The minimum academic requirement for consideration for admission is a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from at least 3 full years (15 full year courses or 90 credit hours) of undergraduate university study in Canada. Marks obtained from graduate work are not calculated into the CGPA. All academic requirements must be completed no later than May 31st of the year of registration at CMCC.
Applicants holding Master's or PhD degrees at the time of the application deadline, and who otherwise qualify for admission, will be ranked at the 75th percentile of the admission pool or will be ranked according to their undergraduate academic CGPA, whichever is higher.
Interviews are granted if the applicant meets the required undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. Qualified candidates are notified by mail of an interview date, time, and location, and will be asked to provide CMCC with a copy of their one-page autobiographical sketch using the template/suggestions provided. This bio will be reviewed by the interview team immediately prior to the interview. Telephone interviews may be granted in cases where applicants are residing outside Canada. All interviews are conducted in the English language. The interview fee of $150 in Canadian funds is due in advance of the interview. On the interview date, applicants must provide proof of identity with an official government document that has a photograph, e.g. drivers licence or passport.
Preparing for your interview
We recommend that you take a tour of CMCC with one of our Year IV Interns. Tours are available on a drop-in basis Mondays through Fridays between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm and are arranged through our Clinic Receptionist, who is located just inside our main entrance at CMCC. If you would like to discuss our admissions process, Student Services staff will be pleased to meet with you when your tour brings you to our office. Please note that our Anatomy Labs and Simulation Lab are included in organized CMCC Open House Event tours only. To receive details about our Fall Open House, please email email@example.com.
If you are interested in sitting in on a lecture, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-482-2344 or 1-800-463-2923 a few days before your planned visit to identify which lectures will be available to you.
As well, we recommend that our applicants gain personal chiropractic experience through job shadowing or volunteering at a chiropractic clinic or becoming a chiropractic patient if they are not already one. We also recommend that you conduct your own research on the chiropractic profession, and we have provided links to suggested readings for your interest.
The personal interview lasts about 20 minutes. The interview team considers the candidate’s motivation, problem solving ability, self directed learning experience, past chiropractic experience, personal qualities, leadership qualities, and interest in wellness and health promotion. The interview also allows the candidate to clarify his/her understanding of the profession, the program and student life.
The Admissions Committee only consider candidates who have had a successful interview in making its final selection. Candidates are rank ordered according to their CGPA, and 192 will be offered admission. A set number of applicants are placed on a waiting list.
All applicants will be notified of their application outcome by mid March.
Online Application (non-refundable)
Application for transfer (non-refundable)
Confirmation of acceptance (non-refundable)
($250 of this will be credited to Year I tuition)
Acceptance of Offer
Applicants receiving an admission offer must confirm their intention to attend CMCC by submitting:
- A completed Acceptance of Offer form
- A non-refundable acceptance fee of $500 in Canadian funds, $250 of which will be credited to their Year I tuition.
- A personal cheque for $13,750 in Canadian funds, post-dated June 1, to cover the first tuition payment.
Attendance at Orientation
All applicants accepted and registered for the first professional year at CMCC must be present on the first day of orientation. There are significant administrative and academic activities which take place throughout the orientation week to prepare students for their first week of classes.
Documentation Required 2 Months Prior to Start Date
- A Health Evaluation letter or note signed by a health practitioner (this can be a doctor, chiropractor, nurse, etc.), confirming that the applicant has no health impediment to entering into our program.
- Results of a 2-step tuberculin test (within last 6 months) or chest X-ray (within last 12 months). A positive test result must be reported to the Admissions Office.
- Current Certificate of Standard First Aid and CPR Level C (which covers Adults, Children and Infants). Such courses may be completed with St. John’s Ambulance (www.sja.ca), the Red Cross (www.redcross.ca), the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (www.wsib.ca), or other organizations offering these programs.