Admissions Requirements

At Waldorf College, we have an open admissions policy. Applications and enrollment are accepted throughout the calendar year.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Waldorf provides equal educational opportunity and does not discriminate with respect to race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, physical handicap, age, marital status, sex or status such as a disabled veteran.


Admissions Requirements

Requirements for admission into Waldorf online degree programs include:

  • Application for Admission
  • Official final high school transcripts.
  • Official General Education Development (GED) scores may be presented instead of high school transcript
  • Official transcripts from any post-secondary institutions

Students must have access to the Internet and a non shared e-mail account in order to complete a program of study at Waldorf. If personal Internet service is unavailable, you are encouraged to contact local libraries, schools, or a public business to locate access to the Internet. Microsoft Word and Adobe Reader are also required. Other Microsoft Office products may be required for select courses.


International Students

International Students who are citizens of a country where English is not the primary language are required to submit one of the following prior to admission:

  • Official Copy of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • Requirements for admission into our degree programs include:
    • A minimum of 500 in the paper-based version or 61 in the Internet based version.
    • International English Language Testing System Exam (IELTS)
    • A minimum of a Band 5 or higher is required.

TOEFL and IELTS scores are not required from International students who have:

  • Completed two years of study in which English was the language of instruction
  • English language transcripts that have been accepted by institutions domiciled in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Written proof of successfully completing (2.0 GPA or higher) at least 30 academic credits of university/college level courses (excluding ESL) that are transferable and that were taught completely in English.
  • Written proof of attaining the C-Level English certificate issued by the Government of Vietnam.

Transcripts not in U.S. equivalency must be translated through a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) approved translating service. Please visit the NACES website for more information.

Students who cannot meet the above requirements because of exceptional circumstances, may petition to enroll under an alternate admission status (see Admission Status Policy). If permitted, the student will be permitted to take a maximum of four courses on a non-degree seeking student basis. If after taking four courses, the student has a 3.0 GPA or higher, the student may be accepted as a degree-seeking student. If the student’s GPA is lower than 3.0, the student’s enrollment at Waldorf College will be terminated.


Home-School Admissions Requirements

Waldorf requires that students show proof of successful completion of their state’s requirements for high school graduation. The home school student is responsible for compliance with all requirements of their state. An official transcript is required to demonstrate that high school graduation requirements are met. The following are examples of the required transcript:

  • GED, if required by the state in which you completed high school
  • Accredited official transcript provided by an authorized third-party
  • Authorized official transcript provided by a family source that includes detailed course descriptions with curriculum, grades and records of attendance. The person in charge of the home school program will be responsible for verifying the transcript as official.

Please note that students who submit documents provided by a family source must have successfully completed the ACT with a minimum composite score of 18 or the SAT with a minimum score of 860. If the ACT or SAT is not provided with the family source transcripts, the student will be enrolled “conditionally” as described below:

Conditional Status – All undergraduate applicants are reviewed by qualified evaluators. Those who do not meet the specific requirements above or who only have documents provided by a family source may be eligible to enroll conditionally as a Non-Degree Seeking Student. While on conditional status, students will be required to successfully complete all of the following courses with a minimum grade of “C” in each, or the student will be subject to academic dismissal:

  • HUM 1010: Introduction to Waldorf College Online
  • ENG 101: English Composition 1
  • Math, Science or History