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Admissions and Enrollment - Ayurveda courses


The California College of Ayurveda accepts a limited number of students into each of its classes. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Individuals who submit their applications by the priority application deadline receive special consideration for admission into the class of their choice. When a class has been filled, students will be added to a waiting list for the next class.

Admissions Prerequisites and Other Program Requirements

Prior to entering our Ayurvedic Health Counelor program students are required to have a high school diploma or the equivalent. Students who enroll in the Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist program must have completed a college-level anatomy and physiology course.

All anatomy and physiology classes must include the following subjects: digestive system, respiratory system, urinary system, cardiovascular system, female reproductive system, nervous system, musculoskeletal system and the endocrine system. Please check with the Enrollment Department to see if a class will meet our requirement.

Students should submit a copy of their transcript or similar documentation to the College. This requirement is waived for licensed health care practitioners (M.D., D.C., N.D., L.Ac., R.N.), upon documentation of the license. If you have not completed a college level anatomy and physiology course, please contact the college to learn the options that are available to you.

Non-Discrimination Policy

All applicants are considered equally. CCA does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, nationality, or disability in its admissions process.

Credits for Previous Ayurvedic Study

Students of other recognized Ayurvedic programs in the United States may take a placement examination to determine their competency in Ayurvedic principles and practices. This examination covers topics in  the Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) program only. Students who take this exam and do well may be exempted from the AHC training program or be asked to take only specific courses in areas of weakness. Others may be required to attend all classes. The fee for the placement examination is $250.00. This fee may be applied toward future classes in the program that need to be completed.

Ayurvedic Doctors with a B.A.M.S. degree from India may take placement exams for both academic levels of our programs. Each examination is $250.00. Candidates who pass both exams will be allowed to enter directly into our internship programs.

To take an advanced placement exam, a student must first apply and submit evidence of prior ayurvedic training. Please contact the College for further information.