Admissions

GENERAL INFORMATION

Application for Admission to the independent study programs is open throughout the year. All applications for admission are received and reviewed by the admissions committee and Dean. A careful evaluation is made as to the individual’s motivation, character, life experience, and academic standing for acceptance into the Bachelor and Master’s program. Some special admission criteria and prerequisites may be required.

  1. All documents must be written and submitted in English.
  2. All payments of application fees and tuition fees must be made in U.S. currency and made directly to American Institute of Integrative Medicine.

SPECIAL ADMISSIONS PROVISION

No special provisions will be granted.  All qualifications need to be met before being admitted into a degree program.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

Advanced placement may be available for qualified applicants based on similar curriculum, practical training, seminars, and completed clinical training.

TRANSCRIPTS

Please have the schools you have attended mail copies of your official transcripts to the registrar. Official transcripts must be received to complete the student’s application. Preliminary status and evaluation may be obtained with copies of transcripts until official transcripts are received.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Students with transcripts from foreign colleges and universities are required to submit English language translations. If not submitted in English, AIIM will refer these transcripts to an external foreign transcripts evaluation service for review.  Students pay a foreign transcript evaluation fee of $250 for this service in addition to the regular application fee. AIIM does not offer 1-20 visa services for independent study programs nor will AIIM vouch for student status. International Students must be fluent in the English language for admission. All course work is offered in English, through English textbooks, and critiques made by English speaking faculty in the United States. All communications are in English. No proficiency test will be required.  It is acceptable if the student is able to adequately communicate with administration and demonstrate the ability to read and write without problems.  No ESL instruction will be provided.

INCOMING CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING AND LIFE WORK EXPERIENCE

Students may receive incoming credit for prior learning, life and work experience. All requests for incoming credit must be submitted with the application for admission.

CREDIT FOR LIFE EXPERIENCE

AIIM offers academic credit for life/work experience related to the program of study that has been obtained outside a formal degree-granting setting. Life experience is defined as work experience (therapist, physician/clinician, teacher, counselor, nurse, business, etc.), military experience or a combination of the two.  Please submit as much documentation as possible for validation.

PORTFOLIO FOR INCOMING CREDIT/PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

Courses may only be waived and accepted for incoming credit if a prospective student has demonstrated acceptable evidence of the material covered, e.g. notarized documentation, official transcript, diploma or certificate of completion from a recognized educational institution and/or individual. Incoming credit for non-traditional education, work, and life experience will be assessed by our prior learning assessment program. Incoming credit must be appropriate to the course of study sought. The student shall indicate the course(s) for which the experiential learning is being requested and the justification for it.

NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

The transferability of credits you earn from American Institute of Integrative Medicine is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer.  Acceptance of the degree you earn in the educational program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the degree that you earn at this institution is not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending American Institute of Integrative Medicine to determine if your degree will transfer.

TRANSFER OF CREDITS TO OTHER INSTITUTIONS

Course credits that are earned at AIIM are not universally accepted by other institutions of higher learning.  Decisions concerning the acceptance of course credit by other institutions are made at the sole discretion of the governing body of those institutions.  AIIM does not imply nor guarantee that course credits earned at AIIM will be accepted by or transferable to any other college, university, or institution and it should not be assumed that any course credits can be transferred.

Each institution has its own policies governing the acceptance of credit from other institutions. Students wishing to transfer course credits earned at AIIM to another institution should contact that institution to determine what course credits, if any, that institution will accept according to their policies on transfer of credit.

AIIM has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or university.