International Student’s Application Deadline

Walsh University has a rolling admissions policy with multiple start dates throughout the year. International students are advised to submit all their application documents a minimum of 5 weeks prior to the application start term. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible for their intended start term to allow time for arrival requirements.

Preferred Application Deadlines for Honors Competition: December 1st *

Preferred Application Deadlines for Blouin Scholars Competition: January 1st*

These scholarship competitions are open to Fall Term 1 applicants only.

International Student’s Education Level

New freshmen applicants must finish secondary school in their home country by the time of enrollment to be eligible for university. A student who has previously enrolled in more than one semester of post-secondary institution after secondary school completion is required to apply as a transfer student.  

Graduate admission requirements and deadlines differ from program to program. Please reach out to your graduate admissions counselor for more information.

International Student’s GPA Requirement

Freshmen and Transfer applicants must meet the minimum requirement of a 2.0 GPA or higher on a U.S. 4.0 GPA scale. Some special programs may have higher requirements. Check with your admissions counselor for more information.

English Language Proficiency

All international students who do not reside in an English speaking or who have not attended a U.S. or IB school for at least 2 years must submit meet one of the following requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT: 62
  • IELTS Academic and IELTS Indicator: 5.5
  • Duolingo: 95
  • SAT: a minimum of 500 evidence-based reading and writing
  • ACT: a minimum of 21 in English

For information on conditional admissions as an English Pathway student, please click here.

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New Freshmen Admissions Process

  1. Complete free online application
  2. Prepare application documents
    1. Secondary School Transcripts and any Secondary School Exams (Certified English translation and original language)
    2. English Language Proficiency test scores*
    3. Test optional? You do not need to submit any test scores*
    4. Any additional documentation as required by your admissions counselor

*International students who are from an English speaking country or have attended a U.S. high school or an IB-certified high school for at least 2 years and have maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply as test optional. Test optional application requirements are as follows:

  • Completed free online application.
  • Select test-optional on your application.
  • Official and most recent high school transcripts
  1. Submit application documents
    • Send all required documentation to Documents scanned as PDF files are strongly preferred.
    • Official scores may also be sent to Walsh University directly through the testing agency using the links below:
    • For admissions purposes, we accept scanned documents of international credentials and official U.S. credentials. When admitted, an applicant’s official transcript must be sent to or brought to the Office of Admissions before the end of a student’s first semester or a student’s account will be put on hold.
  1. Apply for your immigration document (I-20)
    1. Once accepted, you will need an I-20 document to obtain your student visa, please visit the International F-1 Students page for a full list of documentation. All documentation should be sent to

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