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Transfer Students

Wongu accepts transfer students in good standing (a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75) who meet Wongu University’s admissions requirements. Transfer students must follow the same application and admissions procedures as required of new students. In addition, they must complete a minimum of 120 units/credits and 100 percent of their clinical training at Wongu University.

Transfer students from foreign institutions must have their educational credentials evaluated by a credential evaluation agency that is a member of The National Association of Credential Services (NACES), such as Educational Records Evaluation Services ( A list of approved agencies can be found on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services website: All transfer credits are subject to review and must be approved by the Academic Department.

All transcripts for undergraduate and graduate work must be submitted directly from all institutions attended by the transferring student. Additionally, transfer students may also be required to submit further items such as documentation of clinical training hours, course syllabi, and/or course descriptions to ensure proper analysis of transfer credit.

No credit is given for “life experience” or “experiential learning”. Wongu University accepts only transfer credits judged to be equivalent in content and quality to the University’s graduation requirements.

Transfer credits that are awarded will reduce the graduation requirement by the equivalent number of credits, and thereby will reduce the overall length and cost of the program accordingly.


Once a student has enrolled in the program, the student may request transfer credit for specific classes that are essentially similar in description, content, level, and credit/hours and were taken at an accredited college or university. Students must fill out a Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form and submit catalogs and syllabi to ascertain the alignment of course content.

The Academic Department will inform the student in writing of any award of transfer credits. The Registrar will maintain records of transfer credits granted in the student’s file.

Evaluation Guidelines:

  1. The student has been accepted into the program.
  2. Official transcript(s) from all previously attended colleges or universities have been sent directly from that institution.
  3. The Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form, available in the Academic Department, must be completed.
  4. Transfer credit is awarded for courses completed at an accredited college or university with a grade of “C” or better.
  5. Western medicine courses must have been completed within five (5) years of matriculation into the program (exceptions to this policy may be made for actively practicing medical professionals). Western medicine courses are transferable only from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, or ACAOM-accredited institutions. Natural science credits from non-accredited or vocational schools are non-transferable.
  6. Transfer credits of Oriental medicine and acupuncture courses will only be accepted for courses taken at ACAHM-accredited institutions or the equivalent. If a course was completed more than five (5) years prior to the date of matriculation into the program, the student must repeat the course (exceptions to this policy may be made for practitioners with appropriate licenses).


  • Transfer credit policy for Medical Professionals

Advanced Standing is available for medical professionals with a Bachelor’s degree minimum whose significant medical practice will supersede the five-year limitation for Western science transfer credits. Credits earned more than 5 years prior to admission may only be accepted for transfer after validating and documenting that the student has retained the content knowledge and competencies of the respective course(s) for which transfer credits are being assessed due to continuing or current employment in the related field. The school has the discretion to approve on a strict case-by-case basis.  (MD, ND, DC, DO, nurse, allied medical science, dietician, pharmacist)

  • Addendum to transfer credit policy to include credits earned more than five years prior may only be accepted for transfer after validating and documenting student has retained the content knowledge and competencies.


  • Transfer credit policy for Employment Experience

Applicants who have the Western medicine courses that completed more than  five (5) years of matriculation into the program and taken from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, or ACAOM-accredited institutions can transfer their credit if they have employment experiences.

To be considered for transfer credit based on employment experiences, the applicant must be actively practicing the related subject for at least 6 years to the time of matriculation into Wongu MSOM degree program

Applicants need to be detailed in describing their duties and functions at work as they relate to the subjects on Wongu University’s degree programs which are considered to be transferred.

Descriptions have to be written with company letterhead.