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International Student Admission Requirements

First-Year and Transfer Undergraduate Requirements

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Official transcripts from the last 4 years of high school/college. Transcripts need to be translated into English. Students transferring from another university need to provide official final high school transcripts.
  • Official university transcripts, if applicable. Students transferring from another university: if student attended university outside of the United States, transcripts need to be evaluated by WES or a similar evaluation service.
  • One or more of the following assessments:

- SAT scores (writing not required)
- ACT scores (writing not required)
- TOEFL scores – 62 or higher required
- IELTS scores – 5.5 cumulative or higher required
- One of the following Cambridge English Assessments:

B2 First – 160 or higher required
C1 Advanced – 160 or higher required
C2 Proficiency – 180 or higher required

  • Additional admissions materials may be required by request of counselor

All international students are required to purchase health insurance. International students under the age of 23 are required to live in the residence halls unless accompanied by a spouse and/or children. International students must maintain full-time status (12 or more credit hours per semester) during their stay in the United States.

For more undergraduate admission information, please contact:

Yasmin Nizzer-Bates
Email: ynizzerbates@walsh.edu
Office Phone: 330-490-7178
Cell Phone/WhatsApp: +1 (330) 312-6521


Graduate Requirements

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended evaluated by WES. Transcripts need to be translated into English, with a course by course evaluation, and calculated on a 4.0 scale.
  • Evidence of English proficiency: TOEFL score of 500 or higher on the paper-based test, 173 or higher on the computer-based test, or 61 or higher on the Internet-based test. IELTS score of 5.5 or higher. Walsh University's institutional identification number is 1926.
  • Walsh's Certificate of Financial Responsibility indicating that student possesses funds available to pay for the first academic year. This form will be provided to you upon receiving your application for a particular program.
  • Copy of passport
  • GRE or GMAT- depending graduate program of interest
  • Additional admissions materials may be needed (see specific graduate program admissions page)
For graduate admission information, please contact:

Audra Dice
Director of Graduate Admissions
Programs: Master of Occupational Therapy
Email: adice@walsh.edu
Phone: +1 (330) 490-7181

Mona McAuliffe
Associate Director Graduate Admissions 
Programs: Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Theology, Doctor of Nursing Practice,  Doctor of Physical Therapy
Email: mmcauliffe@walsh.edu
Phone: +1 (330) 490-7406

Karen Pergola
Assistant Director Graduate Admissions 
Programs: Master of Business Administration, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, LEAD Licensure
Email: kpergola@walsh.edu
Phone: +1 (330) 490-7586

Patricia Merrell
Graduate Admissions Counselor
Programs: Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Development, Endorsements
Email: pmerrell@walsh.edu
Phone: +1 (330) 490-7586