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

 

  1. Applicants must have approved a Bachelor Degree in a college or university accredited by the Council of Higher Education or by the corresponding US accrediting agency.
  2. The applicant must have a minimum general grade point average of 3.00 or above on a scale where A=4.0 (includes all courses taken at college/university level).
  3. The applicant must have a minimum science grade point average of 3.00 or above on a scale where A=4.0 (includes all courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics taken at college/university level with a grade point average of 3.00 or above in each individual course).
  4. Total course work 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

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

 


 

  1. Two letters of formal recommendation, sent to the Admissions Office.
  2. A personal statement establishing why you are passionate about becoming a chiropractor
  3. The interview is in person and by invitation only; we use the modality of Multiple Mini Interview.
  4. All academic requirements must be completed not later than the end of the second semester of the academic year preceding admission.
  5. Applicants must demonstrate fluency in speaking, reading and writing in 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.
  6. 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 beginning students admitted from United States institutions.
    • Provide evidence of proficiency in the subject matter of each course for which credits are accepted.
    • Provide evidence of having financial resources sufficient to complete at least one full year of full-time attendance in the DCP.
    • Meet all applicable legal requirements for study in the United States.
  1. Students Transferring from Another Institution or Seeking Advanced Standing

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

    • The applicant for transfer from one DCP to another must meet the admissions requirements that were in force at the admitting DCP on the date the student originally enrolled in the DCP from which the transfer is being made.
    • Credits considered for transfer must have been awarded for courses taken in a DCP 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 on a 4.00 scale or better 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.