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Birthwise Partnership

Discover Goddard's Low-Residency Opportunities:

Goddard Partners with the Birthwise School of Midwifery

Special $1,000 Scholarships Available
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Scholarship and Transfer Opportunities Available

Birthwise Midwifery School and Goddard College are pleased to announce a mutually beneficial learning partnership that offers Birthwise students an affordable, flexible, and fast pathway to a bachelor's degree. 

Goddard developed this partnership in order to support Birthwise students and graduates in meeting their larger educational goals.  Birthwise participants gain a wealth of experience in their studies of  midwifery; this partnership allows you to bring that experience with you and translate it into college credit toward a bachelor's degree at Goddard College. 

At Goddard, you do not need to be on campus full time to earn your bachelor's degree.  Our programs are presented in a low-residency format designed for working adults, and allow you to:

  • Study at home in a community that will shape your learning.
  • Connect with students, faculty and staff during an 8-day, on campus residency each semester.
  • Design your own studies with individualized guidance from faculty advisors.

Questions?  Call us at 800.906.8312 or click here to request more information.

How the partnership works

  • Scholarships:  Birthwise Program graduates who apply and are accepted into the following programs are eligible for a $1000 scholarship.
    • If you completed a Birthwise Midwifery School Program, you are eligible to receive 40 to 45 credits toward a Bachelor of Arts degree at Goddard.  (Transferable semester-credit hours include 45 credits for the Birthwise Campus Program and 40 credits for the Birthwise Community Program). 
    • You can also transfer credit from other colleges, for a total of 75 credits that can be transferred into Goddard.  This means that you may be able to complete your bachelor's degree at Goddard College in just three semesters.  
  • The clinical midwifery portion of your education can be completed at Birthwise before, during, or after enrolling in Goddard’s low-residency BA program.

Questions?  Please contact us at 800-906-8312 to discuss your unique situation, or click here to request more information online.


Different  Than Online Education

Goddard's model honors students as individuals, with specific interests, goals and needs, unlike disembodied online programs or faceless, increasingly larger university lecture halls.

Goddard invented the low-residency model in 1963, which has since been adopted by many others.  Low-residency education offers the best of what distance education, online programs, and traditional campus-learning offer.

Low-residency means that at the beginning of each semester you come to either Goddard's Plainfield, VT or Port Townsend, WA campus for eight days of intensive study. Residencies are a time to explore, network, learn, share, and celebrate with peers, staff, and faculty. While students work with advisors to forge individualized study plans for the semester, they also have the opportunity to attend workshops, advising groups, keynote addresses, large celebrations and a host of other rich and interesting events where they also learn from other adult students.

For 150 years, Goddard College has been committed to providing accessible and affordable education.  Give one of our admissions counselors a call today at 800.906.8312 or request more information here.

  • FLEXIBILITY -  Goddard offers a flexible degree program that allows you to pursue a degree without uprooting or disrupting your life,
  • COMMUNITY - Students have the opportunity to spend 8 days of intensive study per semester in a community of their peers.
  • INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING:  At Goddard, you can earn a bachelor's degree that intimately connects the life you're living with what you're learning, with study that is directly relevant to the degree you want.