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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

As a future chiropractor, your opportunities are limitless. Palmer College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Palmer’s doctor of chiropractic program is professionally accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education.  

While each prospective student is considered on an individual basis, we have prerequisites that all students must meet. 

90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours, including 24 semester hours in life and physical sciences, half courses with labs.


Our admissions counselors would like the opportunity to discuss your qualifications to help you make an informed decision about attending Palmer College. Contact an Admissions Counselor or apply today.

Requirement Details

Technical Standards

The College seeks to prepare students to become competent, caring Doctors of Chiropractic who serve as primary care providers for the prevention, diagnosis and conservative management of health conditions. The academic, clinical, social and personal preparation for the practice of chiropractic requires both mental and physical abilities.

There are certain abilities and characteristics which are defined as Technical Standards. Those standards, in conjunction with academic standards, are requirements for admission, promotion and graduation. Although these standards serve to focus upon the necessary physical and mental abilities of all students, they are not intended to deter any student for whom reasonable accommodation will allow the fulfillment of the complete curriculum.

View all Technical Standards (PDF)

*Students applying to Palmer Florida must have earned a Bachelor’s degree before the anticipated start date.

**Applicants with less than 24 semester credits in life and physical sciences and/or a cumulative GPA less than 2.75 for degreed students and 3.0 for non-degreed students may be considered under an alternative-admissions track plan (AATP). This point of entry requires a more extensive review of the applicant’s enrollment factors by both academic and admissions personnel. Decisions for admission are made on a case-by-case basis.