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Enrollment Options

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At Hawthorn, you have the option to commit to a program or take standalone holistic nutrition courses

Flexible Enrollment Options Let You Decide What Type of Student You Want to Be

When it comes to enrolling at Hawthorn University, you have a few options as to what “type” of student you want to be. You can become a matriculated student or a non-matriculated student (who has the option to join a certificate or degree program).

If you need more information or have questions, contact us.

Program Matriculation

If you wish to matriculate for a certificate or degree-granting program check our programs and follow the admissions process to apply. Hawthorn does not accept Ability to Benefit students and does not award credit for prior experiential learning.

You may choose to study one course at a time as you matriculate towards a degree. However, if you are able and have the time and dedication required, consider taking two or more courses simultaneously. We recommend that new students begin with taking the first course to evaluate the amount of time required to complete a course. Once you are confident with your ability to succeed, the option of taking two or more courses is available.

Non-Matriculating Students

If you want to “test the waters” and take a single course for personal enrichment or career advancement but do not want to complete an entire program, you are invited to apply as a non-matriculating student.

As a non-matriculating student, you fill out an application and are subject to the admissions requirements of your program of choice. For example, students who want a master’s level course must show proof of an earned bachelor’s degree by providing their official transcript. Additionally, a photo ID and a headshot for identification during conferences are required, as is an admissions interview.

Should a non-matriculating student decide to enroll in a program at a later date, an application fee will apply and additional documentation will be required.

Scheduled Start

You may enroll with the following options:

  • Scheduled Start – You may select the next scheduled group start listed on the Academic Calendar (start dates happen quarterly throughout the year)