How to Apply to Birthwise

Applications can be downloaded (BW 2014 Application 1 and Reference Form 2014) and returned to Birthwise via the postal service. Please return your completed application form with essay, official high school transcript, official college transcript(s) as applicable, verification of doula training, three letters of reference, and the $50 application fee by February 15, 2014 (Early Decision) or April 15, 2014 (Regular Application deadline). Applications may still be accepted after April 15 until full enrollment is met.

We require the following references, which can be sent separately from your application:

  •     One or more from a midwifery or birth related connection, if possible
  •     One or more from a work-related or professional connection
  •     One non-family personal reference.

Reference forms can be downloaded below.  Please have your references return the reference form  to you  in a sealed envelope or have them return it directly to Birthwise.

All paperwork should be mailed to:

 Birthwise Midwifery School
Attentions:  Admissions
24 S. High St.
Bridgton, Maine  04009

Interviews are either in-person (preferred) or by Skype and will be scheduled approximately 2 weeks following the application deadlines. This is your opportunity to ask questions, tour our facility, meet current students, and sit in on a class.

Our selection process takes place in February and April after the application deadlines and involves reading and evaluating all application materials (application, essay, reference letters, and transcripts), interviewing applicants, and choosing the applicants that seem most promising and appropriate for our midwifery program. The applicant may be accepted, denied or placed on a waitlist. As accepted applicants enroll in the program by the end of May, we may find we have extra space in the class and will offer those spots to our waitlisted applicants.

BW 2014 Application 1 (2014 Birthwise Application)

Reference Form  (2014 Birthwise Reference Form)