Most chiropractic programs require that applicants have at least 3 years of undergraduate education (90 credits) and at least a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for admission. An increasing number of programs require a bachelor's degree. In either case, your undergraduate studies must include specific science and non-science courses based on the admission requirements for the chiropractic schools you plan to apply to.
Competitive applicants will also have substantial health-related and non-health related experiences.
Applications: Applicants should check with the schools they plan to apply to directly for application information and timeline.
Coursework and Transcript Information: The courses you have taken will need to be self-reported and you will also need to have official transcripts sent to the application service. Most centralized applications will have a form to print off that will need to be attached to your transcript. You will be asked to enter information, grades and credits for every course that you have enrolled in at any U.S., U.S. Territorial, or Canadian post-secondary institution. Transcripts should be sent from the registrar’s office of all US and/or Canadian Schools attended. You may order a transcript from the MSU registrar’s office from the registrar’s web site, www.reg.msu.edu. There is no charge for sending transcripts. If you are taking courses during the spring semester, it is advised you wait until your spring semester grades are posted to your record as professional schools will want to see those grades.
Entrance Exam: Most programs do not require an entrance exam, it is strongly recommended that students check with the individual schools they wish to apply to.
Recommendation Letters: Most programs require 2-3 letters of recommendation.
Interviews: After submitting applications, students may receive an offer to interview. Not all Chiropractic programs require an interview as part of the application process, but for the ones that do, they have indicated an interest in selecting you. Remember, you are not only preparing to answer their questions, you are preparing to ask your own. While they determine whether you are the right fit for the program, you need to determine if the program is the right fit for you.
Schools use personal interviews with applicants to assess qualities such as maturity, interpersonal skills, and ability to articulate strengths and weaknesses. Be prepared to discuss why you wish to pursue a career in physician assistant and the experiences that have motivated you.