Admission Requirements
Candidates for admission to NYCTCM must demonstrate a sincere commitment to embark on our program to become a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner. They must possess personal qualities and a level of academic achievement that reflects the skills and aptitude necessary to successfully complete a TCM curriculum.

• All applicants must have completed 60 undergraduate credits in an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and must have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.5.
• Candidates must be at least 18 years of age.
• Candidates must hold United States citizenship, permanent residency, or a valid visa. International applicants must provide proper documentation in order for their applications to be considered.

English Proficiency

International applicants are required to provide proof of English proficiency for admission to degree, certificate, and non-degree graduate programs. This must be demonstrated by one of the following means:
1. The applicant must have completed one of the following:
(a) four years at a U.S. high school demonstrably delivered in English;
(b) at least two-years (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) of undergraduate or graduate-level education in an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education;
(c) at least two-years (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) of undergraduate or graduate-level education demonstrably delivered in English;
(d) high school or two-years (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) of undergraduate- or graduate-level education in an institution in one of the following countries or territories: American Samoa; Anguilla; Antigua & Barbuda; Australia; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Botswana; British Virgin Islands; Cameroon; Canada (except Quebec); Cayman Islands; Christmas Island; Cook Islands; Dominica; Federated States of Micronesia; Fiji; The Gambia; Ghana; Gibraltar; Grenada; Guam; Guyana; Ireland; Isle of Man; Jamaica; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Malawi; Montserrat; Namibia; New Zealand; Nigeria; Norfolk Island; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Pitcairn Islands; Sierra Leone; Singapore; South Africa; South Sudan; St. Helena; St. Kitts & Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent & the Grenadines; Swaziland; Tanzania; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; United Kingdom; U.S. Virgin Islands; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

In all cases, English must have been both the language of instruction and the language of the curriculum used. These credits cannot include any courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) and exclude any credits from an ACAHM accredited program in Acupuncture or Acupuncture with a Specialization in Chinese Herbal Medicine that are transferred into the NYCTCM program.

2. Proof of professional licensure in New York State as an M.D., Dentist, Chiropractor, Physical Therapist, R.N., Nutritionist, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, Psychologist, Veterinarian, or Massage Therapist. Other health-care professionals may submit licensing credentials for review by the NYCTCM Admissions Office in order to support their claim of English proficiency.;


 Assessment Tool Acceptable Score 
 Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL® iBT)  Total: 61
 International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic Format  Overall band: 6
 Duolingo English Test  90
 China Standard of English Language (CSE)  CSE 6
 Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE)  C
 Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)  C
 Common European Framework Reference (CEFR)  B2
 Occupational English Test (OET)  250, C
 Pearson Test English (PTE) - Academic  Overall: 45
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