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Transfer Credit Policy

All master’s degree-level coursework being considered for transfer credit must be evaluated at the time of ACAOM admission. All coursework must have an ACAOM course equivalent (reflected in content and hours) and must have been completed within six years of planned ACAOM program graduation.

To learn more about credit transferring fees, please contact Students must provide course descriptions and any other necessary documentation for a credit evaluation at ACAOM.

Courses from ACAOM accredited (or candidates for accreditation) acupuncture schools that are equivalent in content and course hours are directly transferable. Coursework from non-accredited acupuncture schools may be considered after successful completion of competency exams approved by the Dean of Academic Affairs. Any foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a foreign educational credentials firm prior to a credit evaluation.

ACAOM reserves the right to waive year-limitations on coursework or require competency tests for courses completed over six years ago.

Students must provide supporting documentation and course descriptions from the college catalog where credit was earned when requesting evaluation of the course for credits toward graduation at ACAOM.

In cases where insufficient supporting documentation exists to make a transfer credit determination, the Dean of Academic Affairs, after consulting with the course instructor, may require students to pass (70 percent or above) a competency test in the subject prior to awarding transfer. Credits earned by passing a competency test will be recorded as a “TC” on their academic record. A non-refundable fee for each test taken will be charged. To be granted a degree from ACAOM, a transfer student may not transfer beyond 60 percent of required credits for graduation.

Current students interested in taking equivalent coursework at another institution while attending ACAOM must obtain prior approval from the Dean of Academic Affairs. Any non-accredited online courses from other institutes are non-transferable.