Prerequisite Science Courses Policies

Register for PSCs
To sign up for one of CCNM's prerequiste science courses, please visit our registration page.
Registration and Payment Information
Online course registration remains open until two weeks into the course or until the course reaches maximum enrolment (30 participants). Tuition is due at the time of registration and paid via credit card through our secure website.
Prerequisite Science Courses Academic Accommodations
CCNM will use all reasonable efforts to accommodate students with disabilities to provide them with education equity in order to meet the standards of the program. At the request of a student, reasonable accommodations will be provided with respect to the documented disability that affects the student’s ability in an academic setting.
Students will need to submit medical documentation from their licensed health-care professional (See process document below for list of approved professionals). This documentation will be kept in confidence (separate from the student’s academic file) by Accessibility Services and used solely to assess requests for accommodations.
Once students have provided the appropriate documentation, Accessibility Services will assess and will then receive an email from Accessibility Services, outlining any approved accommodations.
Please note that the accommodations granted will only be valid until the end of August. Meaning that if you still require these accommodation you will need to contact the Accessibility Services to obtain a renewal. Further, the accommodations granted for the Prerequisite Science Course will not be transferred to the degree program. It is the responsibility of the student to contact Accessibility Services should they require continued accommodation in the degree program.
No accommodations will be granted after Week 2 of the course. Please ensure any applications for accommodations are submitted before this time. This document outlines the accomodation application process for PSC students (PDF).
Accessibility Services
Students can schedule a confidential appointment with Dr. Karyn Lumsden, DC, student success manager at
Course Dates
Course are also offered in a format that allows students to complete three credits in an eight-week period. Given the condensed nature of the courses, students should expect a minimum of 10 hours per week per course to complete the online learning modules, assessments, and tutorials. Students planning to take more than two prerequisite courses simultaneously are advised to consider their other weekly commitments prior to registration.
Course Format
All prerequisite science courses (PSC) are offered in a blended online format which includes both online structured learning modules and live webinar classes/tutorials with the course instructor once per week. Online modules are accessible at the start of the course via our online content management system, and live tutorials take place one evening per week from 7:30 – 9 p.m. EST per course. Assessments include completing online modules, virtual labs/assignments, quizzes, a midterm exam, and a final exam, as outlined in the course descriptions.
Academic Policies
Students enrolled in prerequisite sciences at CCNM are bound by the student code of conduct as outlined in the CCNM academic calendar.
Completion of prerequisite sciences courses does not guarantee admission into CCNM’s Doctor of Naturopathy degree program.
Exam resit policy
Exams dates are provided in the yearly prerequisite calendar and in the individual course outlines. Exams are scheduled within a 24-hour timeframe, and if you miss this official 24-hour window, you may schedule a resit exam within two weeks of your missed exam for a fee of $75. If you miss your scheduled resit time you will be required to provide a medical note as well as an additional $75 to schedule another resit. You have only one attempt to write your exam and it must be completed within two weeks of the end of the course.
Course Withdrawal
Once an applicant confirms attendance in a course(s) by submitting the required tuition, the following withdrawal/refund policy will apply:
Students who withdraw from one or more courses must send written electronic notice to The refund will be calculated based on the date of notice received. If nothing is received, the last date of attendance will be the effective date of withdrawal and will be the date used to close out the student’s account.
Withdrawal Notice Received
Prior to the second week of course:
One hundred per cent (100%) refund minus a $100 registration fee.
After the second week of the course:
When a student withdraws after the second week, but prior to the scheduled midterm week, the refund will be the course cost minus a $100 registration fee and any earned tuition. Refunds will be calculated based on the date that written notification indicating the intent to withdraw is received by CCNM. Students withdrawing prior to the midterm will receive a grade of “W” on their transcript.
After the midterm:
After the midterm exam, no refunds will be awarded. Withdrawal after the midterm will result in a grade of “F” on their transcript.
Earned tuition will be calculated on a course-by-course basis using the following formula:
Total Tuition x (Number of Weeks Attended/Total Number of Weeks of Classes) = Total Earned Tuition
Course Transfer
Please note that we do not transfer enrolment from one PSC course to another. Those wishing to transfer will need to withdraw (see course withdrawal/refund) and re-enrol.
For further information on prerequisite sciences, please contact us at 1 (866) 241-2266 ext. 220 or