To be enrolled in chiropractic college, you need at least 90 semester hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher, though many of our students enroll after completing a bachelor’s degree. Prerequisites can be earned at any accredited college, but Sherman has agreements with several colleges for undergraduate work and 3 + 1 programs.
Of the 90 hours required for traditional admission, 24 must be life and/or physical sciences with corresponding labs for half, and 15 hours must be in the humanities, social and/or behavioral sciences. Preferred courses include biology, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry, anatomy and physiology; we prefer that you have equal distribution of life and physical sciences. Here’s a list of preferred life and physical sciences.
Chiropractic college requirements for traditional admission:
- 90 semester hours with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- 24 semester hours in life and physical sciences, half with substantive lab component
- 15 semester hours in humanities, social and behavioral sciences; preferred courses cover a range of topics and include psychology and English, speech and/or communications Only courses with a grade of “C” or higher will be accepted for life and physical sciences and humanities
Prerequisite Courses for Alternative Admissions Track Plan (AATP)
If you have an overall GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 and/or fewer than the required hours in the sciences, you may be eligible for the AATP. This admission standard is designed to allow students with various academic backgrounds to enroll in chiropractic school based on the academic achievements they already have. You are encouraged to submit transcripts or contact admissions for individual counseling.
Chiropractic school requirements for the AATP:
- 90 semester hours
- GPA of 2.75 or higher
- 12 semester hours in life and physical sciences preferred
Note: If you are admitted via AATP, we’ll provide you with an individual academic plan and monitor your progress throughout the course of the program to ensure your success.
Pre-chiropractic and licensure requirements vary from state to state, and some of these requirements apply to a student’s prerequisite education and, therefore, must be satisfied before enrolling in chiropractic school. To ensure that you meet the requirements of the state(s) in which you wish to practice, we suggest that you visit the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards web site for a list of licensing state board contact information.
Call us for guidance
Please call the Admission Office at 800-849-8771, ext. 294 or 200, or email email@example.com if you have questions about specific courses. We are happy to help you.
When to Apply
You are advised to submit your application six months to one year in advance of the quarter you would like to enroll. The final deadline to apply is 6 weeks prior to the start of each quarter. International students must apply at least six months in advance of the quarter they would like to attend. Sherman operates on a quarter calendar and enrolls new classes each quarter. The quarters begin in January, April, July and October.
|Application Deadlines||Enrollment Dates|
|November 28, 2016||Winter 2017 (January)|
|February 20, 2017||Spring 2017 (April)|
|May 29, 2017||Summer 2017 (July)|
|August 21, 2017||Fall 2017 (October)|
|Application Deadlines (International Students)||Enrollment Dates|
|January 11, 2017||Summer 2017 (July)|
|April 3, 2017||Fall 2017 (October)|
Application Documents Required
- On-line application
- $50 application fee
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
Official transcripts and letters of recommendations can be mailed to the college at the following address:
Sherman College of Chiropractic
Attention: Admission Department
PO Box 1452
Spartanburg, SC 29304
The college also accepts e-transcripts and letters of recommendation at firstname.lastname@example.org.