Current through Register 2022 Notice Reg. No. 14, April 8, 2022
(1) Each school shall have a committee on
admissions and credentials. The admission of students shall be in the hands of
a responsible officer who is a member of the committee and his decision shall
be subject to the approval of the committee.
(2) No applicant shall be admitted to any
school until he has been personally interviewed for the purpose of determining
his character, scholastic aptitude, mental and physical fitness to study and
practice. When a great geographic distance precludes personal interview, the
same information, supported by affidavits and photographs, may be substituted
for the personal interview.
Documentary evidence of preliminary education must be obtained and kept on
file. All transcripts of other schools must be obtained directly from such
(4) It is strongly
recommended by the Board that an entrance examination compiled and administered
by recognized testing agencies (e.g., A.C.T., S.A.T.) be required of all
students prior to matriculation in order to prove their ability to do college
(b) Date of
Matriculation. No student shall be matriculated at a later date than one week
immediately following the advertised date of the commencement of the school
(c) Qualifications of
Students. No student shall be matriculated in an approved school unless he is
of good moral character and is without major physical deficiencies, except as
provided in Section 8.1 of the Act.
(d) Professional Education. Students shall
not be matriculated in any school approved by the board unless they possess,
and submit to the school upon their application for matriculation, either:
(1) A diploma from a standard high school or
other institution of standard secondary school grade evidencing completion by
the student of a four (4) year course, or
(2) A certificate from the board stating that
the student has submitted proof, satisfactory to the board, of education
equivalent in training power to a high school course. The certificate shall
bear a date prior to the applicant's matriculation date in any school approved
by the board.
(3) A student who
seeks admission in any school approved by the Board after November 3, 1976,
shall be subject to the following: The candidate must have completed, with a
satisfactory scholastic record, at least 60 semester hours or an equivalent
number of quarter hours in prechiropractic subjects at a college listed in the
U.S. Office of Education "Education Directory -Higher Education." The specific
prechiropractic subjects and hor requirements shall be in accordance with the
standards adopted by the Council on Chiropractic Education.
(e) Advanced Standing.
(1) Applicants for admission to advanced
standing shall be required to furnish evidence to the school:
(A) That they can meet the same entrance
requirements as candidates for the first year class;
(B) That courses equivalent in content and
quality to those given in the admitting school in the year or years preceding
that to which admission is desired have been satisfactorily
(C) That the work was
done in a chiropractic college acceptable to the committee on admissions of the
(D) That the candidate
has a letter of recommendation from the dean of the school from which transfer
(2) Credits for
work done in colleges of liberal arts and sciences will be allowed based on the
regulations of the Council on Chiropractic Education.
(3) Credits for basic science subjects on the
professional level shall be in accordance with the provisions of the
regulations of the Council on Chiropractic Education.
(4) A student desiring to re-enter the
college after a lapse in attendance of one or more years shall fulfill the
entrance requirements applying to the class which he seeks to enter. Students
whose education was interrupted by service in the armed forces are exempt from
(5) For all such
students admitted to advance standing there will be, therefore, on file with
the registrar the same documents as required for admission to the first-year
class and in addition a certified transcript of work completed, together with a
letter of honorary dismissal from the college from which transfer was
(6) No candidate for a degree
shall be accepted for less than one full academic year of resident
In order to obtain credit for a course, a student shall have been present in
class at least 90 percent of the time and shall have received a passing letter
grade. When the absence exceeds 10 percent, the student shall be automatically
dropped from the class. If the absences have been due to illness or other
excusable reasons and if evidence of these reasons can be submitted, the
student may apply for readmission through the dean's office and may be given
credit for attendance upon the recommendation of his instructor and completion
of course requirements.
Students shall be required to spend the last academic year of
the course in residence in the college which confers the degree.
(1) Promotion from one school term to another
should be by recommendation of the instructors and consent of the committee on
credentials or other similar committee. The decision should be based upon
careful evaluation of the student's attendance, application, conduct and grades
in quizzes and examinations. In other words, the final standing of the student
in each subject shall be based upon the composite judgment of the responsible
instructors in that department, and not solely upon the result of written
(2) A student failing
in any subject in a school term should be required to repeat the
Requirements for Graduation. The requirements for admission to the school shall
have been fulfilled and the candidate, in addition to scholastic qualitative
requirements, shall have completed a minimum quantitative requirement of 4,400
hours of instruction in four academic years of nine months each. The last year
shall have been spent in the school granting the degree. The candidate shall
have complied with all the regulations of the school and be recommended for the
degree by the faculty.
(Graduate of An Approved Chiropractic School) or Unclassified Subject. Persons
so registered may not be a candidate for a degree. If they desire to become
candidates, they shall satisfy the usual requirements for admission as well as
the degree requirement. No work done under this classification will be accepted
for credit beyond 90 days from the date of matriculation. Holders of a valid
chiropractic degree are exempt from this requirement.
(j) Degree. The degree conferred for
completion of professional undergraduate work shall be Doctor of Chiropractic
Cal. Code Regs. Tit.
Note: Authority cited: Section 4(b), Chiropractic
Initiative Act of California (Stats. 1923, p. 1xxxviii). Reference:
5, Chiropractic Initiative Act of
California (Stats. 1923, p. 1xxxviii).
1. New subsection
(d)(3) filed 8-19-77; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No.
2. Amendment of subsection (e)(3) filed 6-20-78; effective
thirtieth day thereafter (Register 78, No. 25).
3. Amendment of
subsection (e)(2) filed 12-12-78; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register
78, No. 50).
4. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 9-6-79; effective
thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No. 36).
5. Amendment of
subsection (d)(3) filed 2-5-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register
80, No. 5).