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Transfer Students

Welcome Transfer Students

Are you interested in transferring to Palmer College of Chiropractic? Great! We welcome transfer students from academic institutions around the country.

To receive a degree from Palmer, you must satisfy all academic and clinical requirements and must earn no less than the final 25 percent of the total credits required for the D.C. degree from Palmer.

The first step to transferring is filling out the Transfer Form below, based on the campus you wish to attend:

A student who’s 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.

Looking to save time and money as a transfer student? Palmer College has three types of educational agreements that help qualified students make the most of their time and money. Learn more about how you can save!   

Required transfer prerequisites

First, transfer students must meet Palmer admission requirements.

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

Second, transfer students must meet the following:

  • Meet all CCE requirements.
  • Transfer credits are equivalent in credit hours, content and quality to that of Palmer College of Chiropractic.
  • Only credits with a grade of “C” or better are considered for transfer.
  • Credits accepted for transfer must have been awarded within five years of the date of admission to Palmer. 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 Palmer.
  • 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 Florida campus in Port Orange, Fla., campus.

Advanced standing

If you’ve completed a course that’s required by Palmer while attending another institution within the last five years, you may receive advanced standing credit for that course. For example, graduate professional credits earned through an accredited graduate, medical or osteopathic college or CCE-member college may be used for advanced standing credit.

To receive advanced standing credit, Palmer will individually evaluate each course, and credit will be granted only when approved by Palmer. For specific procedures and restrictions, please contact the Registrar's Office in the Student Administrative Services Department.


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

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

Transfer Rates Chart

Interested in how many students transfer to Palmer? Between 2013 - 2016, 2.9 percent of the incoming students transferred from another first-professional degree program to Palmer.

Transfer Rates Chart, 2013–2016


Number of Transfer In Students

Total Incoming Students

Percent of Incoming Transfer Students

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Florida Campus




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If you’ve got questions about transferring to Palmer, please contact our admissions counselor.

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