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 three 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 Doctoral 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 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The personal interview lasts approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
The interview team considers six competencies that have been identified as being vital for success in chiropractic education:
- Health Advocacy
Qualified candidates are notified of an interview date, time and location. Applicants who have not been granted an interview will also be notified. The interview fee 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 (driver's license or passport, for example). Telephone interviews may be granted in cases where applicants are residing outside of Canada. All interviews are conducted in English.
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 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and are arranged through our Clinic Receptionist, 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 their office.
If you are interested in sitting in on a Year I lecture, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-482-2344 or 1-800-463-2923 a few days prior to 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, volunteering at a chiropractic clinic or becoming a chiropractic patient if they are not already one. We also recommend you conduct your own research on the chiropractic profession and have provided links to suggested readings for your interest.
Enrolment is limited, and CMCC will select the most qualified candidates for admission. The Admissions Committee, in making its final selection, considers the academic assessment, interview and all other information submitted with the application.
All applicants will be notified of their application outcome by mid-March.
Some applicants may be given conditional offers of admission pending the successful completion of CMCC's academic entrance requirements. All courses must be successfully completed by the end of the winter term prior to admission or the offer of admission will be withdrawn.
Unsuccessful applicants who wish to reapply are required to complete a new application and resubmit supporting documentation. Applicants reapplying for admission are required to meet the submission deadline for the next application cycle.
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 the following:
- A completed Acceptance of Offer form
- A non-refundable acceptance fee
- A post-dated cheque for the first tuition instalment
Attendance at Orientation
All applicants accepted and registered for the first professional year at CMCC are expected to 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 Two 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 two-step tuberculin test (within last six 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.