Student Handbook 2021-2022


Advanced Standing Credit

Advanced standing credit for graduate-level coursework that is directly equivalent to a required and/or concentration course in students specific Walsh degree program may be awarded for up to a maximum of 12 semester credit hours towards the appropriate degree program.

Advanced standing credit will only be awarded once for a transfer course within a graduate degree or certificate program; in subsequent programs, the course may be used to obtain a waiver or exclusion, if time limits and equivalencies are met. Approved courses taken at the graduate level while an undergraduate student may not exceed 12 semester credit hours of advanced standing toward the graduate program.

Advanced standing credit awarded for a “course set” can be used to fulfill elective and concentration requirements but will not be designated on the student’s transcript as a concentration. A student will not be awarded a certificate for courses completed for a concentration. A student who is pursuing a second graduate degree at Walsh will not be awarded a concentration that was previously completed in the first degree.

Eligibility for advanced standing coursework requires:

  • The course must be equivalent to a course offered as a part of a Walsh graduate degree program.
  • The graduate transfer course must have been completed with a grade of “B” (3.000) or better from a college or university accredited by approved accrediting body as noted for admission. Graduate courses completed in residence at Walsh must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.000) or better to be considered for advanced standing.
  • The course must have been completed within the 60 calendar months (five years) preceding the date of initial admission. Graduate courses taken within ten years preceding the date of initial admission in residence at Walsh may be evaluated for advanced standing with the exception of ACC/TAX courses, which must be taken within five years.
  • Specific grade requirements may apply to partner programs such as MBAITECH.

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