Non-Degree Seeking Students

A non-degree seeking student is someone who is not enrolled in a degree program, but seeks to take a course at NCNM.  Those who wish to enroll in a course, but not a degree program may apply as a non-degree seeking student in the School of Graduate Studies.  Approval is based on space availability, pre-requisite completion, as well as, instructor and program dean approval.  Graduates of NCNM who seek to add a certificate program may apply to do so, provided specific requirements are met. Practitioners seeking continuing education units (CEUs) should contact the Office of Advancement. Please review the NCNM POLICY and PROCEDURE: School of Graduate Studies for Non-Degree Seeking Students.

  • No lab courses may be audited (for example: histology lab).
  • Payment is required prior to starting the course.
  • Audit fee is 80% of regular tuition for academic courses.
  • Clinic is 3 credits for every 48 hours at 100% of regular tuition (observation only). Please attach a list of exact dates and times of shifts you will be attending.
  • No refund will be given after the first class meeting.

Non-Degree Admission Registration Requirements

Non-degree seeking students are responsible for submitting all application requirements to the Office of Admissions. To audit or take a course for credit, please complete the required Non-Degree Seeking Students Registation Form  and submit the following supporting supplements:

*Individuals who have been enrolled at NCNM within the last twelve months are not required to provide proof of TB test.

If you need to take a TB test, testing is available at the NCNM Natural Health Center on 3025 SW Corbett St. Please submit a copy of the following NCNM TB Test Request Form to the clinic. Lab appointment required. For clinic and lab hours/lab fees, please call 503.552.1551.

Background Check Request – Please complete a student background check through Certified Background. Review information policy and submit a complete copy of the Release of Information Form and confirmation receipt from Certified Background with your registration form.

Please confirm:

(1) registration form is complete with authorized signatures from the program dean and instructor of the course,

(2) Certificate of Immunization,

(3) proof of TB testing,

(4) Release of Information and

(5) Certified Background receipt are COMPLETE prior to submitting application to:

Mailing Address:
NCNM Office of Admissions
049 SW Porter St., Portland, OR 97201

Physical Address of Location:
NCNM Office of Admissions
2828 SW Naito Parkway – Suite 100, Portland, OR 97201

Office hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Telephone: 503.552.1660 | Fax: 503.499.0027
Email: admissions@ncnm.edu

Complete registration form will be forwarded to the Registrar’s Office. For additional information about prerequisites and course availability, please contact Kelly Garey at 503.552.1603 or kgarey@ncnm.edu.