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What is Life West looking for in a student?

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Prospective students may come from a couple of different places. Some may already be students, working through a program elsewhere, with a desire to serve and make a difference in their
communities. Here’s what Life West looks for:

Entrance requirements

  • Science majors may be a great fit
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • 90 semester credits, 24 in recommended science courses

Aaron Sanchez, Life West recruiter, says students who are on a health care track with a science focus often are good candidates for a chiropractic career. They may be looking for a way to take care of people more quickly and in a less intense environment, different from the program they may currently find themselves in.

Other prospective students may be people looking for a career change. Maybe they had a great experience with chiropractic and see an opportunity to learn more and share chiropractic themselves.

Life West’s curriculum offers room for both kinds of students, Sanchez said.

Accelerated track

For those interested in the accelerated track, which gets you to a degree in 12 quarters but means a heavier load each quarter, these are the guidelines:

  • Bachelors degree in health or human science
  • 3.0 overall minimum GPA
  • 3.25 science GPA

Alternative track

For those without a science background or someone who is switching careers, an alternative track might be a better option. Students graduate in 14 quarters, and they have more access to a counselor for the first year. Those guidelines include:

  • 2.75 GPA or higher
  • For those without science courses, a bachelor’s degree is required
  • Start the Life West program with the alternative track and receive guided advisement during your studies.
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