FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

The Student Ambassadors are a select group of students committed to representing the vision and mission of Sherman College of Chiropractic. For more information on the ambassador program, please visit here.

Clubs are a fun and a good way to meet students in other quarters and for extra practice outside of the classroom. Currently, Sherman hosts a wide range of technique clubs from Activator, TRT, Gonstead to NSA to little spines, Animal Chiropractic club, Palpation, Upper Cervical. There are local chapters of international organizations like World Chiropractic Congress, ICFO, New Beginnings philosophy club, and SABCA. There are also specialized interest clubs like Chiropractic Student Congress, ROAR Student Leader, Peer Tutor Program, the Student Ambassador Program, AMPED, Maximized Living, and Christian Chiro Club. For more information, check out Sherman’s website: Clubs and Student Government

We also have several chiropractic organizations that have meetings right on campus. From the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations to the Student American Black Chiropractic Association and the World Congress of Chiropractic Students, League of Chiropractic Women, you can join many chiropractic organizations while you study here at Sherman College. Clubs are determined by student interest and may vary.

We require a C or better in all courses and here is a list of the preferred courses. You will need 24 semester hours of sciences with at least half of the courses having a lab component:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • Intro to Chemistry I & II
  • Organic Chemistry I and II
  • Microbiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Physics I and II
  • Medical Terminology
  • Nutrition

We recommend that you apply 6 months to a year in advance to the quarter you are looking to enroll.

Yes, Sherman College does offer scholarships as they are available.  The most common forms of financial aid include:

Federal and private loans
Family discounts
Husband and wife discount
The Yellow Ribbon Program (veteran’s educational assistance)

Sherman does not offer housing. There are local apartments within a close proximity to campus. The college does not endorse any apartment complex, however, the enrollment department can provide information on the following housing locations:

Autumn Park
Campus Evolution
The Villa’s
Chartwell North End
Promenade-Boiling Springs
College Pointe Apartments
The Village at Mills Cap

Incoming students must have earned at least 90 semester hours with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. Of the 90 semester hours, at least 24 hours must be physical science courses and 15 hours must be social sciences courses.

The college operates on a quarter system. The program is 3 ½ years (14 quarters).  You will spend an estimated 35 hours per week in class.

The cost of attendance reflects the amount of money a typical student is projected to need for school-related expenses during an academic year.  An academic year at Sherman College is nine calendar months.  A school’s cost of attendance is made up of direct costs which are billed to students, like tuition.  It is also made up of indirect costs, sometimes referred to as living expenses, such as off-campus housing, books and supplies, transportation, medical expenses, fees and personal expenses.  A student’s combined total of financial aid awards (loans, scholarships, and work-study) cannot exceed the total cost of attendance for each academic year.

All students receiving financial assistance must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards in order to maintain eligibility for financial aid. Students receiving federal student aid (loans and work-study), Sherman scholarships, or Sherman tuition discounts are subject to these standards. SAP is measured quarterly and is measured by two requirements, qualitative and quantitative. To meet the qualitative requirement, students must maintain a quarterly and a cumulative grade point average of 2.2 or higher.  To meet the quantitative requirement, students must receive a passing grade for a minimum of 66.67 percent of all attempted credits and must complete the program within 21 quarters.  The Financial Aid Office will notify students who fail to meet SAP requirements at the end of each quarter.  Students who are not in good standing may be categorized in one of the following statuses:  Financial Aid Warning, Financial Aid Probation, or Financial Aid Suspension.   For full details regarding SAP, please see Policy Number 6020, Financial Aid Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).  Financial Aid SAP is separate from Academic Standing (see Policy Number 1051).

First, you must have $540 available in your quarterly financial aid awards package to participate.  Students must complete the FAFSA and be eligible for federal student aid.  Eligible students can pick up a work-study application packet in the Financial Aid Office.  Find a department on campus or off campus with available time that fits around your class schedule and talks with the department head.  When a work schedule is agreed upon, the department head signs the last page of the application packet and the completed application is returned to the Financial Aid Office.  You can work a maximum of 5 hours per week (on campus) and 4 hours per week (off-campus). Paychecks for work-study are issued once per month.  ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN TO THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE PRIOR TO YOUR BEGINNING WORK.  ANY TIME WORKED BEFORE ALL FORMS ARE TURNED IN IS CONSIDERED VOLUNTEER.

Alumni Association Scholarship – A scholarship in the amount of $500 is available each quarter.   Scholarship applications are emailed to all enrolled students each quarter.  Students may also pick up scholarship applications in the Financial Aid Office.  Applications are due the last day of class the quarter prior to the scholarship being awarded.

Legacy Scholarships – $300.00 per quarter, for dependents of Sherman College Alumni, for 14 quarters of attendance; students must self-identify with the Admission Office or the Financial Aid Office

Marriage Discounts – 25% of tuition for each student, up to 14 quarters; students must self-identify with the Admission Office or the Financial Aid Office

Family Discounts – 10% of tuition for each student when immediate family members are attending simultaneously, up to 14 quarters; students must self-identify with the Admission Office or the Financial Aid Office

International Scholarships – scholarship amounts vary, up to 14 quarters; students must complete an application process prior to enrollment

Sherman Scholarships – Each summer quarter, the scholarship application process opens offering a variety of institutional scholarships for currently enrolled students.  Scholarship amounts vary from $500 up to full tuition and are awarded for one quarter.  The Financial Aid Office distributes scholarship requirements and applications annually via email to all enrolled students.

  • Complete the current year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov.
  • To apply for an Unsubsidized Direct Loan, you must complete loan entrance counseling and a loan agreement (MPN) online at www.studentloans.gov.
  • To apply for a Grad PLUS Loan, you must complete a loan application online at www.studentloans.gov. If approved, you must also complete a loan agreement (MPN) online at www.studentloans.gov.

For U.S. citizens and permanent residents, federal student aid is available in the forms of direct loans (Unsubsidized Direct Loans and Grad PLUS Loans) and work-study.

Sherman College also offers scholarships and tuition discounts for all students, regardless of citizenship status.

In addition, private student loans are available from varying lenders but are not recommended unless all other sources of financial assistance have been exhausted.

For veterans of the armed services, active duty service members, and certain dependents of veterans or service members, financial assistance is available through VA education benefits.  Once you have established your eligibility with VA, self-identify with the Sherman Financial Aid Office so that your enrollment can be certified and your benefits can begin. Sherman College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for those qualifying veterans and dependents.

Currently, the college offers group faculty tutoring sessions in basic science courses; peer (student-to-student) tutoring; time management and study skills development with trained success coaches; and campus counseling services through Student Affairs.

All students are expected to dress and conduct themselves in a manner congruent with the college’s expectations. As a graduate and professional program, business casual dress is required. Policy 8002 lists exactly what is expected.

Students attending Sherman College may find themselves in stressful situations that may result in the feeling of depression, helplessness or anxiety.  Homesickness, marital conflicts, academic difficulties or more severe personal circumstances are issues often faced by students.  If a student finds him/herself in need of counseling, the Office of Student Affairs along with Intrinsic Therapy, LLC, can assist with counseling services on and off campus. Intrinsic Therapy provides free counseling services to Sherman students and provides support after hours with a 24 hour, 7 days a week emergency phone line. All matters are strictly confidential.  To connect directly with the counselor contact campuscounseling@sherman.edu.

Sherman College has partnered with Anytime Fitness (http://www.anytimefitness.com/)

to provide students and employees the opportunity to access a state of the art fitness facility for FREE. Our arrangement is with the Anytime Fitness of Boiling Springs, Anytime Fitness of Duncan, Anytime Fitness of west Spartanburg, and Anytime Fitness at Hillcrest (east Spartanburg). If you want to join any of these three locations, take your student ID to the respective Anytime Fitness location to sign up. Be sure to let them know you are a Sherman College student and participating under the partnership plan through Anytime Fitness/Sherman College.

The College will cover the monthly membership cost provided the student goes to the gym a minimum of 25 times per quarter. Quarterly usage requirements will run from October 1-December 31, January 1-March 31, April 1-June 30 and July 1-September 30. Requirements must be met regardless of when you join during the quarter. Your membership will be canceled if you do not meet the quarterly visit minimum.

We work closely with an insurance provider who can help you with weeding through the insurance options that are made available by the government for affordable care. Check out the following site   http://www.healthcaremarketplace.com/ or take advantage of assistance from Steinberg & Associates. Kathy and Merri in that office can help with the Marketplace. They can be reached at 864-582-7575.