The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

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Requirements for Canadian Students

To be considered for admission to the ND program, applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution. The decision whether or not to admit an applicant is based primarily on the applicant's undergraduate grade point average. Additional criteria may include: applicant's academic history, essay, references, autobiographical sketch and interview. Historically, the average cumulative GPA of accepted students has been 3.3 on a four-point scale, encompassing a range of 2.7 to 4.0. Credit will not be given for the completion of prerequisites unless a grade of C-minus (60 per cent) or better is earned. The following university courses are required prior to enrollment: general biology, organic chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, psychology and humanities.

Requirements for International Students

Please view 'Requirements for Canadian Students'.

Procedure for Canadian Students

The application form for the ND program can be downloaded at Possessing the minimum admission requirements published herein does not guarantee an offer of admission. In addition to the minimum requirements, the College will admit only those candidates who, in the judgment of the College, are of good character, are capable of completing the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program in its entirety, and show promise of becoming worthy members of the naturopathic profession. Applications received after the priority application dates may be accepted, subject to availability, in which case the application is subject to a $50 late fee in addition to the $150 application fee. The 2010/2011 annual tuition fees are $18,815 CAD for Canadian students and $21,990 CAD for international students. If an applicant is offered admission, a deposit of 10 per cent of the current annual tuition fee is required to confirm acceptance of the offer. The deposit will be applied to the student’s first-year tuition fee. Failure by the applicant to comply with instructions or to meet deposit deadlines may result in cancellation of the application.

Procedure for International Students

Please view 'Procedure for Canadian Students'.

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesJanuary, September
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on June 02, 2014