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Admissions Requirements

Undergraduate Programs

To be considered for admission to an undergraduate program, applicants must submit the following:

  • A complete application
  • Evidence of high school completion or equivalent:
    • Applicants transferring in 12 post-secondary credits or more may self-certify high school completion and provide the school’s name, city, state and year of graduation.
    • Applicants entering directly from high school or transferring less than 12 post-secondary credits must submit a high school transcript with a GPA of at least 2.0 or equivalent prior to enrollment.
  • Official transcripts from previously attended post-secondary institutions, if applicable.
  • If utilizing Federal Student Aid (FSA), applicants must be accepted to Waldorf University and meet all other FSA eligibility requirements.

Graduate Programs

  • A complete application
  • Earned bachelor degree from a college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA at the undergraduate level or, in case of transfer students, at the graduate level for full acceptance eligibility.  Applicants who have a GPA of 2.00 to 2.49 may be admitted to Waldorf College’s graduate program by direct review of the VPAA or designee.  With the approval of the VPAA or designee, student entering with a GPA of 2.00 – 2.49 may be accepted into the graduate program with Provisional Status.  Student must earn a minimum grade of B for each course while on Provisional Status.
Applicants are required to submit an official transcript issued by a post-secondary institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education indicating a conferred bachelor’s degree. International students must provide an appropriately authenticated official transcript issued by a governmental authority that attests to the successful completion of a program considered to be equivalent to an accredited bachelor’s degree. Transcripts not in U.S. equivalency must be translated through a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) approved translating service.

International Students

International students must self-certify as to successful completion of the equivalent of Grade 12 in a U.S. secondary school and provide evidence of successful completion of a program considered to be equivalent to an accredited high school diploma or GED certificate. Your international academic transcript must be evaluated and certified by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member organization. Please request that the certifying organization’s report be sent directly to the registrar at Waldorf University.

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 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.
  • International students whose English language transcripts 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 semester hours 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 Admissions Status Policy). If permitted, the student will be allowed to take a maximum of four courses on a non-degree seeking student basis. If a student has a 3.0 GPA or higher after taking four courses, 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 will be terminated.

Verification and Exceptional Cases

All documents submitted for review to determine admission status are subject to verification.  Applicants selected for verification must provide official high school or GED transcripts and any other documents requested by the University to complete verification.  Verification may also be required if the U.S. Department of Education selects a student for verification and requests validation of high school graduation.  Failure to comply with this request may result in immediate dismissal from the Waldorf and forfeiture of credits. 

In the event that an applicant is not able to obtain an official high school transcript due to natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstances, the Registrar, or designee, will review an admission petition to determine admission eligibility. In these cases, the student may be admitted with Conditional Status and must be approved by the Registrar, or designee, before being moved to Accepted Status. Please submit supporting documentation to

Copies/Official Documents

Waldorf must receive official transcripts from post-secondary institutions previously attended in which transfer credit is considered.  Students may send copies of transcripts or documents during the initial admission period and enroll as a student on conditional status. The student must provide official transcripts prior to completing twelve (12) undergraduate or six (6) graduate credit hours. Official transfer credit will not be awarded until official transcripts are received by the Office of the Registrar. Transcripts from universities or programs not accredited by a U.S. Department of Education approved accrediting agency will not satisfy transfer credit criteria.

All documents provided to Waldorf for admission become the sole property of Waldorf and will not be returned at any time, nor is Waldorf permitted to forward them to a third party.

Denial/Conditional Admission Decision and Appeal

Waldorf reserves the right to deny admission to applicants who do not meet admission requirements.  Applicants may be admitted conditionally and in a probationary status in order to demonstrate their ability to successfully complete college level course work. Factors considered in admission decisions may include, but are not limited to, past academic performance or excessive course withdrawals. Applicants who wish to appeal the admission decision have the right to do so by providing supporting documentation which demonstrates extenuating circumstances during the period of substandard performance to

Non-Discrimination Policy

Waldorf does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national/ethnic origin or age in admitting students to its programs or in administering its educational policies, scholarship programs or other University-administered programs.  Applicants under the age of 18 are required to provide parental consent when entering into signed agreements with the University.