Once you have made the decision to enroll in the DTCM/MTCM Dual-Degree Program you are ready to begin the application process. To be considered for admission to Five Branches University, the following items are required:
One recent passport-style photograph
A one-page, typed essay describing your background, how you became interested in TCM and your plans beyond graduation
An up-to-date resume listing all previous education, job experience, accomplishments and volunteer work
A non-refundable application fee of $95.00, payable in check or money order. The application fee for international students is $395.00. Please indicate which program and campus you are applying to.
To ensure the maintenance of safety precautions and a healthy environment in the Five Branches clinics, we require the completion of a Health Evaluation. This health evaluation must be signed by a qualified primary healthcare practitioner and either faxed or mailed directly from the medical office to your preferred campus admissions office. If mailed, please keep a copy for your records.
Due to possible occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials in the clinic, we recommend receiving a Hepatitis B vaccination. A copy of this immunization record or blood test must be provided. If vaccination is declined, a waiver form must be signed.
To fulfill safety precautions in the Five Branches clinic, we require all applicants to have a tuberculosis clearance test prior to enrollment in the program. This may be done though a PPD Skin Test or a QuantiFeron TB Gold Blood Test.
Provide the Letter of Recommendation form to two references of your choice (teachers, employers, colleagues, and/or healthcare professionals). References are encouraged to provide additional information regarding your strengths and character traits and why they believe you would be a good candidate for our graduate program. The Letter of Recommendation form must be completed in full and either emailed or mailed directly from the evaluator to your preferred campus admissions office. If mailed, it must be placed in a sealed envelope and signed across the flap by the evaluator.
Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended – Academic transcripts must be emailed or mailed directly from the academic institution to your preferred campus admissions office. If you have taken Natural Science AP courses, make sure to contact the College Board at P.O. Box 6671 Princeton, NJ 08541-6671.
Please note: Additional documents are required for international applicants, or domestic students who have received their undergraduate degree abroad. For more detailed information refer to: International Applicants.
Application for Admission
Hepatitis B Vaccination Form
Letters of Recommendation
San Jose campus applicants:Email or mail your application materials to: Five Branches University- San Jose Attention: Admissions Office firstname.lastname@example.org 1885 Lundy Ave, Suite 108, San Jose, CA 95131
Santa Cruz campus applicants:Email or mail your application materials to: Five Branches University- Santa Cruz Attention: Admissions Office email@example.com 200 Seventh Avenue Suite 115, Santa Cruz, CA 95062