Once you have decided that a career in chiropractic medicine is right for you, your next step will be to seek admission to the chiropractic school of your choice. Prior to applying to a school, you will want to be sure that the school’s educational focus and philosophy match your goals. You might also take into consideration the academic prerequisites of the school, the location, and the tuition; in some cases, scholarships or financial aid may be available.
Each chiropractic school-admission process is unique, with its own deadlines and requirements. In some cases, you will need to take tests or furnish transcripts or other information by a certain date. You should be aware of all such deadlines and requirements for the school of your choice, and be prepared to meet them. The best case scenario is to commit to your decision to apply as early as possible, and to submit your application between six months to a year before your target start date.
You should also keep in mind that due to the limited number of chiropractic schools in the United States, you may need to relocate in order to pursue your chiropractic education. During the admissions process, you will want to consider housing options for the duration of your time at the school.