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Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Application Guidelines

1. A letter of application and completed application form must be submitted. The letter of application should provide a brief, personal profile of the applicant, including motivations for applying to NYCC.

  • A non refundable $60.00 application fee must be remitted
  • Prospective students must instruct the registrars of ALL colleges or universities they've attended to forward OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS of academic records directly to the NYCC Admissions Office

2. Three written references must be submitted as follows:

M.S.A./M.S.A.O.M. Programs

One each from:

  • An academic instructor or employer
  • A healthcare provider
  • A character reference of choice

3. Eligible applicants are invited to attend an admission interview. This interview assesses the candidate’s motivational characteristics and personality strengths. In certain instances the interview may be waived. During the on-campus interview process, applicants may also be asked to generate brief, written samples demonstrating communications ability.

When to Apply

  • NYCC offers rolling admissions. You may apply at any time for any trimester. Application submission 3 to 6 months prior to your anticipated start date is recommended, but not required.
  • New students entering the chiropractic program are admitted to start in the September, January and May trimesters
  • New students entering the graduate programs in acupuncture and Oriental medicine are admitted to start in the September trimester of each year
  • NYCC operates on a rolling-admission basis
  • Application should be made after the prospective student has completed at least 50 semester hours of college study
  • For chiropractic students, half of the prerequisite science courses should have been completed