Contact Admissions to Explore Your Options

A career in Massage Therapy offers the freedom of working for yourself if you choose, helping others improve their health and well-being, and creating meaningful work that you can enjoy. Researching therapeutic massage schools is an exciting first step in reaching your career goals and our friendly and knowledgeable Admissions Representatives are here to help you through the process.

Call or email today to learn how you can join in our mission to make a difference through the healing power of massage.

Course Catalog

Detailed information about courses, financing and academic policies and procedures is available in the East West College Catalog.

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Step 1

Contact our Admissions Team

Our Admissions team is here to answer questions about our program, help you determine your eligibility, discuss any transfer credits you may have, and make sure you’re prepared to begin your experience at East West College.

Step 2

Set Up a Campus Visit

Contact us to set up a friendly, no-pressure, informal campus visit. Our Admissions team will be there to answer questions and show you around the entire campus, and ensure you feel completely comfortable with your choice.

Step 3

Complete Your Application

1. Fill out the Online Application Form.

2. Pay the $25 non-refundable application fee.

Step 4

Admissions Interview

Once your application has been processed, your Admissions Representative will contact you within fourteen days to schedule an Admission Interview. Your Admission Interview will take approximately one hour to complete and will include the following steps:

  1. Applicant interview – Your admissions representative will go over a specific set of questions designed to ensure that both school and student are a good fit for each other.
  2. Entrance Test – Next you’ll take a standard entrance exam. This is not a high pressure exam, but a brief 12 minute test designed to make sure you have the basic problem solving skills needed to succeed in our program.
  3. Sign Enrollment Agreement  The Admissions staff will prepare this agreement. It outlines the program you will be taking, what it costs, how you will pay for it, and other terms and conditions of enrollment.
  4. Submit a $100 Registration fee.

Step 5

Financial Arrangements & Missing Documents

Students requiring Financial Aid must meet with a Financial Aid Representative prior to starting school. If you aren’t using Financial Aid, you will need to make payment arrangements with the Student Accounts Representative.

You will need to provide proof of education (your official high school transcripts or GED transcripts with scores) and a valid photo I.D, before the first day of classes.

Cancellation: If all of the steps in the enrollment process are not complete within seven days of the start of term, your enrollment could be cancelled.

Massage Basics

Saturday, 9:00am – 12:00pm (once per month) 

Massage Basics is a one-time class designed specifically for prospective students of our 800-hour massage therapy program. If you have never taken a massage class before, this is a fun, low-key introduction to the basics of massage and an excellent opportunity to sample a hands-on massage class prior to the start of term.

This class is taught by an East West College instructor and you will be working in pairs, so you can sign up with a friend or team up with another participant. Be sure to wear loose, comfortable clothing.

You will be learning:

  • Basic Swedish massage techniques
  • Body mechanics – work smarter, not harder 
  • How to practice safely 
  • Proper draping and use of equipment 
  • Communication & boundaries

In order to be eligible to attend a Massage Basics class, you mush first either attend one of our monthly Open Houses or meet with one of our Admisisons team for a one-on-one info session and tour, which are available Monday through FridayYou must be 18 years old to attend. Pre-registration is required.

Determining Your Eligibility  

To apply for admission to East West College, you must be at least 18 years of age before the start date of your program and have a G.E.D. or a diploma from an accredited U.S. high school (or its equivalent as determined by the College). You must also physically be able to perform and receive regular massage safely. 

Non-Discrimination Policy
East West College welcomes students of any gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national or ethnic origin, and/or religion. 

Transfer of Credit
East West College accepts transfer credits for a course you have completed at another college if it is equivalent in length and content to the corresponding East West College course. To receive transfer credit for a course, you have to pass the appropriate East West College challenge exam(s) and pay a $150 fee.