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How Does Walden Support Students With No College Experience?

The Walden Undergraduate Academy™ was designed specifically for first-time adult college students.

You’re an adult who is thinking about enrolling in college for the first time—but you have concerns. “It’s been years since I’ve taken a class.” “How will I balance work, life, and school?” “Will there be other adult students like me?” At Walden University, there is a path designed just for you.


The Walden Undergraduate AcademyTM was created to provide first-time adult college students with the best possible start to their educational journey. You’ll be part of a group of other new adult learners who are beginning their online bachelor’s degree programs. Together, you’ll take the general education courses that are required during the first four quarters of your degree program. These courses are designed to provide you with a strong academic foundation that incorporates professional skills such as business writing and communication. You’ll see how your coursework connects with your career as you build skills that you can use on the job right away. You’ll even earn two certificates online along the way: Foundations of General Education (after you complete your first four courses) and Advanced General Education (after your second four courses).

Not only will you develop a strong peer network with your fellow first-time students, you’ll also have a student support team of specially trained faculty and advisors who are dedicated to your success. These Walden staff members appreciate the challenges that working adult students face. They can advise and guide you as you balance coursework, full-time employment, and personal commitments.

As a student in the Walden Undergraduate AcademyTM, you’ll receive a grant that will be applied throughout your bachelor’s degree program, saving a total of $7,100 on tuition.1 Plus, there is no additional cost for books, as this expense is embedded in your first eight courses.

Pursuing a college degree is a big decision. You know it’s going to take work to earn your undergraduate degree online, but you can do it! Set yourself up for success with the support of the Walden Undergraduate Academy™.

Walden University is an accredited institution offering online bachelor’s degree programs including a BS in Business Administration, a BS in Psychology, and a BS in Health Studies. Expand your career options and earn your degree in a convenient, flexible format that fits your busy life.

1Tuition reductions are applied to students’ accounts for each of the following amounts and terms: $500 for terms 1–10, $1,100 for term 17, and $1,000 for Term 18. Tuition reductions are not retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course. Students are responsible for other non-tuition costs, including but not limited to university and program and custom-related fees and taxes. Any tuition reduction will end with any change or completion of current program or start date. Subsequent tuition reductions will be based upon what is being offered at that time. Any unused portion due to a break in attendance will be forfeited.

Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission,