For Prospective Medical Assistant (MA) Students
Program Dates* (Class of 2025)
The Northwestern Medical Assistant program is a part-time, 10-month program that provides 9 months of part-time didactic instruction followed by a 1 month, 160-hour, full-time externship.
*Dates for the September 2024 program will be published by January 15, 2024.
Program start date: September TBD 2024
10-month program dates: September 2024 through June 2025, dates TBD
On-site attendance required at the Chicago campus
Hours: Monday through Friday full time/daytime hours
Application is CLOSED.
Application for the September 2024 program will open February 15, 2024.
ACCUPLACER exam: July TBD 2024
Interviews: July TBD 2024
Applicants notified of acceptance status: July TBD 2024
Program Tuition & Addition Costs
Information on tuition and additional costs are published by the Registrar's Office on this website. Program tuition, fees, and related expenses are subject to change. Additional costs are estimated and represent a good faith effort to disclose true costs of program attendance.
NM Clinical Schools & Programs Refund Policy
Students who confirm their enrollment by submitting a completed enrollment agreement and $250 tuition deposit may cancel the agreement within 3 business days of submission and receive a full $250 tuition deposit refund.
After 3 business days, students who withdraw prior to the start of classes will receive a refund of all monies paid minus a $100 processing fee.
If a student is owed a refund, all monies due will be refunded within 45 calendar days from the date of withdrawal.
Students enrolled in the program who withdraw/terminate enrollment after the start of classes will be refunded as follows:
# of weeks attended % of full program tuition refunded
1-2 weeks 50%
3 weeks 25%
4 weeks 0%
Students who are dismissed or suspended from the NMHC clinical programs will not be entitled to any refund.
General Requirements & Program Policies
APPLICATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. APPLICATION FOR THE SEPTEMBER 2024 PROGRAM WILL OPEN FEBRUARY 15, 2024.
MA Program Application