Admissions Procedure

We are delighted to have you consider joining us here at the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine!

It is important to understand that during the growing season we are in full swing with teaching, harvesting, and making medicine. For the programs that require an interview, we will hold interviews on Thursday and Friday, with two time slots available each day. It is entirely possible that your interview will not be scheduled as soon as you apply and we appreciate your understanding.
Application deadline: February 15, 2019. Applications will only be accepted after this time if there are any openings left in the program.
Tuition: $1,600
Early Bird: $1,400 when paid in full by January 1, 2019
Full tuition due: March 1, 2019
Deposit: $300 
Application Fee: $100 (non-refundable and does not apply toward tuition)
Application deadline: March 1, 2019 (though we typically fill up in December)
Tuition: $4,400
Early Bird: $4,200 when paid in full by January 1, 2019
Full tuition due: March 15, 2019
Deposit: $400
Application Fee: $100 ​(non-refundable and does not apply toward tuition)
The Advanced Clinical Program will be offered again in 2020. Please stay tuned for more details.
Registration deadline: Two days prior to the start of the series.
Cost: Varies with each series and is due in full to secure your space in the class
Deposit: n/a
Applicaton Fee: n/a

Tuition & Payment

Tuition for each program is outlined above and is typically due in full a month before the program begins.
Application fee and deposit are required to secure your placement in the program.
NOTE :  Application fees are non-refundable and do not apply toward tuition.

Additional Expenses:
Besides tuition, you will want to put some money aside for additional expenses such as books, tincturing alcohol, fresh herbs, and tools, for which you will receive a list of suggestions. These are not required for class, but simply things you will find useful.

Below is an approximate suggestion of addional funds to set aside for each program:
Holistic: $300-$500 (tools, books, tincturing supplies, field trip expenses)
Essentials: $100
Clinical: $300

Payment Plans

​In some cases we offer a payment plans so that you can spread the cost of a class out over several months. We require a $200 payment plan fee.  Why? Payment plans are a risk for us because if a student drops out of a program after making only one or two payments, we lose money. It is much safer for us to accept students who can pay the entire tuition in one lump sum.  Additionally, keeping track of payments made by students and reminding them to make their payments is more work for our Administrative Team.


Applicants will be notified of acceptance or wait list status by March 1, 2018, and likely sooner, based on space available. Additional seats will be offered to wait list applicants should space become available prior to the first day of class. If you are wait listed, please reserve your deposit/tuition until the first day of class in case a space becomes available. We will offer any last minute availabilities to those students prepared to submit deposit/tuition upon notification.

Refund Policy

​Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine is a small business and we rely on tuition payments in order to offer our classes and programs.  Please understand we do not issue refunds for tuition payments unless you suffer a serious personal or family emergency that renders you incapable of attending.  In the event you need a refund, students who withdraw or are dismissed in the first 25% of course hours will be issued a 50% refund, and students who withdraw or are dismissed after that time will not receive a refund. Students on payment plans are still responsible for tuition according to this policy, no matter how many payments have been received at that time. In the unlikely event of complete cancellation of a program, all tuition will be refunded including deposit.

Course Changes & Cancellations

In the unlikely event of complete cancellation of a program, all tuition will be refunded 
including deposit.


BRSHM does not provide housing for our students. The Asheville area offers many rental opportunities for those relocating here.  We do recommend strongly that students live within reasonable commuting distance so that they can participate not only in scheduled class time, but also in clinical observation and practice opportunities occurring in the Advanced Clinical Program.


The Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine is located on the bus line with drop off occuring 3 times per day.  More information here at ART.


The offices and classroom for BRSHM are located at 606 New Leicester Highway Suite F Asheville, NC 28806.  Additionally, many classes are held in the forests and gardens of WNC. If accessibility is a concern, please contact us so we can discuss possible accommodations.