Jung Tao School admits a maximum of 30 new students per year; each new cohort begins classes in August. Application materials are collected, and interviews conducted, until the class has reached its maximum capacity. Once the class is full, additional applications may be considered and a list of alternates will be selected in the event an accepted student decides not to join the new class.
Educational Requirements for Admission
The minimum educational requirement for admission to Jung Tao School is the satisfactory completion of at least 60 semester credit hours, or 90 quarter credit hours, of education at the baccalaureate level. These credit hours must be granted by an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education. Potential applicants who are unsure whether they meet these requirements should contact the Registrar for a review of previous educational experience prior to submitting an application.
The application process is composed of two parts: 1) the submission of completed application materials (see below) and 2) an in-person meeting or telephone-based interview with one or more members of the Admissions Committee, scheduled by the Registrar. Satisfaction of both of these requirements must be met prior to consideration for acceptance.
Required application materials:
- Completed Program Application Form with 2 x 2 photo attached
- 250 word typed essay about why the applicant is interested in Chinese medicine
- Comprehensive, up-to-date vitae, including past educational and occupational experience, and other pertinent activities
- Photocopy of valid identification (driver’s license, passport, or social security card)
- Three letters of recommendation (mailed separately by those individuals directly to Jung Tao School); the applicant must have known these individuals for at least 3 years, and they may not be family members
- Official college transcripts mailed directly from the institution(s) to Jung Tao School in a sealed envelope
- $50 application fee
Acceptance and Enrollment Procedures
If the applicant is accepted and seats are available, he or she will receive a letter of invitation to join the upcoming class, details regarding course schedules, tuition requirements, available lodging, a Student Manual, and an Enrollment Agreement. The accepted applicant must sign the Enrollment Agreement and return it with a $300 nonrefundable deposit within 30 days of acceptance in order to reserve a seat in the incoming class. This deposit will be applied to the first tuition payment upon official enrollment in courses.
Official enrollment into courses takes place on August 1st of each year. Should an accepted applicant decide not to join the upcoming class once the deposit has been paid, he or she must submit, in writing, an enrollment withdrawal statement to the Registrar no later than July 31. All accepted applicants who have not submitted an enrollment withdrawal statement by the deadline will automatically be enrolled into courses for the upcoming academic year. Enrollment into courses commits the student to the academic and financial requirements stated in the JTS Student Manual.
Admission of Foreign Students
Jung Tao School is currently not registered with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service to accept foreign students.
English Language Competency
English language competency is required of all students seeking admission to the program which is taught in English. This may be satisfied by scoring at least 61 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet based test (iBT) which also requires a minimum speaking exam score of 26 and a minimum listening exam score of 22, or a level 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. Applicants who do not satisfy this requirement may be considered for admission with English as a second language, but they must satisfy the proficiency requirement in English before beginning the clinical experience.
Jung Tao School does not grant transfer credit for courses completed at other institutions of higher education, including schools of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
Jung Tao School offers an advanced placement option for its B-100 Anatomy & Physiology and B-200 Pathophysiology courses. Individuals interested in pursuing this option must complete a comprehensive examination with a minimum score of 75%. Additionally, the applicant must have documented a minimum of twelve semester credit hours for equivalent courses at an accredited institution of higher education, with a grade of “C” or better in each course. These equivalent credit courses may not be used to satisfy the school’s 60 semester-hour admissions requirement. In some circumstances, students receiving credit by examination may be required to attend select portions of the course as determined by the instructor. Individuals receiving credit by examination are required to pay full tuition for that course.
Jung Tao School does not offer any form of advanced placement in the master diploma program for any course other than B-100 and B-200.
Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation. Jung Tao School makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees and students. This nondiscrimination policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and social recreational programs.