Selection is based on previous academic achievement, professional experience and an admissions interview. A notice of acceptance or denial will be sent by mail to prospective students who complete the application process. On registration day, new students who have received the acceptance notice sign a program contract that sets the date of entry into the program.
Nondiscrimination / Handicapped Policy
School policy is to comply fully with applicable federal and state nondiscrimination and equal opportunity laws, orders and regulations. The school will not discriminate in its programs and activities against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, handicap, or status as a disabled veteran. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access in school programs and activities. Individual arrangements for the disabled can by made by contacting the admissions office.
Transfer Students/Transfer Credit
Upon request, the Midwest College will evaluate academic work from accredited schools, both in science and TCM, to determine transfer credit. Documentation of course content may be required. There is no charge for transfer credit accepted from accredited schools. Transfer credit will decrease the number of hours of study at the Midwest College, the tuition cost and eligibility for financial aid, depending on the amount of transfer credit awarded. Transfer credit usually reduces course load, but usually does not reduce the minimum 30 months for Acupuncture or 36 months in Oriental Medicine required for graduation, unless the student is transferring significant hours from an ACAOM accredited or WHO recognized school. All transferring students must attend a minimum of one academic year at the Midwest College. Students transferring from the Midwest College to other schools must consult the other school’s Admissions Office regarding transferability of credit. The student handbook contains detailed policy.
TRANSFER CREDIT REQUEST FORM
Out of State Students / Foreign Applicants
Interviews may be done by telephone if travel arrangements are difficult. There is moderately priced rental housing available in southern Wisconsin. Students who need help relocating will be assisted by the school. The campus in Racine is 30 minutes from Milwaukee and can be reached from Chicago in just over an hour. Applicants who have completed their studies outside the United States must present all post secondary school credentials. Documents must be authenticated or certified and those not in English must be accompanied by certified translations. Nonresident applicants must meet TOEFL requirements.
Employment Advisory Service
The Midwest College does not provide a placement service. It provides instruction in the preparation of a resume and development of interview skills as part of practice management class. Listings of positions and practices for sale are posted outside the library. Students are also referred to the various National and State Acupuncture newsletters in which employment opportunities are advertised. Not all student referrals are based on direct contact with employers. The Midwest College can not guarantee employment.
In addition to helping relocate out-of-state students, the college offers tutoring, library services, and academic counseling. The Midwest College is sensitive to the educational needs of adult students, and administrators are available to discuss specific needs as they arise.