Admission to colleges of chiropractic is typically based on evaluation by an
admission committee. The committee attempts to select students for admission who
have demonstrated high academic performance and appear to be ethical and responsible
individuals who have the potential of being competent, humane chiropractic doctors.
The admission committees uses the college application, undergraduate transcripts
and recommendations as well as interviews to select candidates for their entering class.
The Council on Chiropractic Education has mandated that candidates must complete at
least 90 credits before entering a chiropractic college and that they have at least the
following courses prerequisites. No specific major is mandated as long as the student has
completed the prerequisite courses
Biology with lab
Inorganic chemistry with lab
Organic chemistry with lab
Physics with lab
Three credit hours
Social science and humanities
15 credit hours
A recommendation from the Premedical-Professions Advisory Committee will substantially
improve the candidates application. The student should arrange for the Premedical-Professions Advisory Committee interview in the Spring of their third year if completing a four
year B.S. program at the University of Hartford.
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