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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the accreditation status of the school and programs?
Touro College was chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York in June 1970. Touro College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 (Tel: 267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. This accreditation status covers Touro College and its branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Paris, Jerusalem, Moscow, and Florida. The Physician Assistant programs are accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA), 12000 Findley Road, Suite 240, Duluth, GA 30097, (770) 476-1224. The Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 684-2782. The Occupational Therapy and the Occupational Therapy Assistant programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814-3425, (301) 652-2682. The Speech-Language Pathology program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850-3289, (301) 296-5700.
2. How do I apply?
Candidates should apply directly to the Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS). This includes candidates who have already been admitted to other undergraduate divisions of Touro College. In addition, each program has individual application deadlines and procedures. Please refer to the Admission section of our website for further information and to download an application.
3. What are the requirements for admission to the programs?
Each program has specific entrance requirements and course prerequisites. Please refer to the individual program link for further information.
4. Does SHS offer any undergraduate prerequisite courses?
Yes. Please click on the link for Undergraduate Studies for further information.
5. May international students apply?
Yes. Students from foreign countries are eligible for admission to Touro College upon graduation from high school or the equivalent. Such students follow the same application procedure as other candidates for admission. Please see to our International Students link for further information.
6. Do students live on campus?
No. Touro College has no on-campus housing.
7. Can the School be reached by public transportation?
Yes. Public transportation is available to all campuses. Please see our Directions link for further information.
8. What is the size of classes at the School?
In most programs, classes generally do not exceed 40 students. Small classes enable professors to teach efficiently, interact with students, and form mentoring relationships in an environment supportive of diversity.
9. Is there a policy regarding students with disabilities?
It is the policy and practice of Touro College School of Health Sciences to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and state and local requirements regarding students with disabilities. Under these laws, no qualified individual with a disability will be denied access to or participation in services, programs, or activities of the Touro College School of Health Sciences.
(The Handbook for Students and Applicants with Disabilities can be obtained from the individual program offices or from the Office of the Director of Student Affairs.)