Yo San University Academic Calendar



(Calendar Subject to Change)


 Spring 2024Summer 2024Fall 2024
Classes Begin (1ST wk)Mon. Jan 8Mon. May 6Tue. Sep 3
Application DeadlineWed. Dec 13, 2023Wed. April 19Wed. Aug 14
Registration, continuing students

(wk 13)

Mon. Nov 27, 2023 –

Mon. Dec 11, 2023

Mon. April 1 –

Mon. April 15

Mon. Jul 29 –

Mon. Aug 12

New Students Registration DeadlineWed. Dec 20, 2023Wed. April 24Wed. Aug 21
New Student OrientationTBDTBDTBD
Course Schedule Available (wk11)Mon. Nov 13, 2023Mon. March 18Mon. Jul 15
Last day to add a course (wk 3)Before the 3rd week of a 15-week course; before the 2nd week of an 8-week course
Last day to drop a course (wk 6)Before the 7th week of a 15-week course; before the 4th week of an 8-week course
Graduation CeremonyApr 7
Pre Clinical Exam 1st (wk2)

Grad Exam 1st (wk 3)

Fri. Jan 19

Fri. Jan 26

Fri. May 17

Fri. May 24

Fri. Sep 6

Fri. Sep 20

First Comp Exam (wk 9)Fri. Mar 8Fri.  June 21Fri. Nov 1
Pre Clinical Exam 2nd (wk11) 

Grad Exam 2nd (wk12 or 13)

Fri. Mar 22

Fri. Mar 29

Fri. Jul 19

Fri. Jul 26

Fri. Nov 8

Fri. Nov 22

Clinic Meeting “Lottery”  (wk 13)Fri. Apr 5Fri. Aug 2Fri. Nov 29
Final Exams (wk 15)April 15-19Aug 12-16Dec 9-13
Trimester Breaks


April 22- May 5Aug 19 – Sep 1Dec 16-Jan 5
Academic Holidays*Mon. Jan 15 MLK Day
Mon. Feb 19 President’s Day
Mon, May 27 Memorial Day
Mon, Jun 19 Juneteenth
Mon, Jul 4 Independence Day
Mon, Sep 42Labor Day
Thu, Nov 28 Thanksgiving

NCCAOM Exams All students now make individual arrangements with NCCAOM (www.nccaom.org)

Clean Needle Technique Ongoing. (www.ccahm.org)

CA Board Application Deadline Dates to be announced by the CA Board (www.acupuncture.ca.gov)


*Classes affected by Holidays may be subject to make-up sessions

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DAOM Program Residency Weekend Dates 2021-2025 All Cohorts

All DAOM residency sessions will be conducted on the Yo San University Campus in Los Angeles on the long weekends specified below. Students are expected to be on campus (or online when applicable) and in session from 8:30 AM through approximately 7:00 PM on each of the three days of the specified weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).

All DAOM Cohorts launch in May and September, and extend for two years (24 months).

January 7-9January 13-15January 12-14January 10-12
February 11-13February 10-12February 9-11February 7-9
March 11-13March 10-12March 8-10March 7-9
April 8-10April 14-16April 12-14April 4-6
May 12-15 C13May 11-14 C14May 9-12 C15May 15-18 C16
June 10-12June 9-11June 14-16June 20-22
July 15-17July 14-16July 12-14July 11-13
August 12-14August 11-13August 9-11August 8-10
September 8-11 C13bSeptember 7-10 C14bSeptember 12-15 C15bSeptember 11-14 C16b
October 14-16October 13-15October 11-13October 10-12
November 11-13November 10-12November 15-17November 14-16
December 9-11December 15-17December 13-15December 12-14


*Designated weekends established to avoid major holidays and significant events, when possible.

Dates may be subject to change.

Revised 5/15/2022

Academic Calendar 2024