Acceptance of Foreign Degrees
International applicants must have their transcripts evaluated to determine the academic equivalency to U.S. educational standards. This may be done free of charge by Walden University. This evaluation will be valid only for application to Walden University. Applicants are required to have documents translated, preferably by a member of the University Language Service, Inc.
In any circumstance 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 the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Applicants must pay the evaluation fee directly to the NACES member.
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. These applications will be forwarded to the relevant graduate admission team for further evaluation. Applications received from countries not participating in the Bologna Process will 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.
Official Transcript Submission
To order official transcript(s), contact the institution from which you received your last degree. We recommend that you request official transcripts immediately, as it can often take up to 2 months for these items to reach Walden University. Official transcripts should be sent from the institution directly to:
Office of Admissions
650 S. Exeter Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
To learn more about the application process, call an enrollment advisor today. See a list of international phone numbers.