ATOM is authorized to enroll international students from all over the world for both its Master of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (MAHM) and its Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM) programs. For information regarding the admission of international students into any of ATOM’s programs, please contact ATOM’s Office of International Students at 954-763-9840, Ext. 208.
The Institute accepts international students and is approved under the United States Department of Homeland Security to enroll nonimmigrant alien students (INS school code MIA214F01394000) into the Master of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (MAHM) program. As an academic institution of higher education, the Institute is authorized to issue a Certificate of Eligibility, Form I-20 for F-1 student status.
International students interested in enrolling at the Institute must comply with all admissions requirements listed under the Admission Requirements section of this catalogue, and with the following additional requirements.
1. A completed international application form for both Master’s and DAOM
2. International students must also submit a Declaration of Finance form to be completed by their banks. This document must show sufficient financial resources, with a minimum of US$ 30,000 for one academic year to cover education and living costs.
3. If written in a foreign language, foreign students must have their official transcripts accompanied by a certified document providing English translation of course names, hours, and grading system.
4. All foreign-trained applicants must submit documentation of his or her education to a foreign credentials evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Service, Inc. for review to assist ATOM in approximating comparable levels of educational achievement in the U.S. relative to compliance with ATOM’s published admissions requirements. The report of the foreign credentials evaluation service shall be filed with the applicant’s admissions application materials.
The Institute currently recommends the following evaluation agencies:
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants (JS&A)
7101 SW 102 Ave.
Miami, FL 33173
Tel: (305) 273-1616
Fax: (305) 273-1338
Or any other member on the NACES list: National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) www.naces.org
5. A $30 nonrefundable application fee must be paid at the time of application.
6. All I-20 international students are required to enroll full–time for a minimum of 12 months each year. All questions regarding visa status, accommodations, application for driver’s license and OPT training, etc. should be directed to the Office of International Students at the Institute.
For more information, please contact the designated foreign student officer, Celia Munoz at : (954)763-9840, Ext. 208; email@example.com.