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Prerequisite Courses for Traditional Admission

Here's a list of preferred life and physical sciences.

To get into chiropractic school, you need at least 90 semester hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher, though many of our students enroll after completing a bachelor’s degree. Of the 90 hours required for traditional admission, 24 must be life and/or physical sciences with corresponding labs for half, and 15 hours must be in the humanities, social and/or behavioral sciences.

Chiropractic school requirements for traditional admission:

  • 90 semester hours with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 24 semester hours in life and physical sciences, half with substantive lab component
  • 15 semester hours in humanities, social and behavioral sciences; preferred courses cover a range of topics and include psychology and English, speech and/or communications
  • Only courses with a grade of “C” or higher will be accepted for life and physical sciences and humanities

Prerequisite Courses for Alternative Admissions Track Plan (AATP)

If you have an overall GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 and/or less than the required hours in the sciences, you may be eligible for the AATP. This admission standard is designed to allow students with various academic backgrounds to enroll in chiropractic school based on the academic achievements they already have. You are encouraged to submit transcripts or contact admissions for individual counseling.

Chiropractic school requirements for the AATP:

  • 90 semester hours
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • 12 semester hours in life and physical sciences preferred

Note: If you are admitted via AATP, we’ll provide you with an individual academic plan and monitor your progress throughout the course of the program to ensure your success.

When to Apply
You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to ensure a place in the enrolling class of your choice. New students are admitted in January, April*, July and October. Final deadline to apply is 6 weeks prior to the start of each quarter.

*A minimum of 12 students must be confirmed 6 weeks prior to the start of the spring (April) quarter, or the class will be deferred and begin in summer.

Licensure Requirements
Pre-chiropractic and licensure requirements vary from state to state, and some of these requirements apply to a student’s prerequisite education and therefore must be satisfied before enrolling in chiropractic school. To ensure that you meet the requirements of the state(s) in which you wish to practice, we suggest that you visit the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards web site for a list of licensing state board contact information.

Call us for guidance
Please call the Admission Office at 800-849-8771, ext. 221 or 200, or email admissions@sherman.edu if you have questions about specific courses. We are happy to help you.

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Email a transcript for evaluation
• Request an admissions packet by mail
• Schedule a campus visit
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• Review the curriculum
• Explore financial aid options

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Sherman has agreements in place with several undergraduate institutions which are designed to facilitate obtaining the prerequisites for Sherman in conjunction with earning a bachelor’s degree from the partner institution. Articulation or transfer agreements are guides to help students plan their schedule and include all the prerequisites for chiropractic college. If your local college does not offer a pre-chiropractic program, we will be glad to assist you in selecting the courses you need. 

Spartanburg Community Colllege prechiropratic institute

Pre-Chiropractic Institute
Go from high school to D.C. in six years with the Pre-Chiropractic Institute, a partnership between Sherman College of Chiropractic and Spartanburg Community College. You’ll earn an associate's degree in science and complete all the prerequisite classes for enrollment at Sherman quickly and affordably. Admission to Sherman is guaranteed with successful completion of this program.

Making a Career Change?

The road to becoming a chiropractor might be shorter than you think. If you have an overall GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 and/or less than the required hours in the sciences, you may be eligible for the Alternate Admissions Track Program (see section at left). This is an admission standard designed to allow students with various academic backgrounds to enroll in chiropractic school based on the academic achievements they already have. You are encouraged to submit transcripts or contact admissions for individual counseling.

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