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Chiropractic Requirements

Based upon the Council on Chiropractic Education’s 2013 Accreditation Standards, the following outlines the minimum qualifying requirements upon which applicants may be accepted into the Doctor of Chiropractic Program (DCP) at Life University:

  • Equivalent of three years of undergraduate studies toward degree completion (90 semester credit hours/135 quarter credit hours) at an institution(s) accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by US Department of Education or an equivalent foreign agency.
  • GPA for those 90 semester credit hours/135 quarter credit hours of not less than a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • The 90 semester credit hours/135 quarter credit hours will include a minimum of 24 semester credit hours/36 quarter credit hours in life and physical science courses, specifically Biology or related courses (6 semester credit hours/9 quarter credit hours), General Chemistry or related courses (6 semester credit hours/9 quarter credit hours). Labs are highly recommended for these courses.
  • Of these 24 semester credit hours/36 quarter credit hours, a grade C or higher must be obtained, and at least half of these courses will have a substantive laboratory component.
  • The student’s undergraduate preparation will also include a well-rounded general education program including at minimum 20 semester credit hours/30 quarter credit hours from the following courses:
    1. English Composition or literature minimum 3 semester credit hours/4.5 quarter credits.
    2. Humanities minimum 3 semester credit hours/4.5 quarter credits.
    3. Social Sciences minimum 3 semester credit hours/4.5 quarter credits.
    4. College Algebra or higher minimum 3 semester credit hours/4.5 quarter credits.

Unduplicated Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Computer or Business courses minimum 8 semester credit hours/12 quarter credits.

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Alternative Admissions Tract

Students who have not met the standard requirements for admissions may be considered for the Alternative Admissions Track if they:

  1. Have a GPA of 2.75-2.99 for the required 90 semester credit hours/135 quarter credit hours.

OR

  1. Have completed a degree and have a GPA of 2.75-4.0 for the required 90 semester credit hours/135 quarter credit hours but do not possess the minimum CCE criteria for regular admissions.

All science courses used toward admissions must be completed with a grade of C or higher, and at least half should have a substantive laboratory component.All students eligible for admission under the AAT will be considered on an individual basis based upon their educational transcript evaluation.

All students eligible for admission under the AAT will be considered on an individual basis based upon their educational transcript evaluation.

Final decision for admission rests with the Dean of the College of Chiropractic.


Not sure how your credit hours line up with Life University degree requirements?

Call one of our Enrollment Specialists at 800.543.3202 or send an email to Admissions@LIFE.edu. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you have and get you started with your career in Chiropractic.