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AIMC Berkeley is accepting applications for Winter 2015.

We are also accepting applications for Spring/Summer 2015.

AIMC Berkeley currently accepts online applications only. If you need assistance, please contact one of our friendly admissions counselors via telephone at 510 688.9248 x121 or via email at

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Online Application Information

Completing the online application entails uploading the following items (NOTE: once you’ve started your application, you can save your work and complete it in stages):

The schedule of application deadlines for new students is as follows:

Winter 2015 Term

Spring/Summer 2015 Term

Fall 2014 Term

Priority – October 3 Priority – February 14 Priority – June 13
Notification by October 17 Notification by February 28 Notification by June 27
Standard* – November 21 Standard* – April 4 Standard* – August 1
Notification by December 5 Notification by April 18 Notification by August 15

*Applications received after the standard deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Note: Application deadlines for transfer students follow a different schedule. Click here for more info.


Application Checklist

All documents must be in .doc or .pdf formats

  1. Resumé or Curriculum Vitae outlining your educational and professional background
  2. A 500-word essay on the following topic: Describe the path that led you to choose Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine as a profession
  3. Application for Financial Aid, if applicable
  4. A head shot
  5. Tuberculosis test results (See testing sites and additional information below.)
  • If negative, no further documentation is required.
  • If positive, a chest x-ray is required.

Documents to be submitted directly to AIMC Berkeley from the appropriate parties. Documents submitted via email must be in .doc or .pdf formats:

  1. Official college transcripts from all schools attended prior to AIMC Berkeley
  2. Two recommendation letters that speak to your educational ability, professionalism, compassion, maturity, and ability to successfully complete the master’s program and become a successful practitioner. Letters of recommendation can be from professional, educational, or personal contacts, but we cannot accept letters from your relatives or friends.

Additional required documents for International Applicants:

  1. International credential evaluation (use
  2. Documentation of English language proficiency (transcript from English language college or TOEFL results).

Once all items have been received, you will be contacted to schedule an on-campus interview with a member of the Admissions team. Skype and phone interviews can be arranged if an on-campus interview is not possible.

Please be aware that, your application will only be considered complete when all documents, including application fee,  have been received. Once complete, you will be contacted to schedule an on-campus interview with a member of the Admissions Committee prior to being admitted. Skype™ or telephone interviews can be arranged if an on-campus interview is not possible.

Application fee information:

Once you’ve completed and submitted your online application, a confirmation message will appear with a link to the PayPal payment page. Please note that while PayPal is our payment processor, you do not need a PayPal account to use it. PayPal accepts payments from Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express, and more.

Please use the following email if paying through PayPal:

AIMC Berkeley
ATTN: Admissions
2550 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 510-688-8394
Fax: 510 666-0111


TB Testing Sites in the Bay Area

Berkeley Public Health 510-981-5350 830 University Ave Testing: Tuesdays 9-11am & 1-4pm; Review Results: Thursdays 2-4:30pm Sliding scale based on income, MediCal accepted

Berkeley Free Clinic 510-548-2578 2339 Durant Ave Call Monday-Friday at 5:45pm or Saturday at 1:00pm for SAME DAY appointment Must return 48-72 hours later for results: Mon (W or Th 5:30-9pm), Tues (Th or F 5:30-9pm), W (F 5:30-9pm or Sat 1-5pm), Th (Sun 4-8pm), Fri & Sat (Mon 5:30-9pm) Free

South of Market Health Center 415-503-6000 229 7th St, San Francisco Drop in or by appointment Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm, Fri-Sat 8am-3:30pm Free

Travel Immunization Clinic 415-554-2625 101 Grove St, #102, San Francisco Drop in Mon & Wed-Fri 9am-4pm, Tues 9am-3pm $45 for same day blood test or $90 for skin test (must return for reading)

Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization committed to the development of caring, proficient, and successful practitioners who serve communities and the Oriental medicine profession worldwide by treating illness and promoting health and wellness.

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