, chemistry, biology, and psychology with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0.  The college does not admit students under the "Ability to Benefit" criteria, meaning that a high school diploma and/or Certificate of High School Equivalency is required for all admitted students.  

The Admissions Department receives, evaluates and processes all student applications.  The primary function of the Admissions Committee is to review and advise student applicants to ensure that all academic requirements are met in order to enroll in the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program.


This is what you can expect from FCIM, a leader in Integrative Medicine:

  • A balanced curriculum that combines Oriental Medicine teachings and techniques, Western medical sciences and clinical practices to support proper patient treatment and integration of medical care within the overall healthcare delivery system

  • A strong faculty consisting of practicing physicians with diverse specialties, many of whom run their own practices and are influential principals in the field of integrative medicine

  • Master's and bachelor’s level degrees in a fast-paced three-year program

  • A comprehensive assessment program that diligently tracks each student's progress, achievements and areas for improvement

  • Extensive hands-on experience that starts in the classroom

  • Fully equipped facilities and clinic

  • Valuable real-life patient-care experience by working as intern physicians in our on-campus clinic