chiropractic profession is now recognized worldwide. Outside the US and
Canada, chiropractic is regulated by legislation in many countries,
including Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Norway,
Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand,
Cyprus, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. The
profession is also recognized and legal in many other countries. According
to The Chiropractic Report, there are about 65,000 chiropractors in the US,
6,000 in Canada and 90,000 in other countries.
UWS highly encourages international students to apply for admission.
Approximately one-fourth of our current student population comes from
outside the U.S., primarily from Canada. Our diverse student body includes
individuals from India, Korea, Japan, Switzerland, and Iran.
To be eligible for admission, international students must have completed
course work equivalent to that outlined in the section on prerequisites
Candidate whose education has been completed outside the United States or
Canada must have their credentials evaluated by a NACES-affiliated
international education evaluation service (such as WES
). A course-by-course
analysis is required. Results should be sent directly to the UWS Admissions
Prospective students for whom English is not their native language must
provide proof of adequate English language skills. UWS expects a minimum
score of 80 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language
(TOEFL iBT). A paper-based version of the test is available in areas where
TOEFL iBT testing is not possible. TOEFL scores may be reported directly to
UWS using institutional code number 4979.
Student Visa/I-20 Document
International students, including Canadian students, must meet U.S.
Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) guidelines in order to enter the
United States under F-1 student status.
International students who have been offered acceptance into our D.C.
program must present evidence of financial support equivalent to the cost of
one academic year at UWS. This cost includes
tuition, books, fees, housing, and miscellaneous funds
Proof of financial support is required to be eligible for an I-20 document.
The I-20 is an official document required for all international students in
order to apply for an F-1 student visa and to enter into the U.S. An
I-20 document cannot be issued until full acceptance has been offered by the
All foreign students applying for F-1 status are also required to pay a
SEVIS fee of $200. This fee is to be paid directly to the U.S. government,
not UWS. Proof of payment is required before going to the U.S. consulate for
a visa interview and is also required when crossing the border into the U.S.
USCIS regulations require that students not enter the U.S. with an I-20
document more than 30 days prior to the first day of classes.
All international students in valid F-1 student status are granted certain
privileges and are subject to certain federal requirements and restrictions
on their activities. It is the student’s responsibility to understand these
regulations and to maintain student status.
Questions about enrolling as an international student should be directed to
the UWS Admissions Office. For more information, visit the Study in the States