GSU seeks mature, capable students who have the preparation and motivation needed to accomplish their academic and professional goals. In addition, they are full of passion for their chosen field of study.

Admission Philosophy

Admission decisions are based upon both objective and subjective criteria. An applicant’s previous academic record is an important predictor of his/her ability to succeed at the College. Previous work experience in the selected field of study may also be taken into consideration. Finally, GSU does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, age or physical disability in the employment of faculty and staff, the admission of students, or the operation of its educational programs and activities.

Such discrimination is prohibited by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act (pertaining to race, color, and national origin, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (pertaining gender), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975 (pertaining to handicap), and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (pertaining to age). GSU also has policies that prohibit sexual harassment.

Admission Policies

In accordance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 5 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Golden State University admits all qualified applicants regardless of age, sexual preference, religion, national origin, race, creed, marital status, disability, or ethnic origin.

All applicants must submit complete, official academic transcripts, or records of all previous education at higher educational institution(s) attended.

Failure to comply may result in admission being denied, may delay enrollment at the University or may create a loss of academic credit.

The University recruits and admits domestic and international students who have demonstrated the potential to complete GSU’s academic programs successfully.

Motivation and interest to succeed are considered in addition to the applicants’ academic qualifications.

Admissions Process
  1. The Office of Admissions receives and processes all applications. All admission documents filed to the University become the property of the College and will not be returned to the student.
  2. After review of the submitted official transcripts, foreign credential evaluation, documentation of credit through prior learning, the admissions interview, and any other admissions factors, the Dean will make the initial recommendation for acceptance / denial into the program.
  3. If the applicant is accepted for admissions, an acceptance letter will be sent to the applicant. If the applicant is not accepted for admissions, the Office of Admissions will send a letter to the applicant informing him or her of the decision, stating why his/her qualifications are deficient.

Admissions Evaluation

In evaluating applicants to the University, the Office of Admissions considers a candidate’s potential for success both while in school and beyond. The desired qualities a successful applicant possesses are assessed in terms of our curriculum, our community, and your career.

Upon applying for admissions, the University provides an Academic Credential Evaluation (ACE). This is included with the Application Fee. The ACE consists of a thorough evaluation of submitted transcripts, foreign credential evaluation.

Note to All Prospective Students

After processing the completed application, the Admissions Office will inform the prospective applicant of the decision. It is wise to start the admissions process well in advance before the applying quarter.

To apply for admissions the application file should be completed four weeks prior to the start of the quarter. After this time, the applicant may be admitted only as time and space permit. Any questions about application dates or any other part of the admission process should be directed to: Golden State University, 9047 E. Florence Ave. Unit # L, Downey, CA 90240.

Graduates of Medical and other Non-Asian Medicine Health Care Programs

Students wishing to enroll in GSU who have a degree in medicine, dentistry, podiatry, chiropractic, or any health care program other than from Oriental Medicine programs, may only receive transfer credit for relevant basic science and Western medicine courses. No credit for any clinical instruction from such institutions may be transferred.

Graduates from international Asian Medicine Universities

Students who have successfully graduated from an Oriental Medicine program outside of the United States and desire to earn a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine degree from Golden State University must meet and comply with the following criteria:

  1. Show evidence of meeting the basic entrance requirements into GSU
  2. Spend at least one (1) calendar year, four (4) quarters as a full time matriculated student.
  3. Satisfactorily complete a minimum of 45 units of GSU course work. 4. Credit shall be awarded only for actual course work successfully completed.

  4. Evaluation of course work completed may need to include an examination or reports before credit is awarded.

  5. Must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in all course work and a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0.

  6. Successfully pass 70% of the GSU Comprehensive Graduation Examination (CGE).

  7. Understand and agree that earning the Master of Science in Oriental Medicine degree at Golden State University as a foreign student does not mean eligibility to sit for the California Acupuncture License Examination (CALE), or the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) examination. It depends on the State’s regulation.

[CEC §94909 (a) (8) (A)], [Title 5, CCR §71770 (b)], and [Title 5, CCR §71770 (b) (1) through (3)]

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