For students transitioning from our MAcCHM program, or who graduated from a master’s of acupuncture and Oriental medicine from AOMA or other ACACHM accredited school
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) requires institutions to collect and evaluate copies of documents provided from veteran students that will be using Veterans Benefits towards pursuing an approved program. Submission of military credentials for potential transfer credit is optional. It is neither required for admission nor subject to admission deadlines. Military transcripts may be submitted at the same time as other required application materials, or upon acceptance to AOMA. The following items are required for the VA to certify enrollment for students at AOMA:
Because AOMA is not a bachelor’s degree granting institution, it relies on other regionally accredited undergraduate institutions to determine what Military Occupational Specialties courses are equivalent to baccalaureate level coursework. For this reason, AOMA only accepts Military Occupational Specialties credits towards the admissions requirements if they have been previously reviewed, accepted, and documented as being equivalent to baccalaureate level coursework on the transcripts from another regionally accredited institution.
AOMA employs the American Council on Education's Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services to assess potential transferability of Military Occupational Specialties. As per this guide, AOMA has determined that there are no equivalencies between Military Occupational Specialties courses and coursework contained within the MAcCHM degree program at AOMA.
Applicants must demonstrate proficiency with the English language through the submission of an original Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) score report from Educational Testing Service (ETS®) documenting a score of at least 61 on the internet-based test (IBT) with a minimum of 22 for listening and 26 for speaking.
The paper-based test will no longer be accepted as of Jan. 1, 2019.
As an alternative to submitting an official TOEFL score report, international applicants may instead demonstrate English-language Proficiency by submitting an official score report from IELTS demonstrating a minimum score of 6.0. Effective January 1, 2020 this minimum will be raised to an overall band score of 6.0 (Academic Format) and IELTS spoken band score of 8.0 for MAcCHM and DAOM applicants.
In addition to the TOEFL and IELTS the following exams and corresponding scores are now also acceptable
The program must confirm the required oral and written English competency via one of the following:
Alternately, applicants may be exempt from the requirement to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score report if they have demonstrated English language proficiency through the completion of at least two years (60 semester credits/ 90 quarter credits) of baccalaureate-level education at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States DOE, or from an equivalent English-language institution in another country.