VUIM is committed to providing our students with the best training and well-rounded educational experience as they learn how to improve a patient’s overall quality of life through Traditional Chinese Medicine. We are committed to maintaining a high level of excellence through exemplary education in the classroom and clinical settings. We are dedicated to our patient’s health through our students and practitioners by adhering to the highest standards of professional conduct and medical ethics. We provide a comfortable environment to both learn and heal.


Applicants are encouraged to apply for admission into their chosen program as early as possible. Although we have a rolling application process, the application fee will increase after priority deadlines for each term from $100 to $150. Please take a look at the priority application deadlines below for more information.

 Summer 19Fall 19Winter 20Spring 20
Priority Deadline06/03/1909/02/1912/02/1903/02/20
Application Deadline06/26/1909/24/1912/26/1903/31/20
State Date07/01/1909/30/1901/01/2004/06/20

Important Admissions Policies

Deferral of an Admissions Decision

VUIM allows students to defer their enrollment for up to one year. Students are eligible to defer one time without question. Students must pay their tuition deposit for the quarter they plan on entering in order to secure their seat in class for the quarter they defer to. If an admitted student does not enroll at the time chosen, their file will be discarded and they will be required to fully re-apply at a later date.

Administrative Withdrawal of an Application

Prospective student applicants who do not complete the admissions process for their intended start term or who are accepted but do not notify the office of admissions that they intend to defer their offer of admission will have their application administratively withdrawn. Prospective students in this situation are encouraged to contact the office of admissions at anytime to inquire about the status of their past application and to determine the steps required to re-apply.

Admissions Records Retention

VUIM holds received official transcripts for up to one year from receipt. After one year, any transcripts received for a student who has not enrolled will be properly disposed.

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Please allow up to 48 business hours for a reply to any request for information from the office of Admissions.

Admissions Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am-5:00 pm