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LACC Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Applicants for the Doctor of Chiropractic degree must meet the following admissions standards. Exceptions are made on an individual basis.
  • A completed bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 90 semester credits (135 quarter credits) of coursework from an accredited institution (accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or an equivalent foreign agency).
  • Successful interview with a member of the LACC faculty or administration.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the cumulative or most recent 90 semester credits of coursework.
  • Applicants whose grade point average (GPA) is 2.75 to 2.99 on a 4.0 scale for the cumulative or most recent 90 semester credits of undergraduate coursework may be considered for admission to the Alternative Admission Track Plan (AATP), as long as they have at least 24 semester credits (36 quarter credits) of life and/or physical sciences, with 12 of those semester credits (18 quarter credits) including a significant lab component.
  • Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirements based upon the cumulative or most recent 90 semester credits may still be admitted with the approval of the Dean.
  • 24 semester credits (36 quarter credits) of life and/or physical sciences including:
  • 12 semester credits (18 quarter credits) of coursework that include a significant lab component.
  • Minimum 3 semester credits (4.5 quarter credits) in biological sciences or equivalent (i.e. Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics) with a grade of C or higher taken within the last seven years.
    • The “seven years” requirement for the biological sciences course will be waived for applicants with at least a bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or with the approval of the Dean.
    • Applicants who do not meet the biological sciences requirement but otherwise meet admissions standards may be admitted on a contingent basis. Students must enroll in a competency-based, self-paced, zero credit online module in biology prior to or during their first term of enrollment. Students must successfully pass the module prior to week 5 of their first term.
  • Minimum of 3 semester credits (4.5 quarter credits) in chemistry or equivalent (i.e. General Chemistry, Introduction to Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry) with a grade of C or higher taken within the last seven years.
    • The “seven years” requirement for the chemistry course will be waived for applicants with at least a bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or with the approval of the Dean.
    • Applicants who do not meet the chemistry requirement but otherwise meet admissions standards may be admitted on a contingent basis.  These students must enroll in a competency-based, self-paced, zero credit online module in chemistry prior to or during their first term of enrollment. Students must successfully pass the module prior to week 5 of the first term.
  • Applicants whose grade point average (GPA) is at least 3.00 on a 4.0 scale for the cumulative or most recent 90 semester credits of undergraduate coursework may be considered for admission to the Alternative Admission Track Plan (AATP) without meeting the 24 semester credits of life and/or physical sciences requirement.
  • Applicants who do not meet the life and/or physical sciences requirement may still be admitted with the approval of the Dean.
  • Meet the physical and technical requirements to successfully complete the program, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Alternative Admissions Track Program (AATP)

What is the AATP?

The AATP is a program that allows chiropractic colleges to admit students with varied backgrounds in undergraduate coursework. The flexibility of the AATP program allows the colleges to consider the accomplishments of each student as key indicators of what makes a chiropractic student successful. This program acknowledges that people come to the chiropractic profession from myriad backgrounds and that this variety in the chiropractic profession is valuable to its future growth. The AATP program allows colleges to admit students who do not meet standard admissions requirements but who do exhibit other markers of skillfulness and potential for success.

Life and Physical Sciences

The life sciences encompass the fields of science that involve the scientific study of living organisms, like plants, animals, and human beings, as well as related considerations like bioethics. Physical sciences encompass the branches of science that study non-living systems.

Licensure Requirements

Neither acceptance for admission into the program nor the subsequent earning of a Doctor of Chiropractic degree guarantees that a state or foreign country will grant a graduate a license to practice chiropractic. Each state and foreign country, through its legislative and administrative process, defines the standards of competency and scope of practice of chiropractic within its jurisdiction. For further information on each of the jurisdictions please visit the Official Directory on the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Board.

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