FAQ and Suggested Reading


What is the average CGPA of the people who get accepted?

The recent average CGPA for entry into CMCC is 3.1 on a 4.0 scale.

How long is the program at CMCC?

The program is four years full-time with summer breaks between Years I, II and III. Upon completion of Year III, students immediately begin a 12-month clinic internship (two six-month rotations).

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Candidates require at least three full years of undergraduate university study in Canada at an accredited university (15 full year courses or 90 credit hours), with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.50 on a 4.00 average scale. Please see Admission Requirements for Canadian applicants and Admission Requirements for International applicants for applicants applying from anywhere outside Canada.

The admission evaluation is derived from an academic assessment and interview. All information resulting from the admission process is considered by the Admissions Committee in making its final selection. Candidates with successful interviews are rank ordered by CGPA and 192 are offered admission. A set number of applicants are placed on a waiting list.

How many applications do you receive each year?

CMCC receives approximately 500 applications per year.

How many people do you accept each year?

CMCC has one entry point each year (September) and accepts 192 new students.

When should I apply?

You are able to apply to CMCC once you have completed the 15 full-year required courses or after having completed 10 full-year courses if you have registered to complete the remaining 5 courses. Should you be accepted with 10 full year courses, your offer of admission would be conditional upon completion of the academic requirements and receipt of an updated transcript by May 31st of the year of registration.

Do I require a science background to apply?

No. You may apply if you do not have a science background. Applicants who have not studied the sciences are encouraged to complete one full course with labs in organic chemistry and biology, one half course in introductory psychology, and some humanities and/or social sciences.

Although CMCC does not have any prerequisite courses, applicants wishing to practice outside of Canada should check with the licensing body of the area in which they intend to practice to confirm whether the licensing body has any prerequisites in order to practice.

What funding is available for students?

CMCC is a not-for-profit organization, a registered charity under the Income Tax Act (Canada), and receives no direct government funding. The chiropractic profession continues to support CMCC through members who pay an annual fee which helps to subsidize the cost of the students’ education. Additional sources of funding are actively sought, including the generous support of donors.  For a list of available awards, scholarships and bursaries, please go to the 'Student Services' section under 'Student Life'.  CMCC students are eligible to apply for government financial aid, a process for which assistance is available through Student Services.

What is the closing date for applications?

October 31, 2015 at 11:59 pm is the deadline for receipt of applications and all the required documentation to begin studies in the 2016-17 academic year.

How do I find housing accommodations?

CMCC partners with Places4Students.com, an off-campus housing service that specializes in providing students, schools and landlords with the highest quality rental listing service possible. Please note that CMCC assumes no liability, makes no representations and cannot be held liable with respect to any arrangements entered into or agreed upon between students and landlords, subject to the removal of any posting at the sole discretion of CMCC.

May I apply as a mature student?

CMCC does not offer ‘mature student status’ when considering applicants. The admissions procedures outlined are applicable to all applicants regardless of age, gender, race, religion and all other factors delineated in the section regarding Equal Opportunity.

May I apply as a part-time student?

CMCC does not offer a part-time studies program. However, eligible transfer students from other chiropractic colleges may be considered for part-time studies for one-year in order to complete required courses.

Are there any other chiropractic colleges in Canada taught in English?
CMCC is the only college in Canada to offer a Doctor of Chiropractic degree program that is taught in English.

May I work while attending CMCC?

While CMCC recognizes the need for an income, we typically discourage working until having completed the first few months of studies in first year. The curriculum is intensive and it often takes a few months of study before students feel confident enough to commit themselves to other responsibilities.

Is there public transit access to CMCC?

CMCC is conveniently located just minutes from the TTC Sheppard and Finch subway lines, with a bus stop at our front door. We are two blocks north of the Cummer GO station.

The TTC Leslie N Route 51 bus passes by CMCC every 15 minutes during the rush hour from the Leslie station on the Sheppard Line. The TTC Cummer E Route 42 bus passes by CMCC every 5-6 minutes from Finch station on the Yonge-University line.

For further information about public transportation, please visit: http://www.toronto.ca/ttc and/or http://www.gotransit.com.

TTC Post Secondary Metropasses are available to CMCC students. TTC Student photo-IDs are purchased from the Sherbourne subway station, and monthly passes may be purchased from any subway station. GO Transit student ID cards are available for CMCC Doctor of Chiropractic degree program students. This card allows eligible students to save up to 25% off of the regular adult fares on some routes, based on the purchase of a 10 ride ticket or monthly student pass.

Is there only one point of entry every year?

Yes. The first day of class is typically the Monday prior to Labour Day Weekend.


  • Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (JCCA)
  • Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT)
  • Chiropractic Report (edited by David Chapman-Smith, Esq.)
  • Spine

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