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DAOM & PhD (China)

DAOM & PhD (China)

Admission Process (DAOM)

The six steps of FBU Admissions Process: 

Application Interview

Once your application package and all supporting documents have been received, a phone interview will be scheduled, or you will be invited to Five Branches for a personal interview with one of the members of the admissions committee. The admissions interview is a mutually beneficial process, allowing you the opportunity to acquire additional information not gained in previous interactions with Five Branches, while the admissions committee can get to know you on a more personal basis.

Application Review

After your interview, your file will be reviewed by the admissions committee. In evaluating applicants, the committee takes into consideration many factors: academic achievement, professional experience, recommendations, accomplishments, personal character, and future potential.

Admissions Decision

You will be notified in writing once a decision has been made by the admissions committee, within one to two weeks after your interview.


You will be asked to reserve your space with a $300 non-refundable deposit, due within two weeks from the date of acceptance. The deposit will be applied towards the first tuition payment.

Waiting List

If there is no space available in the upcoming entrance term, accepted applicants who have paid a deposit may be placed on a waiting list. We will inform you of your position on the waiting list and will notify you if space becomes available. If space is not available, those on the waiting list can elect to have their application brought forward to the next entrance term.

New Student Orientation and Registration

One week prior to the beginning of the trimester, you will attend the New Student Orientation and Registration. The orientation is an excellent time to meet fellow students, faculty, and members of the administration. During the orientation, financial aid, school policies, and the academic calendar are reviewed.

Registration is scheduled on the day following orientation. During registration you will meet with the Admissions Director and/or an academic advisor to receive an overview of the program, and review your registration options and class schedule. If you need assistance with the registration process or with specific scheduling needs, please contact the admissions office prior to registration.