Student Handbook 2021-2022


Admission on a Student Visa

Any individual seeking admission to Mervyn B. Walsh International University (Walsh) as an international student on an F-1 Student Visa must meet the general admission requirements for undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree programs at Walsh. The online Admissions Application must be submitted along with the non-refundable application fee. In addition, these individuals must also meet the following requirements:

  • Provide proof of English language proficiency if applicable. This must accompany an admissions application from individuals who speak English as a second language (ESL). However, if the student meets the written communication requirement, the English language proficiency requirement is waived.

  • Provide official statements of financial support through personal or sponsored funds. Additionally, an international student must submit an international packet. This can be found on the Walsh Website at or one can be mailed.

  • Purchase health insurance through Walsh or provide proof of personal coverage. Please visit our Website at for more information.

  • Arrange for their own living accommodations and transportation to and from locations. Walsh does not offer residential facilities or transportation to classes.

  • Have international transcripts evaluated on a course-by-course basis by an approved agency such as World Education Services ( or Educational Credential Evaluators ( and submitted along with the admissions application. The applicant is responsible for all related costs.  Approved agencies can be found at

  • Have maintained good standing of their previous F-1 status (applicable to transfer students) according to United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) regulations.

  • All application materials should be available for consideration by the international student advisor/DSO at least eight weeks prior to the first date of the semester for which the applicant is seeking admission. Only upon full admission to Walsh will an I-20 be issued. All student visa holders are required to maintain full-time standing as defined in the Student Enrollment Classification section and pursue their designated program of study.