As an international student you have the opportunity to study at one of only a handful of colleges in this country that is devoted to the mission of reclaiming the heritage and legacy of Chinese Medicine. Daoist Traditions is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students into the Oriental Medicine program. The Department of Homeland Security requires that all international students enroll in a full-time course of study, attend classes regularly, and make satisfactory progress towards completion of the degree objective.

Special application and admission procedures are required of all international students. Refer to the International Student Application Packet for detailed information on additonal admission requirements, the F-1 visa, and other immigration regulations.

Daoist Traditions will issue a SEVIS Form I-20 to international students who are accepted into the program and who have provided all required documentation.  It is the student’s responsibility to obtain an F-1 Visa to study in the U.S.

English Language Competency

Academic success is dependent upon the student’s ability to understand, speak, read, and write in English. The level of proficiency needed for a graduate level academic program is greater than that required for daily living. Therefore, every effort should be made to perfect English skills prior to applying for admission.

Students who are not native speakers of English must take Tests of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), unless an exemption is given by the Admissions Committee. Applicants must achieve a TOEFL score of at least 72 on the internet-based exam (iBT) with a minimum speaking exam score of at least 26 and a minimum listening exam score of 22. A 550 on the paper-based exam (PBT) or 213 on the computer-based exam (cBT) is acceptable. A TSE score of 40 is acceptable.  A level 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam is also acceptable. The result of the examination determines if a student must take special courses in English prior to enrollment or if they may be allowed to take an English course while concurrently enrolled in the program.  International students who hold a degree from a U.S. university or in a country in which English is the language of instruction may not be required to take the TOEFL.