Transfer & Re-Admit Students

March 1, 2016

Nine Star University of Health Sciences does not accept credit for prior learning experience.

A minimum of one (1) academic year must be spent in the program as a full time matriculated student.

Before transfer credit will be awarded, all Official Transcripts containing the course work that the prospective student seeks credit for, must be received by the Office of Admission and the following guidelines will be followed:

a. Up to 100% transfer credit for actual coursework successfully completed in biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, anatomy, physiology, pathology, nutrition and vitamins, history of medicine, medical terminology, clinical science, clinical medicine, western pharmacology, practice management, ethics, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation at a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U. S. Secretary of Education or, in the case of foreign institutions, recognized by the appropriate governmental agency.

b. Up to 100% transfer credit for actual coursework and clinical instruction in traditional Oriental medicine, acupuncture anatomy and physiology, acupuncture techniques, acupressure, breathing techniques, traditional Oriental exercise, and traditional Oriental herbology, provided the coursework to be transferred has been completed successfully and is equivalent to the relevant coursework and hours required at NSUHS, and completed at a school approved by the California Acupuncture Board.

c. For candidates applying from institutions not approved by the California Acupuncture Board but are approved or accredited by an agency recognized by the U. S. Secretary of Education or the appropriate governmental agency, the following guidelines will be applied;

d. Up to 100% transfer credit for actual Western medical coursework hours that have been successfully completed at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U. S. Secretary of Education, or in the case of foreign institutions, approved by the appropriate

governmental agency, providing the coursework is equivalent to the relevant coursework and hours required at NSUHS.

e. Actual acupuncture and Oriental medicine coursework that has been successfully completed at an institution accredited or approved by an agency recognized by the U. S. Secretary of Education, or in the case of foreign candidates, the appropriate governmental agency, up to 50% transfer credit may be awarded in relevant subject matter areas. In addition, NSUHS may require the student to take an examination in the subject areas to demonstrate a level of knowledge comparable to that achieved by a Nine Star University of Health Sciences student in these same subject areas before credit is awarded.

3. A maximum of 50% of the actual clinical coursework and instruction required at Nine Star University of Health Sciences may be awarded if the clinical coursework to be transferred has been completed at an institution accredited or approved by an agency recognized by the U. S. Secretary of Education or the appropriate governmental agency if from a country outside of the United States.

4. No credit will awarded for Western medical internship or residency training toward the actual clinical coursework and instruction required at Nine Star University of Health Sciences.

D. Transfer students are required to successfully complete a minimum one (1) academic year of the program as a full time student  (48 units) in residence to graduate from NSUHS.

E. Course work taken at another institution after admission to NSUHS is not transferable unless approved in advance in writing by the Academic Dean. Students may not be concurrently enrolled in another Oriental Medicine program.

F. Courses completed over ten years ago cannot be transferred unless the student currently works in a field relevant to the courses.

G. In some special conditions, if courses completed over ten years ago, students maybe able to take challenge exam upon the approval of Academic Dean.

NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION:

The transferability of credits you earn at Nine Star University of Health Sciences is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the credits, degree, diploma, or certificate you earn in the Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits, degree, diploma, or certificate that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Nine Star University of Health Sciences to determine if your credits or degree, diploma or certificate will transfer.”

NSU accepts students in good standing (a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25), who wish to transfer from other schools of Oriental medicine. They must meet the current admission standards, follow the same application procedures, and are required to meet the graduation requirements at the time of admission. NSU requires the submission of undergraduate and Master’s degree transcripts from all institutions attended by the transferring student. Additionally, transfer students may also be required to submit further items such as documentation of clinic training hours, course syllabi and/or course descriptions for the arrangement of transfer credit. Transfer students normally meet with the Academic Dean and/or Program Director prior to or at the time of submitting their application. NSU considers that transferring from another institution is an important decision and makes every effort to ensure the student is fully informed of all issues to make an informed decision.