Students who wish to enroll in the UCC Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) program must present the following:

 

  1. Applicants must have achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in a college or university accredited by the corresponding US Department of Education accrediting body or an equivalent foreign agency.

    2. The applicant must have a minimum general grade point average of 3.00 or above on a scale where A =4.0 (including all courses taken at college/university level).

    3. The applicant must have a minimum science grade point average of 2.00 or above on a scale where A =4.0 (including all courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics taken at the college/university level with a grade point average of 2.00 or above in each individual course).

    4. Total coursework must include the following:


Course

Hours

Comments

Biology

8 semester hours or

12 quarters hours

Basic introductory courses in Biological Sciences may not be substituted for the particular credit hour stipulated.

General or Inorganic Chemistry

8 semester hours or

12 quarters hours

Organic Chemistry

8 semester hours or

12 quarters hours

Physics

8 semester hours or

12 quarters hours

Basic introductory courses in Physical Sciences may not be substituted for the particular credit hour stipulated.

Mathematics

6 semester hours or

9 quarters hours

Spanish

6 semester hours or

9 quarters hours

English

12 semester hours or

18 quarters hours

Six (6) semester hours in Honor courses in English approved with a grade of A or B per semester may substitute for the twelve (12) semester hours required.

Behavioral and Social Sciences in (Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Sciences or Economics).

12 semester hours or

18 quarters hours

  1. Two formal letters of recommendation, one of which must come from a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), sent to the Admissions Office. (See the recommendation form). Recommendation letters from the DC will be accompanied by an evaluation rubric that consist of at least 8 hours of shadowing with the DC.

    6. A personal statement, written in English, establishing why you are passionate about becoming a chiropractor.

    7. A curriculum vitae (CV) written in English.

    8. The interview is in person and by invitation only; we use the modality of Mini Multiple-Interview.

    9. All academic requirements must be completed no later than the end of the second semester of the academic year preceding admission.

    10. Applicants must demonstrate fluency in speaking, reading, and writing in both Spanish and English. This is essential since lectures are conducted in either language, even though Spanish is the predominant language of the institution. Furthermore, the required clinical experiences are nearly always conducted in Spanish.

    11. Each student admitted to begin the DCP on the basis of academic credentials from institutions outside the United States must meet the following requirements:

    • Provide evidence of proficiency in reading and writing English, and an understanding of oral communication in English, commensurate with the level of proficiency expectations established by the DCP for successful completion of the DCP.

    • Demonstrate academic preparation substantially equivalent to that possessed by students admitted from United States institutions through the validation of credentials by corresponding agencies.

    • Provide evidence of proficiency in the subject matter of each course for which credits are accepted.

    • Foreign applicants must submit all required documentation through the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS) to meet all legal requirements for study in the United States.

    12. Students Transferring from Another Institution or Seeking Advanced Standing:

    Each student transferring credits applicable to the DCP must meet the following requirements:

    • The applicant who is transferring from another chiropractic program to the UCC-DCP must meet the admissions requirements that were in force at the UCC-DCP on the date the student originally enrolled in the chiropractic program from which the transfer is being made.

    • Credits considered for transfer must have been awarded for courses taken in a chiropractic program accredited by the CCE, or in a program accredited as a first professional degree in one of the health sciences by another nationally recognized accrediting agency, or in a graduate program in an academic discipline closely related to the health sciences offered by an institution which is recognized by a national accrediting agency.

    • Only credits recorded on an official transcript of the issuing institution with an equivalent grade of 3.00 or better on a 4.00 scale may be considered for transfer.

    • Credits accepted for transfer must be determined by Registrar’s Office to be substantially equivalent to courses offered by the UCC DCP.

    • Credits accepted for transfer must have been awarded within five years of the date of admission to the UCC DCP.

    • Credits accepted for transfer from institutions outside the United States must be accompanied by evidence of the individual student’s proficiency in the subject matter of each course for which credits are accepted.

Alternative Admission Track Plan

The Alternative Admission Track Plan (AATP) has been designed according to the accreditation standards of the CCE to allow the admission of candidates to the School of Chiropractic that comply with all requirements of the regular admission with the exception of having a general point average (GPA) equal or superior to 3.0 but having, a general GPA (GGPA) between 2.85 and 2.99 and a science GPA (SGPA) above 2.75. The AATP requires that the student partake of the services that are provided as part of an individualized academic support plan to ease the adaptation of the student to the program.  The AATP promotes early intervention based on student’s needs.  Admitted candidates under this program are required to comply with:

  • Academic counseling and tutoring program

  • Psychological supervision

  • Personal counseling

Student entrance to the AATP will be through a case by case scenario after a thorough evaluation by the admissions committee that may include and not excluded of one to one interview, additional MMI or any other revision of the admissions process seem deem by the Admissions Committee to evaluate the candidate.