We believe that transfer students enrich our classrooms. If you have any questions about the possibility of transferring credits into our program, please contact our Admissions Director, Juliet Daniel, at admissions@daoisttraditions.edu.

Previous coursework is assessed on a case by case basis during the admissions process. Our Admissions Team tries to award as many transfer credits as possible. However, we are careful to only accept credits for courses that clearly have prepared the student for our program. Due to the differences between programs, transfer students should expect that some credits will not be accepted, that they will need to complete courses unique to DT’s curriculum, and it may require additional time to complete our program.

All transferred coursework must be completed at a college/university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and be equivalent to Daoist Traditions’ requirements for graduation. The college may accept up to one year of transfer credits from an Oriental Medicine program which is accredited or a candidate for accreditation with the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).

For transfer of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine courses:

  • The course must be listed on an official transcript with a grade of B, or equivalent, or better;
  • The course must have been taken within the past three years;
  • The course must meet the hour requirements of the equivalent class at Daoist Traditions; and
  • A placement exam may be required if transfer credit for multiple courses is being requested.

For transfer of Biomedical Science courses:

  • The course must be listed on an official transcript with a grade of B, or equivalent, or better;
  • The course must have been taken within the past five years, unless the applicant can provide acceptable evidence of continuous activity within two years in the specific field for which transfer credit is requested, e.g. a physician;
  • The course must meet the hour requirements of the equivalent class at Daoist Traditions; and
  • A placement exam may be required if the equivalent of a year of study is being requested.

Transfer credits will be evaluated once official transcripts have been received and the applicant has:

  • Submitted an application for admission with the application fee;
  • Included a cover letter stating the reasons for seeking a transfer; and
  • Provided a catalog or URL for online catalog, and/or printed syllabus outlining the content for each course being evaluated.

Transfer credit cannot be awarded twice for the same class; that is, it cannot be used to meet the minimum entrance requirement and also count as hours within the program. Daoist Traditions does not evaluate prior learning experience. If a course is not listed on a transcript, regardless of prior experience, no credit can be awarded.