2020–2021 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2020) 
    Aug 11, 2022  
2020–2021 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

What’s New?

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This page will list policies and procedures that are either new or have had significant revisions recently. All items are effective as of August 31, 2020, unless otherwise noted. The dates listed after each item indicate when a change was entered into the handbook and took effect.

Changes remain listed on “What’s New?” from the date of the change until publication of the next handbook version. The Walden University Student Handbook is continuously updated online. The most recent version of the handbook is the default publication. See About the Student Handbook .

February 2021

December 2020

Tempo Learning® Addendum
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards – Added “Minimum Number of Credit Equivalencies per Term” (table) for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Completion program): RN-BSN AIM Track 12/15/2020; updated entirely 12/17/2020

November 2020

  • College of Health Professions – College of Health Sciences renamed College of Health Professions; references to the college updated 11/30/2020
Tempo Learning® Addendum

October 2020

September 2020

  • Academic Warning and Dismissal  – “OneCampus Courses” section removed 9/30/2020
  • Enrollment Requirements  – Leave of Absence clarifications added 9/1/2020
  • Grade Point Average  – “Calculating GPA” updated 9/1/2020; reference to OneCampus under “Calculating GPA” removed 9/30/2020
  • Leave of Absence  – “Requesting a Leave of Absence” clarifications added 9/1/2020; information to “Requesting a Military Leave of Absence,” third paragraph 9/14/2020
  • Notification of FERPA Rights  – “Disclosure of Student Information Required by the Solomon Amendment” added 9/18/2020
  • Quarter-Based Programs  – Calendars updated 9/14/2020; Winter Quarter 2020–2021, Spring Quarter 2021, and Summer Quarter 2021 updated to include 5-week terms (Parts of Term 43, 45, 47, 49 where applicable)
  • Refund Policies  – “Examples of Title IV Calculations: Example 5 Tempo Learning®—Participation for More Than 60% of the Payment Period” corrected 9/14/2020
  • Student Appeals and Grievances  – “Note to Iowa Residents” added 9/4/2020
  • Transcript Requests  – Clarifications added 9/1/2020
  • Transfer Maximum by Program (Chart)  – Multiple updates for programs across all College of Social and Behavioral Sciences schools 9/21/2020
  • Washington State  – State authorization statement updated 9/3/2020
Tempo Learning® Addendum

August 2020