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Walden Admissions

Walden has designed its admissions process to be as easy and streamlined as possible. You’ll work one-on-one with an Enrollment Specialist who’ll guide you through every step— from finding the right program to funding your education. You’re never alone.

Below you’ll find some helpful resources to get you started.

Before You Apply

Choose Your Program

Admissions requirements differ across our online degree programs. If you need help selecting a program, an Enrollment Specialist will walk you through your options.

Find a Program

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Your Enrollment Specialist will guide you through the admissions process and answer any program-specific questions you may have.

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Order Transcripts

Certain documents are needed for your application; most importantly, transcripts from previous institutions. Make a list of the schools you’ve attended and we’ll tell you how to order transcripts.

Official Transcripts

The Application Process

Unlike other institutions, there’s no fee to apply to Walden. To start your application, you just need to fill in some basic information and create your account. Once your account is set up, your Enrollment Specialist will be in touch to answer any questions you may have.

Application Requirements

  1. Personal Information
    Enter your contact and background information.
  2. Employment History
    Walden partners with thousands of organizations to provide discounts to their employees.  Enter your employer to ensure you receive any eligible savings.
  3. Academic History
    Let us know about your education history to ensure eligibility for your program.
  4. Transcripts and Documents
    You are required to provide transcripts for any past universities you've attended.  Depending on your program, you may be asked to submit additional information, such as as résumé.

  1. Submit Application to Your Enrollment Specialist
    Your Enrollment Specialist will review your application and make sure it's ready to be sent to the admissions team.
  2. Admission Decision
    Our admissions team will evaluate your application and make a final determination.

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Create an account to start your no-fee application to Walden.

Begin Your Application

Degree Acceleration Options

As an adult learner, you bring a lifetime of experiences and insights to the classroom. This includes everything from work and on-the-job training, volunteering, and military service to previous academic or professional development courses. Walden values that knowledge and we’re committed to helping you earn credit for what you already know.

Your Enrollment Specialist will provide clear, personalized guidance on how to translate your college-level knowledge into credits. These credits can help you earn your degree faster and more affordably.

Transfer of Credit

Earn credits based on your previous education and/or your military experience.

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Credit by Work Experience

Earn credits based on your professional experience and certifications.

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Credit by Examination

Earn college-level credits by taking exams such as CLEP, DSST, AP, and IB.

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Credit by Portfolio

Earn credits with a Prior Learning Assessment portfolio (undergraduate students only).

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Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM)

Complete your master’s program with up to 50% fewer credits (undergraduate students only).

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Undergraduate Pathways

Reduce your degree completion time by increasing your course load (undergraduate students only).

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You’ve Been Admitted: What’s Next

Finalize Financial Aid

If you plan to use financial aid,1 use this time to ensure all financial aid requirements are completed. This will help guarantee that your funds are disbursed on time.

Financial Aid

Join the Walden Community

Connect with your future classmates to build a support network that helps you succeed.

Find a Group

Prepare For Your First Day

Starting any new experience can feel daunting. But don’t worry—we’re here to help! Be sure to register for one of our upcoming student orientations.

Get Ready

Additional Admissons Support

Walden offers additional, specialized admissions support for our diverse audiences. If you’re a veteran or active member of the U.S. military, reside outside of the U.S., or are in need of our disability services, please use the following links:

Admissions FAQ