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Admission Requirements

A minimum of two academic years (60 semester/90 quarter units) of baccalaureate level coursework from an institution that is accredited by any accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or in the case of international students, recognized by the appropriate agency in that country.

Although a bachelors degree is not required for admission, CUSV requires that all applicants must possess an associate degree or prove he/she has acquired 60 semester units or 90 quarter units in each college or university attended.

Prospective applicants who have not satisfied the minimum eligibility requirements are encouraged to complete studies in general education, including courses in English, Mathematics, Social Science, Biological and Physical Sciences, and to concentrate on completing a bachelors degree.

Admissions Office

California University – Silicon Valley
441 De Guigne Drive,
Sunnyvale, CA 94805
+1 408.733.6678
[email protected]


Application Materials

> The application form

Submit the form along with a $100.00 non-refundable application fee.

> Letters of recommendation

Submit two letters of recommendation with your application.

> Transcripts

Submit official transcripts and transcript evaluations from each college or university attended. Transcripts must be sent from the institution directly to the CUSV Office of Admission.

If the transcripts are not from an English-speaking country, they must be translated and each course evaluated by an approved evaluation service member of NACES such as World Education Service (WES).

Send official transcripts to:

Admissions Office
California University – Silicon Valley
441 De Guigne Drive,
Sunnyvale, CA 94805

> Photographs

Send two passport-size color photographs with your application.

> Resume / Curriculum Vitae

Send either a resume or curriculum vitae with your application. List previous occupations, positions held, previous education, with start and end dates.

> Essay

Submit an essay one page in length detailing your desire to become a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner.


When to Apply

CUSV has a “rolling admissions” policy, which allows for the submission of an application at any time. Academic trimesters start in January, May and September and prospective students are encouraged to apply for admission well in advance of their anticipated entrance date.

2021 Application Deadline2021 Semester Period
12/15/20201/4/2021~4/18/2021
4/5/20215/3/2021~8/15/2021
8/2/20219/7/2021~12/20/2021