Return to: Applicants With Degrees From Non-U.S. Institutions
Any applicant seeking transfer of credits from an institution outside the United States into a Walden University degree program must have a course-by-course evaluation of relevant transcripts completed by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
In any circumstances where the Office of Admissions is unable to determine the academic level or course credit awarded in relation to U.S. educational standards, applicants will be asked to submit their transcripts to a member of NACES (or their nursing licensure/certification to the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools) for evaluation. Applicants must pay the evaluation fee directly to the NACES member or to CGFNS.
When evaluating bachelor’s degree transcripts from recognized foreign institutions for the purpose of admission to graduate programs, Walden University will consider degrees obtained from countries participating in the Bologna Process to be equivalent to U.S. bachelor’s degrees. Such applications will be forwarded to the relevant graduate admissions team for further evaluation. Walden recognizes three-year degrees in Divisions I and II from Indian institutions accredited by NAAC with grade of A as the equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
Applications received from countries not participating in the Bologna Process will continue to require an international transcript evaluation, unless a specific case can be made that they are equivalent to U.S. bachelor’s degrees for the purposes of matriculation into a graduate program. All applicants are subject to school-specific admission criteria. Walden University will continue to monitor developments with the Bologna Process, including student admission data, academic progress, and the response of U.S. universities, transcript evaluation organizations, and accreditation associations.