Prospective Students


The Midwest College of Oriental Medicine is interested in candidates who have a strong humanitarian commitment and whose past accomplishments show evidence of originality, creativity, and a capacity for independent, critical thinking. The Admissions Committee values applications from those students who have tested their interest for working in the health care environment, or in activities involving the care of others, and in a variety of community services.

In order to become a student at the Midwest College, applicants must meet all admissions requirements. This includes submitting the necessary items listed on the Admission Prerequisites page and on the application form. Students applying for financial aid must attend an admissions interview regarding financial aid rules and regulations and sign the required financial aid entrance interview form.

Medicine, Chinese: Hua Tuo

The Application Process

Your first step on this journey will be choosing a campus, and then contacting the Admissions Office. The Admissions Director will help you through the various steps necessary to complete the entire application process.

When all documentation has been submitted and the admissions interview has been successfully completed, your application will then be processed. If accepted, you will receive a letter of acceptance and then be able to enroll in classes.

Admission Prerequisites

Admission Requirements

  1. Successful completion of at least two years accredited post-secondary education (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credit hours)
  2. Distribution of academic prerequisites for Illinois students for the B.S./M.S. program or the Acupuncture Program with less than an Associate Degree:
  3. Math/Physical Science (6 to 8 semester credits), English/Composition (6 to 8 semester credits), Social/Behavioral Science (6 to 8 semester credits), Business/Economics (6 to 8 semester credits), or their equivalent.
    **Wisconsin students do not need to meet the academic distribution prerequisite**
  4. Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended must be sent directly to the admissions office. The minimum acceptable GPA is 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  5. Completion of an admissions interview.
  6. An application with a check for $315 ($65 application fee and $250 deposit) – fully refundable if admission is denied

Application Deadline

Your first step on this journey will be choosing a campus, and then contacting the Admissions Office. The Admissions Director will help you through the various steps necessary to complete the entire application process.

Time Until Winter 2021 Deadline








Steps in Admissions

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Read the catalog

Look at the curriculum

Look at the competencies

Look at the schedule

Call 880-593-2320 with questions

Sit in on a Saturday class

Talk to students and interns

Visit the clinic during the week

Submit the online application

Have official transcripts sent

Fill out your Financial Aid Application

Call our Admissions Department for interviews

Become part of our community of healers!

Selection of Candidates

Selection is based on previous academic achievement, professional experience and an admissions interview. During the admissions interview, prospective students are given an opportunity to explain how they became interested in medicine and their vision of their future career in the field of Chinese medicine. The college is looking for applicants who demonstrate the level of commitment, enthusiasm, confidence and maturity needed to build a successful professional practice.

A notice of acceptance or denial will be sent by mail to prospective students who complete the application process and admissions interview.

Out of State Students / Foreign Applicants Living in the U.S.

Admission interviews may be done by telephone if travel arrangements are difficult. There are moderately priced hotels/motels available in southeastern Wisconsin for those who would like to conduct their admissions interview in person. Applicants who have completed their studies outside the United States must present all post-secondary school credentials. Documents must be authenticated or certified and those not in English must be accompanied by certified translations. Nonresident applicants must meet the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) requirements.

International Applicants

International applicants are required to have their transcripts translated by an official translation service before they can be considered for admission. The official translation and evaluation must clearly indicate hours and credits of study, and that the education is equivalent to a minimum of 60 semester (90 quarter) credit hours.

For programs taught in English, the student must score a total score of at least 61 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL® iBT), including a minimum speaking exam score of 26 and a minimum listening exam score of 22, or an overall band score of level 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.

The Midwest College will issue an Immigration and Naturalization Service Form I-20 to international students who are accepted into the program, and who have provided the College with a confidential financial statement showing proof of sufficient funds to meet their tuition and living expenses for at least the first year of study in the United States. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain an F1 visa to study in the United States.

International applicants should visit the U.S Department of State for additional information.