At Walden, our goal is to help you reach yours. The Walden Help Center is here for you to get answers to frequently asked questions as quickly as possible. If you need further assistance, we are just a call or click away.
No, there is no application fee. Contact a Walden Enrollment Specialist for more information about the application process, or start your application now.
We encourage applicants to request their official transcripts as soon as they decide to apply to Walden. An early request for official transcripts can help smooth the admissions process and ensure transfer of credit is correctly awarded, if eligible, and financial aid, if applicable, is processed without delay.
To apply for federal financial aid, you must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You are strongly encouraged to begin the application process at least six weeks before your start date to reduce the likelihood that deadlines are not met.
If you started your program on or after June 1, 2020, fill out the 2020-2021 FAFSA.
If you are starting your program on or after May 31, 2021, fill out the 2021–2022 FAFSA.
No, but the best preparation for success in your program is to take advantage of it. You will have access to the classroom orientation in your portal for six months.
Your Enrollment Specialist can start the process for a preliminary evaluation of transfer of credit. You will need to provide your transcripts, and your Enrollment Specialist can also help you explore other potential sources of academic credit, such as military training or professional experience or credentials. You can reach an Enrollment Specialist at 866-492-5336.
You can connect with others in our Walden Facebook group community. Visit our Facebook Group Finder to get started.
Walden's 2021 ceremony dates and locations are listed below. We will update the Commencement website with up to date information on logistics and ceremony details as we know more.
Winter 2021 Commencement: February 4–6, 2021, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida
Summer 2021 Commencement: August 26–28, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas. For current information on upcoming dates, visit our Commencement page on the Walden website.
An unofficial transcript is one that has been previously opened by you or anyone else before being sent to Walden’s Admissions Office; an unofficial transcript is used for review only during the application and admissions process. An official transcript is sent directly to Walden from the registrar’s office of the institution you are requesting the transcript from.
You can apply to Walden using unofficial transcripts if all required information is included (name of institution previously attended, student name, grades earned, credits earned, degree earned, course names/numbers, and dates of attendance). But keep in mind, you will need your official transcripts to ensure transfer of credit is applied and financial aid is processed, if applicable.