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Application Process

Veterinary students and licensed veterinarians with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited school are eligible for enrollment in the MS-TCVM. Applicants to the MS-TCVM program must provide the following documents to apply for the MS-TCVM:

  • Photocopy of your diploma of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent in the field of veterinary medicine, such as a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medicine (BS Vet Med);
  • Official transcripts of your earned bachelor’s degree;
  • One letter of recommendation from a former professor, peer, or employer;
  • Photocopy of your driver’s license (or passport);
  • The completed Enrollment Agreement;
  • A $120 required non-refundable application and student ID fee.

View a sample of the Enrollment Agreement. To apply, please fill out the Application Form and send it to Emma Sample at emma@tcvm.com. Before submitting an application please download and read the Student Catalog to ensure that you understand all policies, procedures and requirements of Master's degree students.

In order to apply to the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine for entry into the MS-TCVM program, prospective students should complete an application form and send or bring the form along with all required documentation and attachments as listed above to:

Admissions Department
Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
9650 W Hwy 318
Reddick, Florida 32686

If a candidate would like to interview the school, she or he should call the Admissions Department at 1-800-891-1986 to schedule an appointment. In addition to a campus tour, appointments with faculty members and class visits may be arranged.

All applications for admission are reviewed without regard to race, gender, age, religious affiliation, nationality, sexual orientation or veterans’ status. The Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine also complies with anti-discrimination policies of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its implementing regulations.

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International Applicants
International applicants for whom English is a secondary language must demonstrate competency in written and spoken English, as evidenced by a score of at least 550 on the TOEFL exam or passing a recognized international equivalent exam. An international applicant may be exempt if 
the applicant has earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from an institution in an English-speaking country, or 
if the applicant is a citizen of an English-speaking country.
International students, whose transcripts are not in English, are also required to have their transcripts translated and evaluated by an NACES recognized firm prior to submission.

Conditional Admission 
Students applying for admission to the master’s program may be conditionally admitted if all the required documentation has been received, except for official transcript. Students admitted under a conditional status may register for courses in their initial term of admission only. Students must submit all missing documents to complete their application prior to the end of the first term. To register for subsequent terms, students must be unconditionally admitted to the graduate program for which they have applied. Students conditionally accepted are not eligible for any form of financial assistance, and students withdrawn for failure to supply required documents are responsible for all tuition and fees costs. 

Application Procedure
In order to apply to the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese  Veterinary  Medicine  for  entry  into  the MS-TCVM program, prospective students should complete an application form and send or bring the form along with all required documentation and attachments as listed above to:

Admissions Department
Chi  Institute  of  Traditional  Chinese  Veterinary Medicine
9650 W Hwy 318
Reddick, Florida 32686

If a candidate would like to interview the school, she or he should call the Admissions Department at 1-800-860-1543 to schedule an appointment. In addition to a campus tour, appointments with faculty members and class visits may be arranged.
All applications for admission are reviewed without regard to race, gender, age, religious affiliation, nationality,  sexual  orientation  or  veterans’  status. The Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine also complies with anti-discrimination policies of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its implementing regulations.

Enrollment Agreement
Students enrolling in the MS-TCVM program will receive and execute an Enrollment Agreement stating the estimated total tuition, fees, and the estimated cost of books and supplies for the semester. Students who withdraw from the program and decide to return within 6 months may re-enter the program under the same terms of their previous enrollment agreement. Students who choose to re-enter the program more than 6 months following a withdrawal will receive a new enrollment agreement with the estimated tuition and fees based on the prevailing tuition and fee schedule at the time of re-entry.
 
Verification of Student Identity
As the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine offers a hybrid program, a student’s identity is verified when the student is on campus on an as-needed basis by review of the government issued identification in their student file.

Admission Acceptance and Denial  
The Institute will inform applicants in writing if they have been accepted for admission. The Institute will also communicate to the applicant and documents the basis for any denial of admission. 



 

 

 

Non-Discrimination Policy

Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Name: Mrs. Yanru Zhao, MS, Associate Dean for Finance and Planning
Address: Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
    9650 W Hwy 318, Reddick, FL 32686

    1-800-860-1543 ext. 104 

Credits
Definition of Units of Credit

The Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine awards credit on a semester credit hour system. A semester credit hour is equivalent to approximately no less than 15 class hours of lecture or direct faculty instruction with appropriate out-of-class study and preparation; 30 hours of lab with appropriate out-of-class study; or a minimum of 45 hours of practicum. A class hour of instruction is equal to 50 minutes of instruction in addition to a 10-minute break. Appropriate out-of-class study and preparation is generally defined as a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for each hour of lecture or direct faculty instruction each week for approximately fourteen weeks.



Transferability of Credits
The transferability of credits earned at the school is at the complete discretion of a school to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the certificate you earn is also at the complete discretion of the school to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits and/or certificate you earn at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine are not accepted by the school to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that school. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this school will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting a school to which you may seek to transfer before attending to determine if your credits/certificate will transfer.    

Transfer credits, including those accepted by the Chi Institute are not calculated into students’ GPA and have no effect on the grade point average SAP requirements. Transfer credits, however, are considered when computing the maximum time frame for completion of a program. Transfer hours will be added to the calculation of the attempted and earned hours when the maximum time frame for completion is being calculated for SAP purposes. Only 27 credit hours with a grade of C (75%) or higher are accepted to be transferred. 
At least 25% of the credits or hours required for completion of a program must be earned through the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine for students seeking a Master’s Degree. For the Masters Program a student may transfer up to 27 credit hours. Credits applied toward the degree may be derived from a combination of any or all of the following:
1. Units or credits earned at and transferred from other postsecondary institutions, when congruent and applicable to the receiving institution’s program and when validated and confirmed by the receiving institution.
Successful completion of challenge examinations or standardized tests demonstrating learning at the credential level in specific subject matter areas.
2. Any non-credit courses, which do not count towards the completion of the MS-TCVM program are issued Pass/Fail grades, but are not calculated into the student’s GPA or taken into account in determining the SAP maximum time frame for completion.


Grading System & Progress Reports
Final grades are reported at the completion of each grading period. At the conclusion of each semester the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine reports final grades to each student. The following grading system is used, and final grades are calculated from the percentages earned in each course in accordance with the chart provided to the right. 
      

Grade

Percentage

GPA

Evaluation

A

90-100%

4.0

Outstanding

B+

86-89%

3.5

Very Good

B

80-85%

3.0

Very Good

C+

76-79%

2.5

Satisfactory

C

70-75%

2.0

Satisfactory

D+

66-9%

1.5

Deficient

D

60-65%

1.0

Deficient

F

0-59%

0

Failure

I

Incomplete

 

Not Calculated

W

Withdrawal

 

Not Calculated

TC

Transfer Credits Accepted

No more than 27

Not Calculated

PS

Pass

non-credit course

Not Calculated

AU

Audit Class

non-credit course

Not Calculated

 


  

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine allows students access to their educational records. These records include all information maintained by the school which is directly related to the student, with the exception of the financial records of their parents and educational records containing information about more than one student. The Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine  permits  access  to  that  part of the record that pertains only to the inquiring student. Student records are confidential and, other than to the student, only such agencies or individuals authorized by federal law in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act are allowed access without express permission by the student through a records release form. These records are left on file indefinitely. Directory information, however, may be released to valid inquiries unless the student specifically requests in writing that this information not be released.
In addition to complying with FERPA, the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine does not allow faculty to discuss or post grades I the public areas of the LMS.  Confidential information is only shared with students in areas that are password protected.