How To Apply

  • Read the Footprints Student Handbook (see link below)
  • Complete the Application Form:
    • You can fill out the Application digitally and save it to your computer. 
    • You can also print the form and fill it out by hand.
  • Required Documentation:
    • MAIL: Please make photo copies of your Required Documentation.
    • EMAIL: You can scan or take a picture of the Required Documentation and email that as an attachment.
  • Application Fee of $50.00:
    • MAIL: You can mail a check or money order to our PO Box.
    • ONLINE: You can pay via PayPal using the payment button below.
  • Submit your completed Application and Required Documentation:
    • MAIL: Send completed application & required documentation to our PO Box.
    • EMAIL: Fill out the application file digitally, save it and email it as an attachment. You can also take a picture of the application filled out by hand and email it as an attachment.
  • Acceptance: Within 7-14 days you will receive an email from us about your acceptance.
  • Questions? Please contact Heather Luna, ACORN Director with any additional questions or concerns.​ 

Please note: Applications will not be processed until the application fee is submitted.

ACORN School of Herbal Medicine

PO Box 1664

Nevada City, CA 95959



  • Deposit: $500 (counts towards tuition total)
  • Monthly Tuition Payments (8 total):  $230 each 
  • Tuition total:  $2340*

​               *additional costs not included in tuition and listed below

Special Offer: When you enroll in the Footprints Program and refer a friend who also enrolls, both you and your friend get $100 OFF total tuition.

Additional Costs (required)

1) NAIMH Foundations Flash Drive: $560

  • This Flash Drive contains the course curriculum used in our Footprints in Medical Herbalism program. This purchase also includes your enrollment fee with NAIMH, which provides educational supervision from NAIMH and access to academic correspondence with Paul Bergner. (The Flash Drive costs $300 and the enrollment fee with NAIMH costs $260.)
  • Please note that you cannot start class without purchasing this Flash Drive.
  • For more details about what is contained on this flash drive please see the Footprints Program page.
  • This Flash Drive will need to be purchased no later than September 10, 2020. We will mail the flash drive to you so you will have it in time for the first class.

2) Supplies Fee: $900

  • Since we are now holding classes online, all medicine making supplies will be shipped to students on a monthly basis for projects and assignments. This fee covers all medicine making supplies including: herbs, bottles, menstruums (alcohol alcohol, oil, honey, vinegar, etc.), labels and other necessary items. The Supplies Fee is required to cover the cost of these items, and is in addition to tuition.
  • This fee can be paid in full or divided up and paid along with regular tuition. $100 deposit, and Eight Monthly Payments of $100 (in addition to regular tuition).

Total Program Cost
      1) Tuition: $2340

​                Application & Deposit of $500 due by 9/10/20
      2) NAIMH Foundations Flash Drive: $560 

                Paid in full by 9/10/20
      3) Supplies Fee: $900

               Deposit of $100 due by 9/10/20
      Total cost = $3800​​

               Amount due by 9/10/20: $1160​​

​​​Suggested Payment Schedule

Custom payment schedules can be made to meet your financial needs. Please contact ACORN directly to make arrangements. See our recommended payment schedule chart below.

Application Fee $50.00

(one-time payment)

​​​​​​​​​​General Enrollment Information

  • We can now accept applications from all over! Since classes are now online you do not have to live nearby to attend our school.
  • Students must fill out an application for enrollment. 
  • There is a non-refundable $50 application fee. 
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to attend classes. 
  • Once applications are accepted there is a deposit required to hold your place in the program. 
  • All deposits count as your first tuition payment and towards your total tuition cost.
  • ​​NAIMH Foundations Flash Drive & Supplies Fee are not included in tuition. See below for details.
  • Program Begins Tuesday, September 22, 2020
  • Application & Deposit Due Date: September 12, 2020 

Enrollment & Registration