Start Dates and Application Fees

Start Dates and Application Fees

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, it is preferred that completed applications be received at least 1 month prior to the start of the trimester you are applying for.

  • 2023 Trimesters

Spring 2023

  • First Day of  School*: December 30, 2022
  • First Day of Classes: January 2, 2023
  • Early Application Deadline: November 30th, 2022

Summer 2023

  • First Day of School*: April 28 , 2023
  • First Day of Classes: May 1, 2023
  • Early Application Deadline: March 30, 2023

Fall 2023

  • First Day of School*: August 25, 2023
  • First Day of Classes: August 28, 2023
  • Early Application Deadline: July 28, 2023


*The first day of school is ‘New Student Orientation’ and mandatory attendance is required of all new students. If you are unable to attend orientation you will be asked to defer your start date until the following trimester.

No application will be processed until all required documents have been received. After all required material is received, the admissions committee will review the application. Applicants who are considered eligible for entrance into the CSTCM program will be notified to schedule an in-person or phone interview with the administrative director.

Application Fees

  • $50.00: Application Fee
  • $100.00: Late Application Fee**
  • $100.00: Transfer Student Fee (Students transferring from another Acupuncture / TCM School)

**Applications are considered late and assessed a late fee if received within thirty (30) days prior to the first day of classes. Class size is limited for accelerated and full-time students. If space allows, applications may be accepted up to the end of the first week of the trimester, although we recommend applying early. Those who are not accepted into the entering class for space reasons will be put on a waiting list.

students at CSTCM handling traditional Chinese medicine herbs

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