Selection and Registration Process

This page outlines the selection process following pre-registration screening approval.

Beginning summer 2016, CNM will be implementing a lottery selection process for CPE programs when the number of approved Pre-Registration Screened applicants exceeds the available seating capacity. The lottery selection will also be used to determine the order of students waitlisted.

When the number of approved pre-registration screened applicants does not exceed the available seating capacity, each approved applicant will receive departmental approval to register for CPE coursework during their designated continuing registration date and time.

For example: If 23 students are eligible for Veterinary Technology and there are 26 seats available, all 23 will be eligible to register with no external process.

If 50 students are eligible for Radiologic Technology and there are 24 seats available, there will be a lottery for the initial spaces and also to determine the waitlist.

The lottery randomization process will be handled by a third party organization. Student information shared for the randomization process with the third party ( will be limited to first and last name only. A master student list will be housed securely at CNM.

For more information regarding the third party organization and/or the randomization process, please follow the links included within this paragraph.

Students selected for a program will be notified by e-mail and they are approved to register on their regular CNM registration date and time.

Students must register within one week of the beginning of New and Returning Student Registration.

Students who do not register within this timeframe will forfeit their seat.  

Students not selected for a program will be notified of their waitlist order position for that academic term. Students who do not get a seat after being waitlisted will need to re-submit a new Pre-Registration Screening Form the next time the program is accepting students.

Waitlists from previous selection cycles do not carry over to future terms.