Programs and Non-Matriculation

Program Matriculation

The University enrolls students who wish to matriculate for a certificate or degree granting programs as well as those individuals who "want to test the waters" as a non-matriculating student with a Continuing Education (CE) course or a credit-bearing course from one of our programs or from our list of elective courses.

Non-Matriculated Students

Students who want to take credit-bearing courses for personal enrichment or career advancement but are not seeking a degree or certificate at Hawthorn are invited to seek enrollment as a non-matriculating student. Non-matriculating students fill out an application but are NOT required to pay an application fee, submit a personal statement, or letters of recommendation. Non-matriculating students are subject to the admission requirements of their program of interest. 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 head shot for identification during conferences is required as is an interview with a member of the admissions team or designated representative. Students interested in taking individual courses in the WTNC and MSTN programs must be members of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

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

For more information on the application process, submit the request more information form or contact admissions.