International Student Application Process

International students must meet the requirements of the application process and also provide the following:

Since the application process takes considerably more time for an international student, it is highly recommended that you begin the application process no less than 6 months prior to the desired start date for enrollment.

Once the student has been accepted, FCIM will issue a I-20. At that time, the student is eligible to apply for the Student VISA. Please notify us if you are bringing any additional family members with you; if so, the applicant's I-20 would need to be adjusted accordingly.

Students coming from other countries are advised to have arrived in Orlando at a minimum of 2-3 weeks prior to starting class. This is to allow for the time it takes to arrange for housing, transportation, insurance, bank account, utilities and etc.

International student assistance is available through the help of senior students.   If interested in having an FCIM student assist you in getting acclimated, please contact our Student Services. 


English Language Competency Standards

Unless exempted by the Admissions Committee, students who are not native speakers of English must take Tests of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.  The minimum required score is an overall score of 61 on the TOEFL or a level 6 on the IELTS. The result of the examination determines if a student must take special courses in English prior to enrollment or if he/she may be allowed to take an English course while concurrently enrolled in the program.


Transfer of Credit

FCIM may accept transfer credit toward the Oriental Medicine Program that it judges to be equivalent to its requirements for graduation and fit for acceptance.  Only credits from another ACAOM-accredited institution may be accepted and the applicant must have completed at least one academic year of study as such transferring institution. Transcripts and other required documentation must be received directly from the transferring institution. 

Transfer students from another ACAOM-accredited institution should be aware that based on evaluation of their transferred courses they will be placed accordingly in our program.

Any questions? Please contact Admissions at [email protected] or 407.888.8689 Ext. 35