Undergraduate Student Application

This is the application for the Bachelor of Science in Midwifery (BSM) program and the CPM-to-BSM program.

Before You Begin

We're honored that you are applying to the Midwives College of Utah! Upcoming application deadlines are: November 2, 2020 for Summer 2021 and March 1, 2021 for Fall 2021.

    To complete this application you will need the following:
    • Two letters of recommendation in PDF format available for upload from your computer, along with the contact information for the individuals writing the letters;
    • Proof of High School graduation or GED completion, if you have not completed a Bachelor's degree or higher at an accredited academic institution. We accept scanned PDF copies of HS diplomas (with the graduation date listed), high school/homeschool transcripts, or certificates of GED completion.
    • Names of each post-secondary institution that you have attended and the years you attended. You MUST list ALL certificate programs, community colleges, colleges, universities, and other institutions you have attended following high-school/GED, even if you do not believe credit will transfer.
    • Transcripts for ALL post-secondary institutions you have attended must be submitted either as PDF copies of unofficial transcripts or official transcripts; only official transcripts will be reviewed for transfer credit. Transcripts should be sent to: admissions@midwifery.edu or Midwives College of Utah, 1174 E. Graystone Way, Suite 2, Salt Lake City, UT 84106;
    • Proof of relevant trainings/certifications including: doula, NRP/CPR cards, and/or CPM/LM/CNM documentation.
    • After you submit the first portion of this application, you will need to COMPLETE THE FINAL STEPS of your application by: logging into your midwifery.edu account to pay the application fee, upload a .JPG photo of yourself (which will be used for printed student IDs), and sign/submit the application electronically. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THESE FINAL STEPS IN ORDER TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FOR REVIEW.
    • Ready? Let's get started! Please contact admissions@midwifery.edu if you need assistance along the way.


Personal Information

First Name*

Last Name*

Preferred Name

What are your pronouns? (For example: she/her/hers, they/them/their, he/him/his, etc. This information will be used to uphold our institutional commitments to gender inclusivity and respectful communication during the admissions process. You can also write "Prefer not to answer.")*

Please list all of your prior names.

Please select your requested degree.*

What semester are you applying for (i.e., first semester of enrollment/taking classes)? *

Street Address*



Postal Code*


Phone Number*

Alternate Phone Number

Email Address*

Full Date of Birth (including your birth YEAR) YYYY-MM-DD*

Birth Place: City, State/Province, Country*

Have you participated in a required, online MCU Admissions Open House? *

Do you expect to practice in Washington, California, or Canada at any point during your education or while practicing as a midwife in your future career? Check all that apply. (Additional licensure/program requirements will apply.)*

Are you a first generation college student (defined as a student who is degree seeking when a parent and/or grandparent has not graduated with a college diploma)? ***If you have previously earned a college degree and were a first generation college student, please select YES. *

I understand that Midwives College of Utah is a direct-entry midwifery program that prepares students to become Certified Professional Midwives and/or licensed midwives to primarily practice in community based settings (home births, birth centers, midwife offices, and clinics). *

I understand that Midwives College of Utah does not have a program for those who want to become Certified Nurse-Midwives or for those who want to practice in hospitals or physician's offices. *

By checking this box, I consent to do business electronically with Midwives College of Utah. I understand that student business will be conducted electronically such as (but not limited to) admissions, enrollment/matriculation, registration, Form 1098-T, collection notices, invoices, financial aid correspondence, general correspondence, assignment submission, feedback and grading.*


Previous Application/Enrollment

Do you already have an MCU User account from a prior application, previous enrollment, or previous registration for Continuing Education courses? (NOTE: If you previously had an MCU username, but have FORGOTTEN it, please email admissions@midwifery.edu for your username - DO NOT MAKE A NEW ACCOUNT.)*



How did you learn about Midwives College of Utah? (please check all that apply)*

What is the primary reason you are seeking enrollment at Midwives College of Utah? Choose ONE option.*

Please select any other secondary reasons you have for seeking enrollment at MCU. Choose ALL that apply.*

Is English a primary language that you spoke in the home from the time you learned to speak through childhood?*

Do you speak any languages besides English?*

What are your religious or spiritual affiliations (optional)?

What is your Armed Forces status?*

Please indicate your residency status. (The US Department of Education mandates educational organizations collect this information.)*

Ethnicity - Do you identify as Latinx/Hispanic/Spanish of any race? (The US Department of Education federally mandates educational organizations to collect this information using these categories.)

Race - please check all that apply. (The US Department of Education federally mandates educational organizations to collect this information using these categories.)

Please identify any learning difficulties and/or medical conditions you wish to disclose that may impact your educational experience or require accommodations. (Any information disclosed will not impact admissions decisions; it will be used to aid newly accepted students to access needed or desired support services.)

Have you ever been declared mentally incompetent in a legal proceeding?*

Do you have any pending criminal charges against you, or have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor other than traffic violations in federal, state, local, military, tribal court or another country?*

Has any government or regulatory agency ever found that you committed child abuse or neglect, elder abuse or neglect, or misappropriated (improperly took or used) the property of a person or client?*

Are you planning to apply for Federal Financial Aid? (Note: MCU's school code for the FAFSA is: 042183.)*

Are you planning to use VA, Voc Rehab, and/or any type of military related funding at any point for your midwifery education? If you are not certain yet, but it is a possibility that you may use this type of funding, please choose YES. *

Are you planning to reside outside of the United States for any length of time while you are enrolled in academic courses and/or clinical courses? (If YES, you will need to complete an additional International application process and pay an additional International application fee.) *


Letters of Recommendation

Please provide the contact information for two references and upload the corresponding two letters of recommendation in PDF file format. These letters must be provided by two independent individuals who are unrelated to you and can identify your aptitude for rigorous academic study combined with the unique challenges associated with birth work. If you have identified that you have experience attending births, ideally one reference should be from someone who has observed you in a birth setting. Please upload documents only in PDF format.

I waive the right to have access to letters/communication from and with the listed Recommenders. (Note:The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) confers admitted students certain rights, such as access to inspect their educational records. Because FERPA gives students these rights, MCU cannot require you to waive these rights.)*

Name of Recommender 1*

Email Address for Recommender 1*

Phone Number for Recommender 1*

Letter of Recommendation 1 - PDF Format*

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Name of Recommender 2*

Email Address for Recommender 2*

Phone Number for Recommender 2*

Letter of Recommendation 2 - PDF Format*

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Previous Education

Please upload your High School Diploma/Transcript or GED documentation or Homeschool Transcript. (REQUIRED of all applicants who have not completed a bachelor's or graduate degree at an accredited academic institution.) *

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Have you previously enrolled at any post-secondary institutions? (This includes certificate or training programs, trade programs, community colleges, colleges, and universities. You MUST identify ALL previous institutions even if you feel transfer credit will not apply from credits earned.)*


Training and Certifications

The following training/experience/certifications are not required to be offered admission to MCU; however, they may strengthen your application and will enhance your preparation for pursuing midwifery education.

Birth Doula: Please check all that apply. *

Other Relevant Experience/Training/Certification. Please check all that apply. (For any training or certificate programs, you may be asked to provide supporting documentation.)*

If you are a currently practicing midwife applying for the CPM-to-BSM program, please upload the required proof of CPM, LM and/or CNM status, if applicable (PDF file format).

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Proof of Current NRP Certification, if applicable (PDF file format)

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Proof of Current CPR Certification, if applicable (PDF file format)

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Additional Relevant Certifications or Trainings


File (PDF file format)

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File (PDF file format)

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Experience and Clinical Opportunity

The following experience is not required to be offered admission to MCU; however, this type of experience can strengthen your application and will enhance your preparation for pursuing midwifery education.

Have you had experience with working or serving in an "on-call" capacity? (Please check all that apply.)*

How many births have you attended in any capacity? *

Have you identified possible clinical placements in your area?*

Are you currently working with a preceptor in your area? PLEASE NOTE: MCU does not require or recommend having a preceptor in place prior to beginning your academic studies. We encourage you to make connections within the midwifery community. However, there are numerous benefits to waiting to develop a formal clinical commitment until after the first several months to a year into the program. If you are already working with a preceptor in any capacity (assistant, PEP student, student), please answer yes to this question. Thank you.*

Do you have or will you have a driver's license and access to reliable transportation once you are attending births?*

Do you intend to apply for life experience credit? PLEASE NOTE: The MCU Portfolio Evaluation Process application must be submitted following notification that you have been accepted for admission. For more information regarding life experience credit, please visit our FAQ page located on www.midwifery.edu.*


Distance Education

Do you have experience with a distance learning education class or program? *

Do you have access at home to a computer and high speed Internet?*

Do you have experience using the following? (Check all that apply.)*


Short Essays

We value strong writing skills and creativity at MCU. Please answer the following questions in a short essay format. Maximum character limits will apply. Feel free to use your own writing software to ensure that you send us your best effort. Please note that free editing software is available at www.grammarly.com to assist you with grammar, structure, and spelling.

Why are you passionate about midwifery and how has this led you to apply to MCU? (1400 or fewer characters maximum - not words) *

Please share your vision of your midwifery career. Who will you serve as a midwife and in what setting(s)? How will you contribute to the broader midwifery community? (1100 characters maximum - not words.)*

Describe the legal status and scope of practice of Certified Professional Midwives in the United States and in the state(s)/geographic area you plan to practice midwifery. (1100 or fewer characters maximum - not words.)*

What are the challenges and/or obstacles you will face to completing your midwifery education while balancing the significant demands of an on-call midwifery lifestyle that is typically required for student midwives? Discuss your plans for meeting these challenges and fitting your academics/clinical responsibilities into your life. (1200 characters maximum - not words). *

Distance education requires that students are motivated and self-directed. Please describe a situation in which you demonstrated self-direction and personal motivation. (850 characters maximum or fewer - not words.)*

Tell us about your characteristics that allow you to learn/work respectfully with fellow students and pregnant/birthing people/families whose belief systems, health choices, identities, and family structures are different than your own. (1000 characters or fewer - not words.)*

MCU is a committed ally to all underrepresented individuals/families who seek access to midwifery care and those who strive to become midwifery providers within their communities. In your region, please identify who has not traditionally had access to community-based midwifery care and please share your goals (if any) for serving this population. If you are a part of an underrepresented community/population that has not traditionally had access to community-based midwifery care, please share how you will meet the unique needs of your community/population. (1000 characters maximum or fewer - not words.)*

IMPORTANT! ADDITIONAL ACTION REQUIRED - PLEASE READ: Clicking the button below "Submit to MCU" is NOT your final step. In order to submit your application for review for admission to MCU, you must complete these last few steps that should only take a few more minutes:

  • You MUST open the automatic email you will receive after clicking "Submit to MCU" and follow the final steps listed there.
  • Login to your midwifery.edu account (login link is on the top left above the "Home" button on midwifery.edu).
  • Pay your application fee.
  • Upload a JPG headshot-style photo (which will be used for printed student IDs).
  • Electronically sign/submit your final application.
      By checking this box, you are agreeing to complete these final steps to submit your application for review. You're almost done and we look forward to reviewing your application!*