Daoist Traditions welcomes international students! Students from other countries enhance the learning environment by bringing their diverse perspectives to our campus community and the classroom. The ability to build connections and be informed by the experiences of others are qualities that make successful practitioners.
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 MAOM and dual enrollment MAOM/DACM programs. 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.
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.
Our International Student Information Packet will provide you with important information to get you started.
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. English language competency is required of all students seeking admission. This must be demonstrated by one of the following means:
- The applicant must have completed one of the following with English having been the language of instruction AND the language of the curriculum used:
- a) four years at a U.S. high school demonstrably delivered in English;
b) at least two years (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) of undergraduate- or graduate-level education in an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education;
c) at least two years (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) of undergraduate- or graduate-level education demonstrably delivered in English;
d) high school or two years (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) of undergraduate- or graduate level education in an institution in one of the following countries or territories: American Samoa; Anguilla; Antigua & Barbuda; Australia; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Botswana; British Virgin Islands; Cameroon; Canada (except Quebec); Cayman Islands; Christmas Island; Cook Islands; Dominica; Federated States of Micro nesia; Fiji; The Gambia; Ghana; Gibraltar; Grenada; Guam; Guyana; Ireland; Isle of Man; Jamaica; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Malawi; Montserrat; Namibia; New Zealand; Nigeria; Norfolk Island; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Pitcairn Islands; Sierra Leone; Singapore; South Africa; South Sudan; St. Helena; St. Kitts & Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent & the Grenadines; Swaziland; Tanzania; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; United Kingdom; U.S. Virgin Islands; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe.
- The applicant must have completed an English language competency assessment at the required level. Applicants must score at least 80 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet-based exam (iBT) or achieve an overall band score of 6.5 (Academic Format) on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Equivalent levels of other English language assessment tools are also accepted. Contact the admissions office for minimum required scores. Other assessments include Duolingo English Test, China Standard of English Language (CSE), Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE), Cambridge English Advanced (CAE), Common European Framework Reference (CEFR), Occupational English Test (OET), Pearson Test of English (PTE).
Transcripts from other countries must be translated into English and evaluated by an educational credentials evaluation service recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www.naces.org), such as such as World Education Services, www.wes.org.
Special application and admission procedures are required of international applicants who are entering the U.S. and who are transferring from other U.S. colleges. International applicants must submit specific documents in addition to the standard application materials for the program of study. Please refer to the admissions application for details.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our Admissions Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.