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.
To begin the application process, enter your information below. After clicking ‘Next’, you’ll be taken to the application form in its entirety. Your required $100 application fee can be paid by credit card during the application process. If you need extra time to complete your application, check your inbox for an email containing a link to your application so you can pick up where you left off at any time.
Admissions Prerequisites and Other Program Requirements
Prior to entering our Principles of Ayurvedic Medicine program, students are required to have a high school diploma or the equivalent. Students who wish to enroll in our Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist program must have completed a 3 credit, college-level Anatomy & Physiology course. Students who wish to enroll in our Medical Ayurvedic Specialist program must have completed an additional 3 credits, for a total of 6, of college-level Anatomy & Physiology.
CCA accepts credits from community colleges, city and state colleges. Online courses through accredited colleges will also be accepted. Other online courses will be considered if the student sends in a copy of their transcript and course description with their application. However, there is no guarantee that non-accredited courses will be accepted.
Please check with the Admissions 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.
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All applicants are considered equally. CCA does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, or disability in its admissions process.
Credits for Previous Ayurvedic Study
Students who have completed other recognized Ayurvedic programs, including Ayurvedic Doctors from India, may apply for a Prior Education – partial scholarship. Scholarships range from $500.00 – $1000.00. Those interested must first apply to the College and be accepted as a student.