Student Resource Center – Doctor of Chiropractic

Welcome to the University of Western States student resource center! We are glad you stopped by to learn more about the doctor of chiropractic program, the admissions process and the university itself. We welcome you to our community and look forward to connecting with you. Use the resource buttons below to help answer any questions you may have during your journey with us.

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Curriculum and Schedule

DC Program Curriculum
In our lock-step program, students are automatically registered for classes each term. You will be assigned a cohort at Welcome Day and that cohort will dictate when your classes will be held. The chiropractic program is a 3-4 year, 12-quarter program. You will have the option of taking one or more summers off or complete all terms straight through. View the curriculum.

Scheduling Resources

DC Program Milestones
Curious about what happens each quarter in the DC program? Check out the timeline by quarter.

Campus Information

Campus Resources

Campus Safety Information
UWS has established a number of safety measures including our campus alert system, campus security program, TIPS, an online reporting portal for safety concerns as well as suggestions to benefit UWS, and counseling support. Learn more about campus safety here.

Registrar’s Office
The registrar’s office handles scheduling, grades and enrollment verification.

Campus Store
The campus store sells textbooks, eBooks, nutritional products, gifts, snacks and more.

Parking and Transportation
Read more about parking and transportation options around campus.

UWS does not offer on-campus housing, however, the office of student services helps provide students with housing resources in surrounding areas.

Clubs on Campus
Student clubs are a great way to get to know your classmates, get involved on campus and above all else, have fun!

  • Associated Student Body (ASB) is the UWS student government organization that ensures the professional, academic and personal needs and interests of the students are cooperatively represented and met. The ASB is open to all students to participate.
  • UWS DC students pay their SACA (Student American Chiropractic Association) membership fee during their first quarter of enrollment. Your membership is then active while you are a student at UWS. SACA hosts events on campus and works with the ACA to encourage health care policy changes.


Counseling and Health Services
The Campus Health Center provides a variety of services for students and their families, from free chiropractic care to discounted health services. UWS students are also eligible for up to 12 free counseling visits. Counselors are advanced doctoral psychology students at Pacific University, and are supervised by an experienced licensed psychologist. Learn more about the health services offered to students.

The university provides free tutoring services and open labs for all students interested in additional assistance with any course or lab work.

The office of student services works to create equitable opportunities for full participation of individuals with barriers to learning such as physical or psychological disabilities. Students with documented disabilities or general learning concerns are encouraged to contact student services to determine what services are available. Learn more about accessibility services.

Testing Center
Accommodated testing and approved make-up testing are offered through the campus testing center located at the east end of the gymnasium.

Veteran’s Services
If you are a veteran, member of the Reserves, or member of the National Guard, you may be eligible for educational benefits through the Veterans Administration. Learn more about services offered to veteran’s at UWS.

Technology Resources

UWS uses a variety of online portals to disseminate information to students. It is important to be on the lookout for emails from the IT department with your specific login information to the following portals:

  • MyUWS is where you will find final grades, tuition statements, unofficial transcripts and class schedules.
  • Online orientation provides essential information about online learning and UWS departments and services, and includes forms and questionnaires that must be completed before you start class. It starts one month prior to the beginning of class.
  • webCampus is the online classroom space. Students will find course material, assignments, some course grades and more. It is also where your online orientation course will be held. You cannot login to webCampus until you have your UWS email address and password. Once you do, learn how to access your webCampus account here. You may also like to review the webCampus system requirements here.
  • Webmail is the UWS internal email system. Important information will be sent to your UWS email address, not your personal email address.
  • Specific devices are required to access course materials and benefit your learning experience. Learn more about device requirements at UWS.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Whether you’re looking for tuition rates or details about financial aid, our website holds a wealth of information. If you have specific questions regarding tuition and financial aid, email the financial aid department or call 503-847-2563.

International Students

Joining University of Western States means becoming part of a community of students from all over the world. Find helpful resources about visas, taxes, banking and more in our international student section.

Non-Discrimination Policy

University of Western States offers equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, national citizenship, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classes. Read the non-discrimination and anti-harassment policy here. Read the equal opportunity and non-disclosure policy here.