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Your Chiropractic Academic Experience

Make the Most of Your Time

  • Determine your top chiropractic school choices.

    Each school will have specific course requirements you need to take as an undergraduate. Once you know those, it’ll be easier to plan your Illinois State academic schedule.

  • Take any prerequisites.

    Illinois State offers the classes you need to apply to a chiropractic school. Before you get to that level, you might have to take a handful of other classes to get ready.

  • Talk to us.

    There’s a lot of coordination and planning that needs to happen to make sure you do everything you need before chiropractic school. You don’t have to do it alone. We’re here to help.


Your chiropractic school will have specific requirements. All schools require you to have 90 credit hours with 24 credit hours in life and physical science courses. We recommend getting a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, and anatomy.

Course Finder gives you descriptions for all your classes and any prerequisites you need.

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A Little Advice

  • Work hard. Keep your GPA at 3.0 and even higher for science and math grades. This helps you compete for your top choice with the best of them.

  • Check your Advanced Placement (AP) credit. Some schools don’t accept AP credit for any prerequisite course. Others limit the number of courses earned via AP credit. Explore your chiropractic’s specific policies.