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Application Requirements and Admissions Process

Won Institute has a rolling admissions process, meaning applications are accepted year round, and all fully completed applications are reviewed on a monthly basis.

Application Deadlines

*Only Won Buddhist Studies and Doctor of Acupuncture Program Completion Track enroll in the spring term. All other programs enroll in fall term only.

Fall TermSpring Term*

Priority Deadline (All Programs)

March 1

September 1

Final Deadline (AHM Programs)

July 1 

November 1

Final Deadline (WBS Programs)

August 1 

November 1

International Students (All Programs)

June 1 

October 1

How to Apply to Won Institute

Step 1: Review Admissions Requirements and Deadlines

Review the admissions requirements and deadlines to the program to which you are applying on our admissions requirements page.

Step 2: Complete Your Online Application

1. Start your application online by visiting our Apply Now page. Fill out the form to create an account. Make sure you are selecting the correct application form based on your program of interest. 

DAc Applicants: If you are applying to the Doctor of Acupuncture Program, select “Doctor of Acupuncture Program” for the full four-year program, which includes the Master’s and Doctoral level courses. Select “Doctor of Acupuncture Program Completion Track” for the one year online doctorate completion program for Master’s level acupuncture program graduates.

2. Once you create an account, you will be automatically redirected to your application form to get started. You will receive a link via email to get back into the form, and your responses are auto-saved. 

3. Read all instructions on the application form carefully. Application requirements include a letter of intent, time management statement, two professional or academic references, application fee and photo ID.

Doctor of Acupuncture Program applicants are required to submit a writing sample and resume/CV. 

• Applicants to the Won Buddhist Studies Program ordination-track must have references submitted from specific individuals. Please read the full application form for additional information and requirements.

Step 3: Admissions Committee Review & Admissions Interview

1. After submitting your application, your application will be reviewed by our Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee meets monthly to review fully complete applications.

2. You will then receive an email from the respective Program Director(s) inviting you to an Admissions Interview which is conducted remotely.

Step 4: Review & Respond to Admissions Decision

1. After your admissions interview, you will receive your admissions decision via email from the Admissions Office. Review your admissions letter including any outstanding prerequisites or corequisites, and instructions for Financial Aid.

2. Submit Enrollment Deposit

a. Deposits are due within 30 days of acceptance and are $300 for all programs. They can be paid via our Online Enrollment Deposit form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions Tips & Tricks

Transcripts: To help expedite the process, ensure your official transcripts are sent digitally to [email protected]. We require transcripts from all institutions attended after high school.

References: References are sent and received via the Won Institute Online Recommendation Form via the online application. Sometimes, they may end up in spam/junk or “Promotions” folder in Gmail. The sender is “[email protected]”. Let your reference know this ahead of time to avoid any delays!

Writing Resources: Purdue OWL

Documents: We only accept documents uploaded as a PDF, Word or Google Document. If you upload documents in other formats, it will delay your application review.

Admissions Interview Tips 

The goal of the admissions interview is to gain a more complete picture of you as an applicant, your qualifications, and motivation for applying to our program. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask us questions to ensure our program is a good fit for you! You may be evaluated on your ability to interact with you future clients and other professionals, academic preparedness, commitment and motivation as well as overall fit within the program.

Below are some example resources to help you prepare for your admissions interview:

Idealist Blog: Preparing for Graduate School Admissions Interviews
Indeed Graduate School Interview Questions
Zippia Graduate School Interview Question Guide

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