Academic FAQS

We have compiled a list of our most frequently asked academic questions, including questions about our programs and fees. Select a question from the list below for a complete explanation.



School Information:

  1. How do I choose the right school/program?
  2. Why should I choose TSTCM?
  3. What will happen when acupuncture/TCM is regulated in Ontario? Which schools/programs will meet the standards?
  4. Will apprenticeship, distance learning or correspondence courses and home study hours be counted toward professional licensing when acupuncture/TCM is regulated?
  5. What is the class schedule like?
  6. How can I learn more about the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the programs?

Programs Offered:

  1. What programs are offered and how long are the programs?
  2. What is the difference between the certificate and diploma programs?
  3. What are some common times for classes?

Admissions Procedure:

  1. What are the admission requirements?
  2. When is the application deadline?
  3. Can I still apply even though the application deadline has passed?
  4. Is my post-secondary education acceptible if I studied outside of Canada?
  5. Can I transfer credits from other acupuncture/TCM institutions?

After Application:

  1. What happens after I apply to the school?
  2. Do I have to come for an interview? Can I do do my interview over the phone if I live outside of the province?
  3. When will I know if I am accepted?

Financial Information:

  1. What is the cost of the program?
  2. How do I make tuition payments?
  3. Do you offer payment plans?
  4. When are the deadlines for tuition payment?
  5. Is the tuition fee tax deductible?
  6. Can I get a refund if I withdraw from a course or terminate my enrollment?
  7. What are the other expenses?

After Graduation:
  1. Can I start practicing right after I graduate?
  2. Do I have to take licensing exams before I start practicing?
  3. Do I have to take the American NCCAOM exam?

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