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Application Process

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.

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. 

 

Veterinarians and current veterinary students, who have completed at least a minimum of 10 credit hours at a college of veterinary medicine, are eligible to apply to the MS-TCVM. Applicants to the MS-TCVM program must provide the following documents: 
  1. Official transcripts of your earned Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent, or official transcripts of your earned bachelor’s degree and a copy of your current veterinary school identification; Veterinary students must also submit their veterinary school official transcripts as proof of enrollment;  
  2. One letter of recommendation from a former professor, peer, or employer; 
  3. Copy of your driver’s license (or passport). 
  4. The completed application form
  5. $70 required application fee and $50 program registration fee.

Chi Institute reviews applicants’ admissions documents to determine whether collectively, if enrolled, students are a good fit for the master’s degree program and align with their academic goals. Following a comprehensive review, applicants are notified whether they are accepted into the degree program.

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 530 on the TOEFL (paper-based test) or 71 on the internet-based test (iBT), a minimum of 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), or a 50 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report. An international applicant may be exempt if

         1.         the applicant has earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from an institution in an English-speaking country, or
         2.         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 course in their initial term of admission only not to exceed 12 credit hours. Students must submit all missing documents to complete their application prior to the end of the first term or they will be withdrawn and no MS credit will be given. To register for subsequent terms, students must be unconditionally admitted to the graduate program. 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.
Non-degree Seeking Course Enrollment

Veterinarians and veterinary students wishing to earn Master’s credit may do so by enrolling as a Non-Degree Seeking (NDS) Student in a master’s level course. Applicants interested in enrolling in a Master level course must demonstrate they meet admissions criteria for enrolling in the Master program, and must meet all course pre-requisite requirements.  Single course attendance is subject to course and seat availability.

All NDS Students must submit the following documentation prior to registering for a graduate level course:

1. Official academic transcripts of your earned Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent, or official transcripts of your earned Bachelor’s degree and a photocopy of
    your current veterinary school identification;
2. Photocopy of a Government issued photo ID (driver’s license or passport);
3. Sign and execute an Enrollment agreement for the Master’s level course.

International NDS students must also provide the following:

1. demonstration of competency in written and spoken English, as evidenced by a score of at least 550 on the TOEFL exam or by passing a recognized international equivalent
    exam. An international student 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. 

2. International Students, whose transcripts are not in English, are also required to have their transcripts translated and evaluated by an NACES recognized firm.

State Authorization

As an institution of Higher learning, Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine is required to comply with all federal and state regulations regarding distance education. If you have any questions regarding the status of state authorization in your home state or your eligibility for enrollment please contact the Chi Institute MS-TCVM Registrar’s office via email (master@tcvm.com) or phone (1-800-860-1543). 
At this time, Chi Institute only accepts enrollment applications from residents of foreign countries and the following US domestic states:
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Washington

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

This Act (ADA) was enacted to extend to otherwise qualified individuals full access to all aspects of public accommodation, including education. The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The Chi Institute’s facilities have been designed with accommodations for the physically disabled. The ADA is a positive piece of legislation and Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine readily complies with all of its provisions. To prevent discrimination, educational services must:
  1. Be provided in an “integrated setting” if possible;
  2. Make “reasonable accommodations” unless a modification would result in an undue hardship to the institution or a fundamental alteration of the services provided;
  3. Furnish auxiliary aids and services when necessary;
  4. Remove architectural and structural communication barriers in existing facilities when readily achievable;
  5. Provide readers, note-takers and tutors as required.

The Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine is not required to provide:

  1. Personal devices such as wheelchairs;
  2. Individually prescribed devices (e.g., glasses, hearing aids);
  3. Services of a personal nature (e.g., assistance in eating, dressing or toileting).

    Extra charges to cover accommodation may not be made. All individuals involved in recruiting, training and serving students must ensure that students be admitted, trained and serviced equally with no discrimination for disabilities. All efforts should be made to find cost effective ways of accommodating students with disabilities. Applicants and students who are disabled should contact the Student Administration Office for a request for accommodations form. All completed forms should be returned directly to Zhen Zhao, Campus Director, by mail (9650 W. Highway 318, Reddick, FL 32686) or email (Zhen@tcvm.com). 
    In addition to submitting a request for accommodation form, students will also be required to submit appropriate supporting documentation so that the institute can determine suitable and reasonable on-site and online accommodations to fit their needs.

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 degree 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 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. 

Students can transfer in up to 50% of MS-TCVM program credits through a combination of credits earned at an outside institution or credit earned through non-degree seeking (NDS) status. Students requesting transfer credits to be evaluated must submit a Request for Transfer Credit Approval form to the Admissions Office prior to the start of the first semester. Transfer credits will be evaluated upon the receipt of official transcripts, and only transfer credit evaluations performed by Chi Institute and approved by the President are final. Students will be notified of the credits accepted for transfer prior to the end of their first semester.  A student may receive transfer credits, provided:

  • The student earned a “B” or higher in the course from an accredited institution, within the past 5 years, and
  • The course is determined equivalent in both content and degree level to a required Chi course within the student’s program of study.
  • The total of all credits awarded for transfer/NDS is not more than 50% of the total program credits.
  • A student may appeal the credits accepted for transfer through the grievance procedure.    
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, Chief Financial Officer
Address: Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
    9650 W Hwy 318, Reddick, FL 32686

    1-800-860-1543 ext. 104 

 

The Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine complies with anti-discrimination policies of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its implementing regulations.

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Chi CE Student Tuition Discount

Chi Institute offers a Chi CE Student Tuition Discount to students who have completed CE courses at the Institute that correspond in content to the master’s program courses. Students who enroll in the master’s program will be required to complete these master’s level courses, but the tuition for the course(s) will be discounted by the amount the student previously paid for the CE course version(s)  for up to 18 MS credits. The discount amount for each course will be applied in the term the course is charged and scheduled to be completed.

 

Chi Institute Course CE MS
 Acupuncture
  • Small Animal
  • Equine
  • Mixed Practice
X X
 Chinese Herbal Fundamental Knowledge  X X
 Herbal Medicine
  • Respiratory
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Liver
  • Kidney
  • Dermatology
X X
 Food Therapy  X X
 Basic Tui-na X X
 Advanced Tui-na: Refinement X X
 TCVM Advanced Diagnostics, Classical Points and Advanced Acupuncture
  • Canine
  • Equine
X X
 Business Management X X
 Integrative Neurology X X
 Ophthalmology
X X
 Evidence Based Acupuncture
X X


The Chi Institute’s Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Program (MS-TCVM) is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education. Additional information regarding Chi Institute may be obtained by contacting the Commission for Independent Education, Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888)224-6684.