Admission Requirements 

Our online application for Fall 2015 entry is now CLOSED. Applications for Fall 2016 entry will be available in June 2015.

This is a summary of CMCC’s graduate admission requirements. For details please download the current CMCC Academic Calendar (PDF)

Applicants from Canada

The minimum academic requirement for consideration for admission is a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.50 on a 4.00 grade point scale from at least three full years of undergraduate university study in Canada (15 full year courses or 90 credit hours). All grades from all years on an applicant's transcript are included in the calculation of their CGPA. We require official academic transcripts from all post secondary institutions at which the applicant has been registered.

We do not have course prerequisites; however, we recommend that our students have completed one full course, with labs, in organic chemistry and biology, one half course in introductory psychology and at least one and one half courses in humanities and/or social sciences. 

All academic requirements must be completed no later than May 31 of the year of registration at CMCC.

Applicants who study in a university transfer program at a college must subsequently complete at least one full year of undergraduate study at a university in Canada (five full year courses or 30 credit hours) so that the university transcript (showing earned and transfer courses) meets our minimum academic requirement of 15 full year courses, or 90 credit hours. Whenever a university transcript includes transfer credits from another institution a copy of that institution's transcript must also be sent to CMCC.

Transcripts from Canadian universities are to be sent directly from the university to CMCC Admissions. 

Transcripts from non-Canadian universities are to be sent directly from the university to World Education Services (Canada). (Please see the section below for 'International' applications for further information re: WES.)  

Applicants from the Province of Québec must complete two years of appropriate study in a CEGEP program, with successful completion of the Diplome d’études collegiales (DEC) and at least two full years of undergraduate university study in Canada, earning the cumulative GPA requirements above.

It is the student's responsibility to enquire with the regulatory body for the jurisdiction and program standards in which he/she wishes to practice to ensure that CMCC entrance requirements meet the eligibility requierments for pertinent licensing board examinations.

Applicants from outside Canada (International Students)
International students who are interested in the profession of chiropractic are encouraged to consider applying to CMCC. The strength of our academic, clinical and professional standards are recognized worldwide. International applicants follow the same admission process (see above) as all other applicants to CMCC. However, to ensure that all students are assessed on an equal basis, international students are required to provide the following additional information:

  • Proof of proficiency in English, if English is not his/her first language. All courses at CMCC are conducted in the English language, therefore students must have sufficient facility in English to understand and profit from instruction. All students for whom English is not their first language are required to submit evidence of their proficiency in English by providing:
  • a)  a minimum score of 88 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This test may be taken at CMCC's institutional code is 8866, or
    b)  a minimum score of 7 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test. This test may be taken at
  • Evidence of having the financial resources, or funding commitment, to complete a minimum of one year of education

The equivalent educational requirements to students matriculating in Canada

  • Transcripts from institutions outside Canada must be evaluated on a course-by-course basis by the following agency only:
    World Education Services, Inc
    1400 - 2 Carlton St
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 1J3  Canada
    Telephone: 416 972 0070 or 866 343 0070
    Fax: 416 972 9004
    Applicants are to contact WES directly to set up an account designating CMCC as a 'recipient' of their transcript evaluation,and to have their academic institutions send their transcripts directly to WES. WES will forward their official evaluations directly to CMCC. These evaluations are due in the CMCC Office of Admissions by the application deadline. Please note that this process may take several weeks
  • Notarized English translations of documents and certified true photocopies of the originals of all documents which are in a language other than English

Compliance with the Canadian Department of Employment and Immigration (under the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development) regulations governing the entrance of foreign students. Applicants are advised to contact their nearest Canadian government representative to ensure compliance with such regulations.

Advanced Entry Admissions
Students applying for advanced entry admissions do so under the terms and conditions of specific articulation agreements between CMCC and other postsecondary institutions.  These agreements are designed to facilitate accelerated pathway to degree completion.  At this time, institutions with which CMCC has entered into articulation agreements include:

. University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
. University of Winnipeg

Institutions with which CMCC has articulation agreements set specific standards for admission into degree pathways and options that will position the student to apply for advanced entry admission to CMCC in their second year of undergraduate study.  The application to CMCC is typically submitted in January of the student's second year of undergraduate study.  Upon completion of the minimum academic requirements as outlined in the articulation agreement, and upon successful completion of the admissions interview (held in June of the student's second year), the applicant may receive advanced entry admission to the Doctor of Chiropractic program.  The offer of advanced entry admission is conditional upon the successful completion of all requirements as prescribed in the articulation agreement by the end of the student's third year of undergraduate study.  For further information, please email

Undergraduate Student Transfer
CMCC may accept transfer of credits from institutions accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education Canada of the Canadian Federation of Chiropractic Regulatory and Educational Accrediting Boards, or institutions accredited to agencies that are members of the Councils on Chiropractic Education International, subject to the following conditions:

. The applicant must be eligible to return to the last institution attended.
. The credit hours being transferred must be for course work that is equivalent in credit hours, content and quality as determined by CMCC.
.  Only credits with a grade of 'B' (or its equivalent on CMCC's grade point scale) or better are considered for transfer.
. Transfer credits must be earned within five years of the date of admission to CMCC.
. No more than two years of credit may be granted for course work in another chiropractic program.
. The last two years of study must be completed at CMCC to qualify for graduation from CMCC.

As there are a limited number of places available for transfer students, possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission or transfer to CMCC.

Transfer applicants are required to:
. complete the online application before January 31
. pay a non-refundable transfer application fee of $250 (in Canadian funds).  An application for transfer will not be considered until the fee is received
. provide original transcripts from all postsecondary institutions and chiropractic programs at which the applicant has been enrolled. If transcripts come from outside of Canada, they must be evaluated by WES Canada on a course-by-course basis (see section above for further details)
. meet the current academic entrance requirements and be compliant with all entrance regulations
. demonstrate a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 on CMCC's 4.00 scale from previously attended chiropractic programs
. supply an official letter of recommendation from the institution from which the transfer is requested
. successfully complete an admissions interview

All students who have requested a transfer will be notified of the outcome of their request by late June.
For further information, please email

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To Contact Admissions

The Admissions Office is open Monday to Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm,
6100 Leslie Street, Toronto, ON M2H 3J1 Canada
Tel:  1 800 463 2923 (toll free)
Tel:  416 482 2344 (local)
Fax: 416 646 1114