Student Handbook 2021-2022

Walsh

Admission Procedures

To apply to any Walsh degree program, an online admissions application must be submitted. The admissions application fee is waived for all veterans and service members applying into a bachelor’s, master’s or non-degree program.

Every attempt will be made to process applications in time for accepted students to enroll in their intended semester of attendance. Admissions applications will be accepted until the beginning of a given semester. Applicants will be considered for admission when the Admissions office receives evidence of the achievement of minimum admissions requirements. Official admission to Walsh will be granted only upon receipt of all official transcripts, although an individual may initially be admitted based upon a review of unofficial materials and contingent upon receipt of final transcripts and fulfillment of grade point average requirements.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to formally request official transcripts to be sent to Walsh from all previous academic institutions, including military credit. Indebtedness or transcript holds at another institution may prevent processing of the admissions application and/or class registration. Veterans and service members are able to bring in college credit from their military service. In order to apply military credits, a student must submit an official copy of their military transcript. Transcript services are offered through the American Council on Education. Acceptable transcripts are the Joint Services Transcript (JST), AARTS, SMARTS, CCAF, and Coast Guard Institute. Also accepted are DSST Examinations and CLEP Examinations. Official transcripts can be requested through https://jst.doded.mil/ and through www.airuniversity.af.mil/Barnes/CCAF/.

After receiving the applicant’s official transcripts, the Admissions office will evaluate the transfer of academic credits based upon all previous college coursework. SMARTS, CCAF, and CGI credits will also be evaluated. Credit hours categorized as L = Lower; U = Upper; and G = Graduate are accepted and may be reviewed for possible equivalent credit. Generally accepted transfer policies are practiced along with state and federal guidelines. Upon completion of the evaluation, a letter will be sent to the applicant reflecting the status of their application and admission to Walsh.

An applicant may contact the Admissions office at any time during this process to inquire about specific policies and procedures or the status of their application. A newly admitted student may enroll in any semester within 12 months following admission to Walsh. In most cases, failure to complete at least one course within the 12 months from admission will necessitate re-application.