When you apply to Walden, you have the opportunity to join a diverse community of students from different cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.

Throughout our admissions process, you will work with an enrollment advisor who will guide you through each step of the way—from finding the right program to funding your education. With multiple program start dates throughout the year, you can begin your program when it is most convenient for you.

Before You Apply

Gather and prepare items for your application

  • Unofficial transcript(s) - you can use your unofficial transcripts to have a pre-admission evaluation completed, but you will need your official transcripts once admitted
  • Official transcripts (link to the option for us to get them for you and move it in front of the login page)
  • Resume showing work history
  • Employment history and educational history

Transferring Credits – Finish Faster and Earn the Degree You Want

Get a FREE evaluation of your prior credits

Within 3-5 days, admissions will review your unofficial transcripts and tell you what Transfer of credits (TOC) you will get into one or more Walden programs

Get Credit for Work and Life Experiences

Get Credit for Life Experiences

Talk to a counselor about building a portfolio based on your prior experiences that would equal one or more bachelor's courses

Military Experience

Your experiences while serving in the military are valuable to your education and may translate into potential credit toward your degree

Earn Credit

if you hold a credible certification such as PMP, PHR, CDA or CPA

Test Out of Courses

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

Alternative Credit Option

Walden has created educational partnerships with alternative academic institutions to help undergraduate students prepare for success in an online environment

To apply for one of Walden's program or certificates, or to enroll in an individual course, start your application and follow the steps outlined below. If you have any questions, please contact your enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

How to Apply

Create a MyHomepage Account

Using your name and email address, create a username and password to access the free online application

Complete Your Profile

Select your program of interest and enter your contact information, academic and employment history

Attach Documents and Submit Application

Attach unofficial transcript(s) and or submit additional documents as needed.

You may also request official transcripts to be submitted directly to Walden.

Get Admissions Decisions and Accept Offer

Once you receive and accept your offer of admissions, you will be given more information about financial aid and other funding options.

You will also gain access access to the self-pace Student Readiness Orientation (SRO)

Getting Started

Once you receive and accept your offer of admission, you should:

  • Set up your student account and Walden email
  • Enroll in your first course(s)
  • Start thinking about how many courses you want to take at a time. Many of Walden's programs offer the option to speed up or slow down depending on the time you have to dedicate to your education.
  • Identify what books and materials will need to be purchased
  • Begin taking the self-paced Student Readiness Orientation (Found on your MyWalden portal once you reserve)
  • View the New Student Orientation archive and look for an invite for a live session
  • Request your official transcripts if you haven’t already (link to request page)
  • Join Walden's facebook community by liking Walden at www.facebook.com/waldenu/
  • Talk with your family and friends and set up your personal support system
  • Connect with your classmates in Walden's Social Community

If you have any questions, please contact your enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336 or see a list of international toll-free numbers

Funding Your Education

Review options at Walden such as qualifying for financial aid, applying for scholarships, and other savings

Scholarships

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Walden offers more than $60 million in scholarships and tuition assistance

Walden Helps You Find Financial Aid

Walden helps you find the financial aid that’s right for you, including federal grants and loans. Ask an enrollment advisor about options.

Grants and Loans

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