Student Handbook 2020-2021

Walsh

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Accountancy, Bachelor of Business Administration, or Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Admission Requirement

For consideration for admission to a Walsh Bachelor of Accountancy, Bachelor of Business Administration, or Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree program, an applicant must have:

  • An associate degree OR 60 semester credit hours completed at the 100/1000 level or above with a grade of “C” (2.000) or better and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.000 on a 4.000 scale from all prior institutions attended

All academic coursework considered for use in meeting admissions requirements or for use in establishing direct equivalent transfer credit must be from a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and U.S. Department of Education (USDE), www.chea.org. Credits completed outside of the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of NACES (www.naces.org).

Individuals for whom English is not their first language must provide proof of English language proficiency. This proof may be in the form of one of the following:

  • TOEFL score of 79-80 internet based, or 550 written
  • MELAB score of 80
  • MTELP score of 80
  • IELTS score of 6.5 (www.ielts.org)
  • PTE A score of 53
  • Successful completion of Level 112 from ELS Language Centers
  • Successful completion of the highest level of an ESL accredited program
  • Successful completion of an English Composition course from an accredited U.S. institution
  • Completion of a college degree from an accredited English speaking/teaching institution

An official document of these test scores must be sent to Walsh for consideration in processing the admissions application. The TOEFL & IELTS scores are valid for two years; the MTELP/MELAB scores are valid for five years. Transcripts from the degree-granting institution may be accepted as proof of English language proficiency. Walsh retains the right to require reexamination or further English language studies at a qualified institution for any non-native speaker of English. For additional information on international transcript evaluation and admission to Walsh for those individuals pursuing a student visa, please see the section entitled Admission on a Student Visa.

Walsh administers the MTELP exam at no charge. Please contact an international student advisor for more details.

Bachelor of Science in Applied Management Admission Requirement

For consideration for admission to a Walsh Bachelor of Science in Applied Management degree program, an applicant must have:

  • An associate of applied science degree (AAS) AND a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.000 on a 4.000 scale from all prior institutions attended

All academic coursework considered for use in meeting admissions requirements or for use in establishing direct equivalent transfer credit must be from a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and U.S. Department of Education (USDE), www.chea.org. Credits completed outside of the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of NACES (www.naces.org).

Individuals for whom English is not their first language must provide proof of English language proficiency. This proof may be in the form of one of the following:

  • TOEFL score of 79-80 internet based, or 550 written
  • MELAB score of 80
  • MTELP score of 80
  • IELTS score of 6.5 (www.ielts.org)
  • PTE A score of 53
  • Successful completion of Level 112 from ELS Language Centers
  • Successful completion of the highest level of an ESL accredited program
  • Successful completion of an English Composition course from an accredited U.S. institution
  • Completion of a college degree from an accredited English speaking/teaching institution

An official document of these test scores must be sent to Walsh for consideration in processing the admissions application. The TOEFL & IELTS scores are valid for two years; the MTELP/MELAB scores are valid for five years. Transcripts from the degree-granting institution may be accepted as proof of English language proficiency. Walsh retains the right to require reexamination or further English language studies at a qualified institution for any non-native speaker of English. For additional information on international transcript evaluation and admission to Walsh for those individuals pursuing a student visa, please see the section entitled Admission on a Student Visa.

Walsh administers the MTELP exam at no charge. Please contact an international student advisor for more details.

Undergraduate Communication Assessment (UCA)

New undergraduate degree students are required to take the UCA. Students who transfer an equivalent to COM 210 will be required to take the assessment prior to registering for COM 320. Students with a score of 4 or higher will be eligible to enroll in COM 320. Students with a score below 4 on the assessment will be required to take COM 300, Communication Essentials, a one credit hour course designed to enhance students’ writing skills. Students may enroll in COM 320 upon successful completion of COM 300 with a grade of “P”. Students are not charged a fee for the assessment and may take the assessment one time.

The UCA will assess basic writing skills in three areas:

  • Grammar and mechanics
  • Style
  • Organization and development

For more information on UCA or COM 300, please contact your academic advisor.

Acceptance of Equivalent and Transfer Credit

Admitted Bachelor of Accountancy, Bachelor of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology students may transfer a maximum of 82 semester credit hours of freshman/sophomore (100/1000 level and above level coursework) to Walsh. Transfer of credit above 82 semester credit hours for a maximum of 91 semester credit hours will only be accepted from an accredited four-year institution for equivalent junior/senior (300/400 level and above) level coursework at the transfer institution and at Walsh.

Bachelor of Science in Applied Management applicants may transfer a maximum of 90 semester credit hours.

Concurrent Enrollment

Admitted Walsh students may be eligible for concurrent enrollment while taking classes at Walsh. Concurrent enrollment allows new students enrolled at a transfer institution to complete credits while attending Walsh. Concurrent enrollment may affect a student’s ability to receive financial aid; students are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid office prior to concurrent enrollment. Upon admittance to Walsh, a student interested in concurrent enrollment is required to meet with a Walsh advisor to determine concurrent enrollment eligibility as well as to sign the Concurrent Enrollment Agreement Form prior to the end of their first semester of attendance at Walsh.

Credit for Extra-Institutional Learning

Undergraduate students may be awarded credit based on prior learning experiences. Students may submit competency through Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Programs (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB). Prior learning experiences will be evaluated as part of the admission process. Walsh may determine possible transferable credits through the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations, accredited college acceptance of credit, and/or academic department chairperson review.

Double Majors/Dual Undergraduate Degrees

Dual degrees are not available at the undergraduate level. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree may select to add an additional major simultaneously.

The following disciplines are available as a double major:

  • finance and human resource management
  • finance and management
  • finance and marketing
  • human resource management and marketing
  • management and marketing

All required professional core, major and/or required elective coursework within the undergraduate degree and major(s) must be completed prior to graduation. The student will be awarded one degree, the Bachelor of Business Administration and the student’s official transcript will reflect the two majors earned. To declare a double major, students are required to submit a Declaration for Double Major form in the Walsh Student Portal.

Fast Track Program

Walsh Fast Track allows undergraduate students the ability to complete a maximum of four graduate-level courses as part of their undergraduate degree requirements. Graduate level courses successfully completed with a grade of “C” (2.000) or higher will be considered for advanced standing credit in the chosen graduate degree, if applicable. A maximum of 12 semester credit hours of advanced standing credit is allowable for graduate degree programs. A student must be in good standing to pursue the Fast Track program.