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International Student FAQs


Can I work on campus?

F-1 students are permitted to work on campus for a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic year and full time on campus during official breaks. Students are responsible for searching for employment with various departments when you arrive. There are opportunities to work in food service, administrative support, and maintenance. F-1 students are NOT permitted to work off campus without government approval.

Is housing available during winter and summer breaks?

Yes, housing for undergraduate students is available on campus during official breaks by special advance arrangement with Residence Life.

What is the weather like?

At Walsh, you will experience the beautiful change of seasons: golden and red leaves in autumn (September-November), white snow in the winter (December-February), budding flowers in the spring (March-May), and green grass and trees in the summer (June-August).

In Ohio, the weather is always changing. Types of precipitation include rain, snow, sleet, and sometimes even hail. The temperature can be very cold during the winter and very hot in the summer - but we regulate the building temperatures with heat and air conditioning to keep everyone comfortable inside.

If you do not own winter clothing, we will provide an opportunity to go to a store and purchase boots, gloves, a scarf, and a hat.

Is there an International Club? What other opportunities are available to get involved on campus?

Walsh's International Club is comprised of both international and American members who seek to provide cultural events on campus and build a supportive network for international students. The club organizes events like the annual international dinner, Chinese New Year, and international film nights. For more information, contact the International Office.

There are many other opportunities to get involved with campus life. For more information on activities, intramural sports, and student organizations, visit Student Affairs.

How many credit hours do I need to take each semester?

Students in F-1 visa status are required to maintain a minimum of 12 undergraduate credit hours or 9 graduate credit hours each fall and spring semester. Enrollment is optional during the summer.

Can I apply online?

Yes, apply here.

Is your institution accredited?

Yes, Walsh is recognized as a degree-granting university. For more information about on Walsh University and our accrediting bodies, click here.

I am currently attending another university in the U.S. How can I transfer to Walsh?

The first step is to contact the Office of Admission. Once you are granted admission, the Director of International Student Services will work closely with you and the Admissions office to prepare the necessary documents and inform you of the transfer procedures. You will also need to inform your current university that you plan to transfer.

What are the start and end dates of your semesters?

Please see the Academic Calendars.

When is the best time to apply for admission?

While there is no cut-off deadline for international undergraduate applicants,students are encouraged to apply six months in advance of their intended start date. This provides ample time for processing of academic and immigration documents, as well as time to obtain a visa and prepare for your journey.

For graduate students, program enrollment follows the schedule below:

  • Master of Business Administration: Fall & Spring
  • Master of Counseling & Human Development: Fall & Spring
  • Master of Arts in Theology: Fall & Spring 
  • Master of Arts in Education: Fall & Spring
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy: Fall Only