Student Handbook 2021-2022

Walsh

Credit for Extra Institutional Learning

Walsh awards credit and/or course competency waivers for documented postsecondary-level extra-institutional learning. Extra institutional learning is defined as learning that is attained outside of the sponsorship of legally authorized and appropriately accredited postsecondary education institutions. Reliable and valid measures of learning outcomes are used to assess and grant such awards.

When applying for admission to Walsh, a student may request credit for learning already acquired in settings outside of Walsh. The request will be evaluated as part of the admissions process. Documentation verifying attainment of college level learning is required. Walsh may determine possible equivalency to courses through American Council on Education (ACE) recommended guidelines, accredited college acceptance of credit, and/or academic department chairperson review.