1. Eligibility

Candidates for admission to Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine should meet the following requirement accordingly, and should have demonstrated maturity, professional ethics, and ability to learn.

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Have completed a high school education with an Alberta high school diploma or non-Alberta equivalent, verified by transcript, with 60% or better in Grade 12 English, Mathematics and Science.
  • If previous schooling was in a language other than English, students must demonstrate his/her English is proficient enough to complete the program.

Mature Student:

Candidates can apply as mature students. This is intended to allow applicants who otherwise will not qualify for admission to be considered, based on the skills and experience they have acquired since leaving school. Applications by mature students are evaluated differently as we do recognize that mature students have life experience that younger students may not have, such as work experience, experience as a parent or independent learning. We consider A mature student is:

  • A student who has graduated from high school but lacks post-secondary education.
  • A student who did not graduate from high school and is looking to gain admission five years after their last year in high school.
  • A student who has been away from formal education for five years or more.
Application Deadline

2. Application Deadline

ACATCM remains committed to supporting students whose application process has been impacted by COVID-19 related disruptions. The application for our Fall 2020 term remains open and we continue to process new applications as usual. We will continue to be flexible where possible and adapt to changing circumstances with the aim of removing any barriers to completion of the application process.

Deadline extensions:

  • Domestic Student: August 31st, 2020
  • International Students: July 31st, 2020

Fall 2020 semester begins on: Tuesday, September 8, 2020


3. Application


Thanks for your interest in applying for admission to ACATCM, you can apply online or download the admission application form here.

Please send in your completed application to our administration office by mail or in person, and ensure the following document are included if applicable:

  • Copies of certificates awarded, and/or original official transcripts from other institutions that you have attended.
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $100.00 in Canadian funds (Money Order preferred) payable to ACATCM.
  • A letter of intent that states your background, motivation for choosing this profession, etc.
  • Two referral letters from non-family members.

Download Admission Application Form

Late Application:

Late applications are possible and prioritized by the date that they are received.

If you require more information about admission or program of interest, you may send in your request use the form below.

Review Process

4. Review Process

Our administration office will thoroughly review candidate’s application upon receipt,  then an interview will be arranged either in person or by telephone.


5. Success

Congratulations! You will be welcomed into a thriving student-led learning environment.

Successful candidates will receive admission and acceptance letter followed by instruction such as students orientation date, course schedules, textbook information, etc.

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