Admission Requirements 

Our online application for Fall 2016 entry is now available.

The Doctor of Chiropractic degree program is a limited enrolment program into which the institution will admit only the most qualified applicants annually.

The minimum standards for admission to the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program are:

a. Three full years of study (minimum of 15 full courses) in a university program or at an institution or institutions recognized at the university level by a provincial or territorial ministry of education, in which the applicant demonstrates a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 on CMCC's 4.00 scale in post-secondary pre-professional education.

b. A successful admissions interview with a minimum interview score as defined by CMCC.

c. Successful evaluation of a personal statement.

Applicants who apply prior to the completion of the equivalent of three years (15 full courses or 90 credits) of university level study will be assessed for admission on the basis of having completed two full years (10 full courses or 60 credits). If deemed eligible and successful in the application for admission, an offer of admission will be conditional upon the successful completion of the minimum academic requirements before May 31 of the year of registration.

All offers of admission are conditional upon the applicant's final CGPA on the minimum academic requirements being at or above the CGPA that was calculated to assess admission eligibility upon submission of the application.

Applicants holding a first professional degree in health sciences (ie. MD, DO, DDS, DPM), or a graduate level degree in a related discipline may be considered for Advanced Standing.

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English at the time of registration.

Applicants with disabilities will not be summarily denied admission, nor will higher academic requirements be demanded. An applicant with a disability will not be required to disclose his/her disability during the application process. Prior to accepting an offer of admission, the applicant with a disability is required to disclose any functional limitations associated with carrying out classroom, laboratory and clinical assignments, including microscopic work, imaging, interpretations, chiropractic techniques, or the equivalent; pass written, oral and practical examinations, and meet all the other requirements of the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program. CMCC will consider requests for academic accommodations in accordance with related policies and guidelines.

An applicant supplying documentation or information that is found to be falsified, incomplete or misleading at the time of presentation or thereafter, may be withdrawn from consideration for admission, and the application fee forfeited. Furthermore, any student who is admitted and/or subsequently enrolled in the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program who is found to have submitted incorrect or incomplete information for the purpose of gaining admission will be required to withdraw with failure.

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 courses or 30 credits) so that the university transcript (showing earned and transfer courses) meets our minimum academic requirement of 15 full courses, or 90 credits. Whenever a university transcript includes transfer credits from another institution, a copy of that institution's transcript must also be sent to CMCC.

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 requirements for pertinent licensing board examinations.


Applicants from outside Canada (International Students)
Proof of proficiency in English.  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
  • 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 Canada 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

For additional important information, please visit our link, 'International Applicants'.


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