Royal Pacific Institute

Admissions policy

Effective Date:

December 1, 2011


OCAH seeks students who show the potential to becomecaring, dedicated and skilled practitioners of Traditional Oriental Medicine,and who can demonstrate the maturity and preparation necessary to undertake thechallenges of the program.


Oshio College is committed to a policy of equalopportunity. Admission is open to all qualified applicants. Equal educationalopportunities will be provided to all persons, regardless of race, religion,gender, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, age or physicalhandicap.




  1. The     institution’s receptionist refers all inquiries to the Admissions     Representative.
  2. The     Admissions representative meets with the prospective student to discuss     the program of interest. If the student is un-decided about a program of     study, the admission representative gives the prospective student     information about a number of programs so that the student can make a     decision.
  3. Once the     student has decided on a program of study, the admission representative     reviews the admission criteria for the program with the student to ensure     that he/she meets all of the criteria.      
  4. The     admission representative obtains evidence (eg. Transcript, proof of age,     etc.) from the student that he/she meets all of the program’s admission     criteria and places the evidence in the student file. The admission criteria can not be waived by either the school     or the applicant.
  5. After     receiving the evidence that the prospective student meets all of the     admission criteria, the admission representative prepares a Student     Enrolment contract and meets with the prospective student to review the     college’s policies and to review the contract. If, after understanding     their rights and responsibilities, the prospective student wishes to sign     the contract, the admission representative arranges for the prospective     student to meet with the Senior Education Administrator.
  6. The Senior     Education Administrator meets with the prospective student to discuss     his/her educational goals and commitment to completing the program of     study. Financial arrangements for payment of tuition and other fees are     also discussed. Students should note that the college cannot accept     payments of large amounts of cash.  
  7. After     making copies of all evidence for the prospective student to meet the     program admission criteria and keeping them in the student’s file, and     agreeing on a financial arrangement, the Senior Education Administrator     and the prospective student sign the contract, the school delivers a copy     of the signed contract, and keeps the signed contract in the student’s     file too.


Appendix 22:

Admission Criteria:


Ÿ High schoolgraduates or Mature student status


Ÿ Applicantsmust complete and submit a College admissions application form.

  On thisapplication the applicant must indicate how they plan to cover their living

  costs andtuition during their attendance in the program (financial aid, savings etc.)


Ÿ Applicantsmust pay $ 250.00 (International students are required to pay $ 250.00)

 non-refundable enrolment and registration fee upon acceptance into thecourse of

  study.Cheques are to be made payable to Oshio College of Acupuncture &Herbology. Students cannot pay their tuition in large amounts of cash.  


Ÿ Applicantsmust read and certify that they have read a copy of the school’s policies and

  procedures,any updates and inserts and the enrolment and registration agreement.


Ÿ Applicants mayneed to make a deposit of $500 to reserve their “seat” at the college, and International applicants may need to make 1year tuition fee deposit to the college to meet student visa applicationrequirement. All deposits paid by a student prior to admission is credited tothat student’s tuition account and is refundable as set out in the tuitionrefund policy. Additionally, deposits paid by an international applicant willbe refundable if the applicant cannot get a student visa issued by the Canadiangovernment.


Ifthe student fails to meet the minimum admission requirements, neither theinstitution nor the student can waive the requirements.



Ÿ  For students planning to be licensed by the College ofTraditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CTCMA) in BC,two (2) years of liberal Arts and Sciences (comprised of not less than 60credits) in an accredited college or chartered/approved university acceptableto the CTCMA registration committee will be required to write the registrationexaminations. Please see the CTCMA website for more information.


Ÿ  Effective Sept 1st, 2009, all applicantsfor registration with the CTCMA must complete their basic training program(R.Ac or R.TCM.H) within five(5) consecutive years. This means that you cannottake longer than 5 years to complete the 3 year Acupuncture Diploma Program.

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