We are here to help you throughout the application process. For help with school selection, the personal statement, letters of recommendation, or interviews, see our “Apply” tab.
Below is a rough timeline for preparing your application. Many chiropractic schools offer rolling admission, meaning they accept applications year-round. You will want to pay attention to the specific requirements of each program as you prepare to apply. Click on the arrows for more information.
One year-6 months before you apply
There are currently 18 accredited chiropractic colleges in the United States. The Association of Chiropractic Colleges maintains a list of all of the Chiropractic Medicine programs in the US. For a list of schools, visit the Association of Chiropractic Colleges.
For tips on choosing schools, visit our Selecting Schools page.
Make a list of your activities outside of class
- hours, dates, locations, contacts
- what your role was, what you learned
Identify possible letter writers.
6-3 months before you apply
Study for the GRE
Write personal statement
For tips on writing your application essay, check out our Personal Statements page.
Request letters of recommendation
Some, but not all, chiropractic schools require letters of recommendation. Please check with individual schools. We usually recommend 1 letter from a science faculty, 1 letter from a Chiropractor, and 1 non-academic letter (e.g., an employer or a volunteer coordinator). For tips on how to build relationships with faculty, visit our Letters of Recommendation page.
At the time of application
Complete the centralized application
16 of 18 programs use ChiroCas. But according to a representative from ChiroCAS, students are discouraged from using the CAS system and apply directly to each program. Contact each program directly to determine how to apply. ChiroCAS costs $125 for the first program and $45 for each additional program.
The centralized application includes:
- Biographical Information
- Coursework & Transcripts
- Personal Statement
- Work & Volunteer Experiences
- Letters of Recommendation
Many programs invite finalists to interview. For help preparing for interviews, visit our Interview Preparation page.