Before You Enroll
Please see the NCM Handbook / Catalog Living Document Version for more details on program rules and requirements.
Please see the free online NCM Student Orientation course for an explanation of the institution's program structure.
Check out our ASM FAQs for more specific questions.
Please note: We are currently unable to accept applications from students or preceptors in some states. There are some states in which NCM students may not study due to requirements for educational institutions. Please be sure to check in our Handbook regarding which states these are. Moving into one of these states during study would prevent the student from continuing study while in that state.
Timeframe for Completion
NCM programs are each 3 year equivalent programs. The ASM program can be completed between 2-5 years, and the BSM program can be completed between 1-5 years. Students who have not completed their programs after 2 years of enrollment are required to submit a plan of completion signed by both student and preceptor demonstrating how the student will complete the program in the remaining time. After 2 years of enrollment the student will be responsible for paying the annual yearly extension rate fee until graduation.
Contact the office for information regarding visas.
The National College of Midwifery has open enrollment year round. Our policy is to accept all students with the appropriate prerequisites for each program. Before entering our program, students are responsible for researching the laws regarding the practice of midwifery in their state, province, or country. NCM provides updated information on state legality, licensing, and the appropriate regulatory agencies for each state:
ASM Student applicants are required to find their own clinical preceptors. The National College of Midwifery does not supply clinical placements for students.
Students must have at least one clinical preceptor when they enroll in the College. Since there are certain NARM skills that require evaluation from 2 different clinical preceptors, students will ultimately need to secure at least 2 clinical preceptors in order to complete the clinical portions of the program. However, it is only required that they have a contract with one clinical preceptor in order to initially enroll in the program.
Since NCM is currently preparing to offer academics online, we are no longer requiring that students have a contract with an academic preceptor in order to enroll. Preceptors currently can teach both academic and clinical portions of the program but starting in January 2021, all academics will be taught through our distance learning program by professors provided by NCM.
Each program has distinctive application forms, prerequisites and requirements, see following links:
Student and preceptor(s) complete the appropriate orientation course, online application forms and contracts submitting these to the College along with required supporting documents and $100 non-refundable application fee.
Once the application and support documentation are completed and received by the NCM office, the Registrar reviews materials and notifies the student of the decision regarding their acceptance. If accepted, the student must pay the administrative fee in order to become enrolled. The student and their preceptor(s) are notified of official enrollment by email and official letter from NCM. Work done prior to enrollment is not accepted towards program completion, except the required 10 births as an Observer and through NCM’s transfer credits process. Please note that a college transcript does not replace the requirement of a copy of the high school transcript or diploma, or GED certification.
Dismissal/Withdrawal/Reinstatement/Reenrollment information can be found in the NCM Catalog & Handbook
Non Discrimination Statement
The National College of Midwifery prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any employee, student or preceptor or any applicant because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ability, religion, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, economic status, formal education, language, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic and/or ancestry information, political affiliation or other identities, including those characteristics protected under applicable federal or state law. All personnel who are responsible for recruitment, admissions, hiring and promoting and for the development and implementation of college programs are entrusted to hold up this standard and to respond promptly and appropriately to any concerns that are brought to their attention.
This presentation explores issues to think about before enrolling as an ASM student in the National College of Midwifery, including: What is NCM?, Is NCM right for me?, Direct –Entry Midwife vs. Nurse Midwife, Pathways to licensure, Future career, Prerequisites,, Finding preceptors, Financial Considerations, Foreign Students.