Admissions and Enrollment

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 Counselor program, students are required to have a high school diploma or the equivalent. Students who want certification as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor after AHC2, or want to enroll in the Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist must have completed a college-level anatomy and physiology course. Beginning in January 2021, only students who have completed 30 under-graduate college credits including at least 6 credits in the basic sciences (must include at least 6 credits in either anatomy or physiology) will be considered for the Ayurvedic Doctor program.

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.

Non-Discrimination Policy

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 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 Part 1 (AHC) program only.

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.

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