International Student Admission Requirements
International Student Application Process
International students must meet the requirements of the application process and also provide the following:
- Official Transcript Evaluation (contact the Admissions Director for a list of evaluation resources)
- TOEFL score
- Bank statement- must show a minimum bank balance of $35,000USD for 1 fiscal year
- Proof of Health Insurance
- Affidavit of Financial Support and Bank Certification form
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
The TOEFL score for English language programs requires a minimum overall score of a 61 with a minimum speaking score of 26 and a minimum listening score of 22, or a level 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.
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.
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. 15