How to Apply

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Yo San accepts applications for each trimester and students are encouraged to apply as early as a year in advance for the desired trimester. Because we operate on a rolling admissions basis, applications are reviewed as soon as the Admissions Office has received all of the required application materials. After your application has been reviewed, you will be notified and a time for an interview will be scheduled.  Applicants will be notified of their status within 2 weeks following the interview (phone interviews are available for out-of-state and international students).  

Application deadlines for each trimester are as follows:*

 Trimester Application Deadline 
 Fall  August 15 
 Spring  December 15
 Summer   April 15

*Applications submitted after the application deadline will still be considered. Priority, however, is given to those individuals whose applications are received before the official deadline.


Applicants must have completed a minimum of two years of college at an accredited* institution (a minimum of 90 quarter credits or 60 semester credits with a 2.5 GPA) *Accredited means having been approved fully and without contingency by an association or other organization of peers recognized for that purpose by the U.S. Secretary of Education to offer a particular degree or degrees at a particular level, as specified in the approval. 

To apply, please submit the following to the Office of Admissions:

  • A completed MATCM Application Form
  • Application fee ($75  for domestic applicants or $150 for international applicants)
  • Official sealed transcripts from all institutions attended, showing a minimum of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units
  • Two Letters of Professional or Academic Recommendation   
  • Two passport-sized photos
  • A current resume
  • A Statement of Purpose essay (500 words maximum)

International applicants:

  • Official transcripts from each school listed on the application from outside the United States, evaluated by World Education Services ( to coincide with the US grading system 
  • Official TOEFL SCORES (minimum score of 61 on the Internet Based Test)
  • Financial statement from bank showing the minimum amount to qualify 
  • A completed MATCM application form
  • Payment of $150 (dollars) International Application Fee
  • Two passport –style photographs (2x2 inches to be used for student identification cards)
  • A Statement of Purpose essay (500 words maximum)
  • A current Resume or Vitae
  • Two letters of professional or academic recommendation on official letterhead

Transfer Students:

Applicants who have been enrolled at another accredited acupuncture school must follow the same application procedures. In addition, we can provide a preliminary transfer credit evaluation prior to enrollment to help you establish your standing at the time of admission. 

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