Jung Tao School accepts a maximum of 30 new students per year, beginning each August. Application materials are collected, and interviews conducted, until the class has reached its maximum capacity of 30. Once the class is full, additional applications may be considered and a list of alternates will be selected in the event an accepted student decides not to join the new class.
Educational Requirements for Application
The minimum educational requirement for admission into Jung Tao School is the satisfactory completion of at least 60 semester credit hours, or 90 quarter credit hours, of education at the baccalaureate level. These credit hours must be granted by an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education. If a potential applicant is unsure whether he/she meets these requirements, he/she is advised to contact the Registrar for a review of previous educational experience prior to submitting an application.
The Application Process
The application process is composed of two parts: the submission of a completed application packet and a meeting with one or more members of the Admissions Committee. Satisfaction of both of these requirements must be met prior to consideration for acceptance.
The application packet. Application materials may be obtained from the Registrar, accessed online , or downloaded from the school website. The completed application packet must consist of the following:
• Completed Program Application Form with 2 x 2 photo attached
• 250 word typed essay about why the applicant is interested in Chinese medicine
• Comprehensive, up-to-date vitae, including past educational and occupational experience, and other pertinent activities
• Photocopy of valid identification (driver’s license, passport, or social security card)
• Three letters of recommendation from qualified individuals, mailed separately by those individuals directly to Jung Tao School. The applicant must have known these individuals for at least three years, and they may not be family members
• Official college transcripts mailed directly from the institution(s) to Jung Tao School in a sealed envelope
• $50 application fee
The applicant is required to meet with the Registrar, either on-campus, or, when a visit to the school is not feasible, via telephone. This meeting is not a formal interview, rather a chance for the applicant and school representative to become familiar with one another. Applicants are encouraged to schedule visits to the school during class times, in order to gain a more thorough understanding of the school, its’ staff, faculty and students, and the curriculum. All meetings should be scheduled through the Registrar.
Applicant Review Procedures
All applicants applying for enrollment in the class beginning the following August, and who have submitted completed application packets, are reviewed by the Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee is comprised of the Registrar, the President, Vice President, Academic Dean and Clinic Director. When all documents for an applicant have been reviewed by the committee, a vote is held and one of the following rulings is reached:
The applicant is accepted. This ruling is issued when the Admissions Committee determines the applicant meets educational requirements, is well suited for the program, and there are seats available in the class.
The applicant is accepted with alternate status. This ruling is issued when the Admissions Committee determines the applicant meets educational requirements, is well suited for the program, and there are no seats available in the upcoming class. The applicant will be placed on the list of alternates, in the order of suitability for the program, and will be chosen to join the class should another accepted applicant choose not to enroll. If the applicant is not selected to join the upcoming class, the Admissions Committee will reconsider the application for the subsequent year, at the applicant’s request.
The applicant is denied acceptance. This ruling is issued when the Admissions Committee determines the applicant does not meet educational requirements and/or is not well suited for the program. The committee will issue a letter of declination of acceptance, and may make recommendations for future consideration. The applicant may reapply at any time in the future, once he or she feels any deficiencies have been met.
The decision is deferred. If the committee feels that more information or clarification is required from the applicant, or if they would like to schedule a second meeting, the decision to accept or deny the applicant may be deferred to a later date. A decision may also be deferred when an applicant is completing the educational prerequisites and the Committee is waiting for final transcripts.
Notice of the decision of the Admissions Committee will be mailed to the applicant within five business days of the meeting.
Acceptance and Enrollment Procedures
If the applicant is accepted and seats are available, he or she will receive a letter of invitation to join the upcoming class, details regarding course schedules, tuition requirements and available lodging, a Student Manual, and an Enrollment Agreement. The accepted applicant must sign the Enrollment Agreement and return it with a $300 nonrefundable deposit within 30 days of acceptance in order for a seat to be reserved in his/her name. This deposit will be applied to the first tuition payment upon official enrollment in courses.
Official enrollment into courses takes place on August 1. Should an accepted applicant decide not to join the upcoming class once the deposit has been paid, he or she must submit, in writing, an enrollment withdrawal statement to the Registrar no later than July 31. All accepted applicants who have not submitted an enrollment withdrawal statement by the deadline will automatically be enrolled into courses for the upcoming academic year. Enrollment into courses commits the student to the academic and financial requirements stated in the JTS Student Manual.
Jung Tao School is currently not registered with the US Immigration and Naturalization Service to accept foreign students.
English Language Competency
(a) English language competency must be required of all students seeking admission to the program taught in English. This may be satisfied by scoring at least 61 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet based test (iBT) which also requires a minimum speaking exam score of 26 and a minimum listening exam score of 22, or a level 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam; (b) for those who shall complete the program in another language, a TOEFL iBT score of at least 45 must be obtained with a minimum speaking exam score of 18 and a minimum listening exam score of 15, or the student must have completed a two-year (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) baccalaureate level education in an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or from an equivalent English language institution in another country. Applicants who do not satisfy this requirement may be considered for admission with English as a second language, but they must satisfy the proficiency requirement in English before beginning the clinical experience.
Jung Tao School does not grant transfer credit for courses completed at other institutions of higher education, including schools of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
Jung Tao School offers an advanced placement option for its B-100 Anatomy & Physiology, and B-200 Pathophysiology courses. Individuals interested in pursuing this option must complete a comprehensive examination with a minimum score of 75%. Additionally, the applicant must have documented a minimum of twelve semester credit hours for equivalent courses at an accredited institution of higher education, with a grade of “C” or better in each course. These equivalent credit courses may not be used to satisfy the school’s sixty semester hour admissions requirement. In some circumstances, students receiving credit by examination may be required to attend select portions of the course as determined by the instructor. Individuals receiving credit by examination are required to pay full tuition for that course.
Jung Tao School does not offer any form of advanced placement for any course other than B-100 and B-200."
Non Discrimination Policy
It is Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine’s policy to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. Jung Tao School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, or marital status. Jung Tao School makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees and students.
Annual Security Report
The Annual Security Report, in accordance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, also known as the Clery Act, includes a summary of Jung Tao's policies with pertinent definitions concerning our stance on crimes on campus. It also contains crime statistics covering a three-year period on Watauga County and the Town of Boone, North Carolina. Jung Tao School has no reportable crimes for the reporting period.
Jung Tao Schools Annual Security Report can be found here: Jung Tao School 2014 Crime Report