Admissions Requirements

All applicants

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

      1. Three full years of study (minimum of 90 credit hours / 15 full courses) in a university bachelor's degree 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 3.00 on CMCC’s 4.00 scale in postsecondary pre-professional education

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

    1. Successful evaluation of a personal statement.
    • No prerequisite courses are required. Although not mandatory, it is recommended that applicants 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.

    • Offers of admission will be determined based upon an admissions score, calculated in a manner that weighs the admissions standards as referenced above

    • 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.

    • Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted before the assigned deadline each year. All academic requirements must be completed no later than May 31 of the year of registration at CMCC unless otherwise noted.

  • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that CMCC’s admission requirements and academic program meet the licensure and associated eligibility requirements of the regulatory body for the jurisdiction in which they wish to practice.

English language proficiency requirements

Students for whom English is not a first language will be asked to identify such on their

application, and will be be required to submit evidence of their proficiency in English by


  •  sufficient university level course work in English as determined by the Registrar; or
  •  a minimum score of 92 on the internet based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or
  • a minimum score of 7.0 on the International English Language Test System (IELTS).

For more information about TOEFL, please visit (CMCC’s institutional code is 8866), and for more information about the IELTS, please visit

Additional requirements for college to university transfer and CEGEP students

  • Applicants enrolled in a college to university transfer program must demonstrate the completion of a minimum of one full year of undergraduate study (minimum of five courses or 30 credit hours) at an accredited university prior to entering CMCC.
  •  Applicants who have successfully completed the Diplôme d’Études Collégiales (DEC) at a CÉGEP must also complete a minimum of two full years (10 courses or 60 credit hours) of undergraduate accredited university study prior to entering CMCC