Admission Requirements

Please visit the forms page for an application or the applicant evaluation form.

The specific requirements of entrance into the program leading to the Doctor of Naprapathy degree are:

Completion of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited post-secondary institution with a GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.  Under special circumstances, applicants with 60 hours of college credit (associates degree or the equivalent) combined with appropriate life or professional experience can also be considered.  Degrees from all academic disciplines can be accepted as long as the following general education courses are included with a GPA of 2.0/4.0 or better:

  • English Composition (6 semester hours)
  • Humanities*
  • Social Sciences*
  • Biology*
  • Chemistry*

Submission of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, forwarded directly from the institution to the Registrar.

An admissions interview with an admissions counselor.

Applications for admission are to be addressed to the Registrar. It is recommended that the application be submitted six to eight weeks prior to the first day of the semester.

Applications are not considered until completed, including:

  • Completed application form
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $100.
  • 2 personal references (Applicant Evaluation Forms) submitted directly to the Registrar from non-family references, preferably supervisors, instructors, or colleagues.
  • Official transcripts of previous college work
  • Results from the TOEFL for those applicants who have not attended high school or college in the United States for a minimum of 2 years.

All documentation submitted in support of an application for admission will become part of the College records and cannot be returned to the applicant.

*Humanities: Ancient and modern languages, linguistics, literature, history, law, performing and visual arts, philosophy, religion, classical studies, music, dance, etc.

*Social Sciences: Anthropology, cultural studies, criminology, communications, developmental studies, economics, education, geography, political science, psychology, sociology, etc.

*Biology and Chemistry courses can be no more than five years old.

**Note: For applicants in need of Biology and/or general Chemistry, or for whom the classes are more than five years old, the NCNM offers the two following courses to meet the admissions requirement:

BIOL 300 – BIOLOGY (w/ lab)

Noncredit elective offered as a prerequisite for the basic sciences at NCNM. The course covers the complexity and organization of life including concepts of elementary molecular biology, cell, tissue and organ systems, homeostasis, reproduction, heredity, and growth, with an emphasis on human structure, function and development. Laboratory experiences provide a foundation for scientific principles.


Noncredit elective oferred as a prerequisite for the basic sciences at NCNM. Basic principles of chemistry are introduced including: atomic and molecular structures, bonding, states of matter, the periodic table, redox, acid/base and other inorganic reactions, chemical equilibrium and nuclear chemistry.