Resources and tools for MCU’s course enrollment and related processes.

Course Registration
Dates and Deadlines

Students are responsible for monitoring enrollment, credit hours, and completion of courses per graduation requirements. Course enrollment changes can be made during the Add/Drop period or the Course Enrollment Period.  Please review the Academic Calendar or Student Handbook for more information on the Course Add/Drop and Enrollment deadlines.

Course Add/Drop: Students also  have the option to add or drop classes from the beginning of the trimester up to the end of the second week of the trimester with no penalty.


How to Enroll in Courses

Matriculated students will self-enroll in courses with the exception: of if they are new students. New students will be working with the Registrar to enroll in their first-trimester courses.  Undergraduate students who need support enrolling in courses and those interested in taking Continuing Education courses, should schedule an appointment with the Registrar. 

The courses students are enrolled in will automatically activate on the first day of the trimester according to their Course Enrollment Schedule.  Be sure to check prerequisites in the Course Catalog and the Projected Enrollment Schedule (link below) for when courses are offered.


Course Enrollment Tutorials

Please watch this video to see a tutorial explaining how undergraduate students can enroll in courses and add or drop from classes using their MCU/Populi account.

In addition to the video tutorial, please review the following helpful information about the course enrollment process.

To access the Course Catalog visit:

Course Mapping Tools

Here are degree planning templates and example layouts

In order to access these tools, you must be signed in to your account!  If you are unable to access any of these links, the first step to trouble shoot is to sign out of any gmail accounts and sign back in to your @midwifery account.  If you are still having issues and you are sure that your @midwifery account is the only one you are signed into on the browser you are using, then clear cache and try again.

Each of these links will automatically open the option to COPY to Edit.  This enables you make a version tailored to you.  Be sure to use the correct template for the program you are enrolled in.

Major Map Layout Examples

For students enrolled in the Flexible BSM program:

20-30 Hour MM Layout Example: CLICK HERE

30-40 Hour MM Layout Example: CLICK HERE

For students enrolled in the Primary BSM program:

20-30 Hour MM Layout Example: CLICK HERE

30-40 Hour MM Layout Example: CLICK HERE

For current CPMs enrolled in the CPM to BSM program:

MM Layout Example: CLICK HERE

For students with an ASM from MCU, enrolled in the ASM to BSM program:

MM Layout Example: CLICK HERE

Do it yourself Major Map Layout Templates

For students enrolled in the Flexible BSM program:

Flexible BSM Degree Planning Template: CLICK HERE

For students enrolled in the Primary BSM program:

Primary BSM Degree Planning Template: CLICK HERE

For current CPMs enrolled in the CPM to BSM program:

CPM.BSM Degree Planning Template: CLICK HERE

For students with an ASM from MCU enrolled in the ASM to BSM program:

ASM.BSM Degree Planning Template: CLICK HERE


Course Withdrawal/Course Extension Request Forms

Before withdrawing or extending courses, students must review course prerequisites for the current and upcoming courses they are enrolled in or plan to take. Students must also check the Projected Enrollment Schedule to verify when classes are expected to run in the future trimesters. Review the Student Handbook for intersecting policies.

Request an extension for PROD 1000 (must be signed in to your email address)
PROD 1000 Extension Request Form

Course Withdrawal Requests: weeks 3-12
Submit Course Withdrawal Form by 5pm MT on Friday of Week 12

Course Extension Requests: weeks 12-14
Submit Course Extension Form by 5pm MT on Friday of Week 14

Projected Enrollment Schedule

These courses are expected to run as follows, but are subject to change.  When requesting to enroll, Add/Drop, or withdraw from courses, this spreadsheet may serve as a guide.

Pass/Fail Grade Option for Students

Pass/fail grading option is an alternative to the standard letter grade system.  The pass/fail grading option is instituted at MCU to encourage students to take classes outside their area of expertise to broaden their midwifery education.

If the pass/fail grade option is selected by a student, a passing grade is included in their credits completed, but the class grade does not impact their GPA. However, it is important to be aware that a failing grade DOES get calculated as 0.00 into their GPA and credits attempted.  As such MCU would recommend a withdrawal from classes where the student does not anticipate a passing grade.

Before submitting a request, please review the policy details located in the Student Handbook.

New Phase Alignment/Specialization

The 2023-2024 Academic year will begin with a new alignment between didactic classes and phases. All incoming students from Fall 2023 onwards will be enrolled with the new phase requirements. Students enrolled at MCU prior to Fall 2023 will have the opportunity to transfer to the new requirements if they choose with the application opening in Summer 2023 the term prior to the release of the program.

There will be reminders and more information coming during the Summer term. If you have any immediate questions please contact your student council or your house mentor.

Leave of Absence & Time Out Requests

In order to request a Leave of Absence (LOA), please review the LOA policy in the Student Handbook then schedule an appointment with the Registrar. This is only applicable to degree seeking students.

In order to request a Timeout, please review the policy in the Student Handbook then schedule an appointment with the Registrar. Timeout requests must be submitted by 5pm MT at the end of the Add/Drop period


Program Deadline Details

Please review the Program Deadline Details in the Student Handbook and then fill out and submit the request form below.

Transcripts & Records

Official transcripts may be obtained by submitting a transcript request through Populi. To submit a request, login to Populi and go to your profile. Go to the “Student” tab. Under the “Transcript” tab, there is a dropdown menu labeled “Transcript Actions”. Click on the “Official Transcript Request” and fill out the form. If you have any questions or no longer have a Populi account, please email the Registrar at

Continuing Education

MCU’s continuing education option is for those who:  

  • Want to take a few classes, but do not want to be obligated to a degree program. 
  • Practicing midwives who wish to supplement their education or obtain CEUs  
  • Want to discover if distance education is right for them.   

We also offer the Academy of Continuing Education modules which are relevant for recertification requirements for CPMs, doulas, and childbirth educators. Most of the modules include MEAC-approved CEUs.  

To take courses on your time at your own pace and earn MEAC CEUs, visit our Academy of Continuing Education (ACE). Our ACE program has offerings on a variety of topics including pharmacology courses.

For additional information on continuing education classes taken within a 15-week trimester, and to enroll in courses, email our Registrar or schedule an appointment during the open enrollment period for the term in which you are applying. 


CE Course Enrollment
The cost for CE Courses is $340.00 per credit plus a $32.00 Trimester Technology Fee. Payment is due at the time of registration. Course Enrollment for non-matriculating students will be available during weeks 13 through 15 of the term before you wish to begin classes. Course enrollment deadlines for 2023-2024 are as follows:

Enrollment Deadline Table

Fall 2023
Winter 2024
Summer 2024
Fall 2024
Enrollment Dates
July 31, 2023-Aug 18, 2023
Nov 27, 2023 - Dec 15, 2023
Apr 1, 2024 - Apr 19, 2024
Jun 29, 2024 - Aug 16, 2024
Classes Begin
Sep 4, 2023
Jan 8, 2024
May 6, 2024
Sep 2, 2024
Classes End
Dec 15, 2023
Apr 19, 2024
Aug 16, 2024
Dec 13, 2024
To view available CE courses for the term you wish to enroll, click on the Projected Class Schedule listed below.  Course prerequisites can be found in the Course Catalog.

Projected Class Schedule, Click Here

Course Catalog, Click Here

Financial Aid Resources

Please refer to MCU’s Student Financial Aid Resource page to access information about SAP, Financial Aid Forms, Policies and Procedures, FAQs and who to contact. It is for users only, so students must be logged in with their school email to view.



Graduation Application Form

After passing your NARM or MCU Comprehensive exam milestone, use the Graduation Application Form to begin your graduation processing.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is currently $2,620 per trimester and it is due on the 1st day of the trimester. Annual Student Fees are $400 per year and are assessed every year on January 1st or the 1st day of the student’s first trimester. A monthly payment plan is available breaking tuition and fees into 4 equal payments due on the first of each month of the trimester. Email to request it.