If you are considering attending Daoist Traditions, call to speak to our Admissions Coordinator. Before applying, we strongly encourage you to visit the facilities, observe class sessions, and meet the staff, in order to see if Daoist Traditions is the right environment for you. Contact our Admissions Coordinator, Juliet Daniel.
The Daoist Traditions community strives to cultivate a healing presence and to convey that healing presence in all we do. Accordingly, we seek students who recognize that all life experiences provide the opportunity for growth and change. We are dedicated to upholding a high standard of education to ensure that the public is served by caring, competent, and knowledgeable practitioners.
We seek applicants who demonstrate that they have the maturity and motivation for the rigors of this type of program and learning process. The College attracts a highly motivated student population who share a deep commitment to the study and practice of Oriental Medicine and to their personal cultivation and growth. Applicants are considered on the basis of individual merit without regard to gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, race, veteran status, national or ethnic origin.
EDUCATIONAL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Prior to acceptance, all applicants must have fulfilled a minimum of 60 semester credits or 90 quarter units of general education at the baccalaureate level from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. All official transcripts must be mailed directly from the college or university to Daoist Traditions. Please refer to the application for a detailed list of required application materials.
Applications are considered on an ongoing basis until the class has reached its maximum capacity. Once the class is full, additional applications may be considered and a list of alternates will be selected should another accepted applicant decide not to attend.
New students are enrolled in August each academic year. Generally, applicants are not accepted in January (spring semester). Contact the Admissions Coordinator for further information on January enrollment.
Please refer to the college catalog for details on admissions procedures.
Transferring students must be open to learning a different perspective than the one at their former school. Students must honor the diversity of all healing traditions to allow us to build upon the common foundation that joins them. Any student considering transferring to Daoist Traditions is asked to visit the college to meet with our Admissions Coordinator, observe class sessions, and meet our students.
The college accepts transfer students on a limited basis. The college may accept up to one year of transfer credits from an Oriental Medicine program which is accredited or a candidate for accreditation with the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). All transferred classes must be equivalent to the college’s requirements for graduation.
Although the national guidelines for all acupuncture schools are the same, experience dictates that each program is different academically and clinically. To transfer previous training from any other school requires careful review of the transfer student’s knowledge and, therefore, is granted on a case-by-case basis. The Admissions Coordinator and Academic Dean award credit based on the college’s guidelines. See the college catalog for details.
INTERNATIONAL (NON-IMMIGRANT) APPLICANTS
The College is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. Special application and admissions procedures are required for all
F-1 students. Contact our Admissions Coordinator for details. Please see the college catalog for detailed information on international students and English language competency. Download the International Application Packet.
NON DEGREE SEEKING APPLICANTS
As class size permits, Daoist Traditions will consider students with special interests who are not seeking a degree. All educational requirements of the college and course pre-requisites must be met. Non-degree seeking students may enroll for up to 9 credits per semester on an audit basis only and will receive an official transcript showing class hours that have been attended. The Academic Dean will consult with the appropriate faculty member(s) to determine if allowing any non-matriculated student to take a given course would adversely affect the quality of instruction. Courses with clinical content cannot be audited. Non-Degree Seeking Applicants must submit:
- completed Non-Degree Seeking Student application form
- official college transcripts mailed directly to Daoist Traditions from the institution showing 60 semester credits or 90 quarter units of general education
- copy of valid photo identification
- $75.00 non-refundable processing fee
- copy of acupuncture school diploma or acupuncture license (if applicable)
To support our vision of its service to the community the Admissions Committee may allow a limited number of students to enroll in specific courses of general interest without fulfilling all the prerequisites of admission to a particular program or course. Such courses are normally limited to Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and certain weekend courses. For more information and to apply for public education courses, please contact the Admissions Coordinator or visit our Events page.