How to Apply

The College accepts applications for each semester and students are encouraged to apply as early as a year in advance for the desired semester. Applications are reviewed as soon as the Admissions Office has received all of the required application materials. Once materials are received and reviewed, students will be notified and and an admissions interview will be scheduled. Applicants will be notified of their status within 2 weeks following the interview (phone or Skype interviews are available for out-of-state and international students).

We have created a side-by-side comparison chart to help you find the degree program that is right for you.
This chart highlights the requirements, goals and the differences among all of our programs, including the first professional degrees (MSTCM, DACM), the transitional doctorate (transitional DACM) and the postgraduate doctorate (DAOM).

Deadlines

Semester Application Deadline
Fall 2016 Semester August 1, 2016
Spring 2017 Semester December 8, 2016

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Admissions Requirements: 

A completed ACTCM Application Form

Application fee ($65)

There is a non-refundable $65 fee required with your application. Payments can be made online when submitting your application.

2 Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation should be from individuals who have been teachers, mentors, supervisors, or other professionals (other than relatives and friends) who can comment on your ability to succeed within the DACMt. Submit either the Letter of Recommendation Form or letters written by your recommenders. 

Please have letters sent directly from your recommenders and either emailed to ACTCMadmissions@ciis.edu or mailed to:

ACTCM Admissions Office
455 Arkansas Street
San Francisco 94107

A current resume

Please submit a complete resume with this application. Include the following information, if applicable:

  • Education and post-graduate training
  • Work history and professional experience
  • Professional and health care licenses received
  • Research

Please email to ACTCMadmissions@ciis.edu or mail to:

ACTCM Admissions Office
455 Arkansas Street
San Francisco 94107

A Statement of Purpose essay

Please submit a typed, double-spaced essay of approximately 500 words in response to the following questions:

  • Discuss the personal and professional reasons that have led you to pursue the DACMt.
  • Why do you wish to study at ACTCM specifically?
  • What do you hope to learn/gain from this experience, both personally and professionally?
  • What do you hope to contribute to the ACTCM community?
  • What specific traits and experiences do you have that you believe will allow you to be successful, both in ACTCM's degree program and as a future TCM practitioner?

Please email to ACTCMadmissions@ciis.edu or mail to:

ACTCM Admissions Office
455 Arkansas Street
San Francisco 94107

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