Transfer credits are awarded for courses taken at a TCM college that is nationally accredited and approved by the California Acupuncture Board, as long as they are equivalent both in content and length to Five Branches DAc/MAc courses and awarded a letter grade of C or above.
When transferring from a graduate level program in Chinese medicine to our DAc/MAc program, up to 25% of clinical training courses and 50% of academic courses may be eligible for transfer.
TCM-related courses from a TCM college not approved by the California Acupuncture Board will only be accepted within the 50% limitations of the Board. TCM courses from tutorial or apprenticeship programs are non-transferable. Transfer credit is not available for work or life experience.
A transfer fee will apply to the evaluation of all courses transferred into the program, excluding the five natural science courses. If a Challenge exam is required, an additional fee will apply. Please refer to Cost & Financial Aid for more information.