Southern California Health Institute Admission Requirements


  • General Admissions Requirements
  • Statement of Nondiscrimination
  • Denial of Admission
  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Re-Admission
  • Articulation Agreement
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

Southern California Health Institute processes applicants on a rolling basis. Unless otherwise specified, applicants will be considered for the next scheduled start date prior to applying for, and being accepted for admission to the institution.

All applicants are required to meet with an admissions representative for a personal interview and a tour of the school.

All applicants that meet the following requirements will be admitted as a regular student:

  • Be a high school graduate or have a General Educational Development (GED) certificate
  • Be 18 years of age by the date of graduation from SOCHi

All applicants must also complete the following admissions procedures:

  • Complete an interview and tour of the school with an admissions representative
  • Complete an Application for Admission
  • Complete an Enrollment Agreement
  • Complete a Statement of Health
  • Complete a Photo/Video Release (part of enrollment agreement)
  • Complete a Self Employment Attestation (for massage & physical therapy aide students only)
  • International students must have a Skype or phone interview to determine their English proficiency

Southern California Health Institute admits students without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, disability, or any other factor prohibited by law.

This policy of nondiscrimination applies to, but is not limited to, the following laws:

  • Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended
  • The Age Discrimination Act of 1967(ADEA)
  • Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
  • Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974
  • NH Law Against Discrimination (RSA 354-a)

Concerns regarding discrimination in any form can be directed to the office of the Campus President of Southern California Health Institute.

SOCHi reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant for reasons including but not limited to:

  • Failing to meet the stated entrance requirements.
  • Being unable to meet financial obligations to the school.
  • Exhibiting a lack of motivation towards the enrollment process including missing admissions or financial aid appointments, document submission deadlines, or failing to maintain contact with admissions.
  • Having a prior violation of the certifying body of the program to which you are applying.
  • Displaying the physical inability to perform tasks required in various programs of study which will become regular on the job tasks.

In the case when SOCHi denies admission, the decision is made by the Director of Admissions. An appeals process is available for individuals seeking to enter the institution after admission has been denied.

The denied prospective student must write a letter within 7 business days to the campus president explaining why they should be eligible for admissions despite failing to meet the above.

The campus president and admissions director will meet and come to a decision and notify the prospective student within 14 days of the receipt of the appeal letter.

Southern California Health Institute will make reasonable accommodations to individuals including auxiliary aids and services to those individuals with a bona-fide disability.

Southern California Health Institute will not fundamentally alter the nature of its programs, nor will it provide accommodations that are considered unreasonable and that would significantly alter the programs of study and services that Southern California Health Institute provides students.

Requests for auxiliary aids and services to accommodate a disability should be submitted via a written request to the Administrative Dean prior to starting classes at Southern California Health Institute.

Students who previously attended Southern California Health Institute and choose to return will be subject to the admissions policy in effect at the time in which they reenter.

Previously enrolled students who intend to be readmitted after 180 days from their last date of attendance must adhere to the admissions policy in effect at that time.

Those students, who intend to reenter within 180 days from their last date of attendance.

Southern California Health Institute does not currently engage in articulation agreements with any other school, college or university.

Southern California Health Institute does not provide English as a second language instruction. Students must be proficient in all areas of the English language, including speaking, reading, writing and oral comprehension.

Demonstration of English proficiency is satisfied by documenting successful completion of high school or equivalent.

All courses are taught only in the English language.

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