The General Application Process
Applying to VUIM is easy! The following materials are required for all students who apply to an Acupuncture or Oriental Medicine program at VUIM:
1) A completed Application for admission
2) Non-refundable application fee
3) Essay/Statement of Purpose
4) Official transcripts from all institutions where a degree has been earned
5) Copy of Photo ID
6) Professional Recommendation
7) Proof of English proficiency
VUIM reserves the right to interview any candidate for admissions, to properly evaluate the prospective students candidacy, when necessary.
Please note that additional requirements may exist for individual programs. For more information please see the Admissions Requirements page for your individual program.
International Students and English language proficiency
If any of the education was completed outside of the US, at a college or University not accredited by an agency recognized by the department of education, a third-party course by course evaluation will be required for each degree. Prospective students may utilize any third-party member of NACES.org or AICE.org. Additionally, prospective students can choose to have VUIM process this request through an approved third-party vendor for a fee.
English proficiency can be demonstrated in the following ways (see program specific requirements for scores and additional details):
Non-matriculated students interested in taking individual courses should submit the application for “non-matriculated students program”. Please select the Master of Science in Acupuncture program when prompted.
Non-matriculated students are required to meet the admissions standards for the Master of Science in Acupuncture program.
NEW PROSPECTIVE STUDENT CONSIDERATIONs
The information below is an estimate of the expected processing time for each item.
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