2014-2015 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2015) 
    
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2014-2015 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Certificate Admission Requirements


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The following are required for admission to Walden’s undergraduate certificate programs:

1. Transcripts 

For candidates who have fewer than 12 college credits, one of the following is required:

  • Official transcript showing conferral of a high school diploma from a school approved by the Department of Education in the state for which it is approved to grant diplomas.
  • Official transcript showing completion of high school equivalency (e.g., GED and HiSET).
  • Official transcript showing state-recognized credential of high school completion.
  • Official evaluation report from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or from the Global Transcript Evaluation service offered by Walden showing the comparability of a non-U.S. secondary education completion credential to a U.S. high school diploma and a copy of the academic credential.
  • Be concurrently enrolled in an approved partner institution with an articulation agreement with Walden.

For candidates who have 12 or more college credits, the following is required:

  • Candidates who have completed previous college work of 12 quarter credits (or more) will be reviewed as transfer candidates and, as such, must have attained a 2.0 cumulative (overall weighted) GPA from prior institution(s) attended. Candidates with less than 2.0 cumulative (overall weighted) GPA may be considered for conditional admission.
  • An official collegiate transcript from any institution(s) that is (are) accredited by a regional, professional/specialized, or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, or from an appropriately accredited non-U.S. institution.
  • Transcripts from ALL previous institutions must be submitted at the time of admission for review. Unofficial transcripts may be reviewed for admission; however, if admitted, a condition of admission will be required to have all official transcripts on file by the end of the first period of enrollment. Official transcripts are needed for continuing enrollment and for transfer of credit to be considered. GPA requirements for transfer of credit are different from admission GPA requirements; please refer to the transfer of credit policy for additional details. Candidates with less than 2.0 cumulative (overall weighted) GPA may be considered for conditional admission.

2. In addition to meeting the above criteria, candidates must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be 24 years of age or older.
  • Be 21–23 years of age and have at least 12 transferrable quarter credits hours.
  • Be less than 21 years of age with 60 quarter credit hours.
  • Be active military or a veteran (must provide documentation of service).
  • Be concurrently enrolled in an approved partner institution with an articulation agreement with Walden.

3. Completed application form

4. Access to a computer and the Internet