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Palmer College of Chiropractic welcomes transfer students from academic institutions around the world.

Transfer students must complete one of the following forms, based on the campus they wish to attend:

A student who has attended another accredited chiropractic college or doctoral-level health profession program (M.D., D.D.S., D.O., D.P.M., etc.) may be granted advanced placement credit.

Required transfer prequisites:

  • Met the CCE prerequisites at the time of enrollment at their first chiropractic college.
  • Overall transfer cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better.

To receive advanced placement credit, the student must be in good academic standing and must be eligible to re-matriculate at their original college.

In addition to the admissions requirements, transfer students must meet the following:

  • Fulfilled all CCE requirements.
  • Transfer credits are equivalent in credit hours, content and quality to that of Palmer College of Chiropractic.
  • Credits with a grade of “C” or better are only considered for transfer.
  • Credits accepted for transfer must have been awarded within five years of the date of admission to Palmer College. Older credits in certain areas may be accepted if the transferring student holds an earned doctorate in one of the health sciences (e.g., D.C., M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.P.M.) or a graduate degree in an academic discipline closely related to the health sciences.
  • Credits used to satisfy the minimum prerequisites for admission may not be used for advanced placement credit.
  • Each course will be individually evaluated and credit will be granted only when approved by the College.
  • The transferred course carries credit equal to the course for which credit is granted; the earned grade is not transferred, and, thus, the course does not affect the student’s Grade Point Average at Palmer College of Chiropractic.
  • Transfer courses and credits are recorded as issued by that institution.
  • A bachelor's degree is required prior to matriculation at our Port Orange, Fla., Campus.

In order to receive a degree from Palmer, a student must have satisfied all academic and clinical requirements and must have earned not less than the final 25 percent of the total credits required for the D.C. degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic, allowing up to 75 percent of the total credits through advanced standing.

Students wishing to transfer from Palmer College of Chiropractic to another institution must contact that institution directly to determine whether credits will be accepted. As with any academic program, transferability of credit is at the discretion of the accepting institution.

Students should inquire for further details directly to the Student Administrative Services Department.

Transfer Rates Chart

Transfer Rates Chart

2009 - 2012 

Number of Transfer In Students 

Total Incoming Students 

Percent of Incoming Transfer Students 

Davenport, Iowa 

26

1,294

2%

San Jose, Calif. 

43

421

10%

Port Orange, Fla. 

2

918

0.2%

Combined 

71

2,633

2.7%

For the period 2009 - 2012, 2.7 percent of the incoming students transferred from another first-professional degree program.

Advanced Standing

Advanced standing may be granted to a student who has completed a course that is required by Palmer College of Chiropractic while attending another institution within the last five years. Graduate professional credits earned through an accredited graduate, medical or osteopathic college or CCE-member college may be used for advanced standing. Each course will be individually evaluated and credit will be granted only when approved by Palmer College. For specific procedures and restrictions, please contact the Registrar’s Office in the Student Administrative Services Department.

Once the applicant has acquired advanced standing evaluation information from the Student Administrative Services Department, the following applies:

  • There is no charge for the evaluation prior to admission.
  • There is a $10 fee for each evaluation after enrollment.
  • This fee must be paid in the Business Office before submitting forms for evaluation.
  • Complete the evaluation form and attach course descriptions and any other documentation describing the course content.

This information must be received by the Admissions Department no later than one month prior to the beginning of course instruction.

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