Applying for admission to Waldorf University is simple. Follow the steps for your respective program listed below and return to Waldorf International Admissions. Admission to Waldorf University requires a GPA of 2.20 or above.

Residential Requirements / Process

    1. Apply online (no application fee)

      Your admissions application and credentials must be completed by June 1 if applying for Fall Semester or Nov. 1 if applying for Spring Semester.

    2. Submit a copy of your passport/visa
    3. Submit InCred evaluation (applies to non-U.S. transcripts)

      Waldorf University Waldorf does not perform internal translations/evaluations of international transcripts for individuals; a third-party transcript evaluation of all foreign transcripts is required instead.

      All International students must complete a transcript evaluation through InCRED Transcript Evaluation Services. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange and pay for the evaluation through InCRED and have the official evaluation sent directly to Louisa Montealvo, Director of Transfer and International Admissions, Waldorf University. Waldorf can also accept any NACES-approved transcript evaluation; please note, however, that InCred is required for student-athletes as part of their athletic eligibility. Waldorf University requires a GPA of 2.2 or higher.

    4. Submit secondary/post-secondary transcripts

      In addition to your InCred evaluation, Waldorf University requires official or officially certified copies of your secondary and any post-secondary transcripts. If transcripts are in a language other than English, they must be accompanied by certified English translations.  You must provide both the Certified English translation of your records and the official colored copy of your secondary records in its original language.
    5. English Proficiency

      Waldorf University requires proof of English proficiency. Qualifying tests include ACT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo or PTE. The English proficiency requirement may be waived if you have attended an English-speaking institution for two years or more.

      Test Options Minimum Score Required Waldorf University Code
      ACT 18 total composite score with an 18 ELA score 1362
      SAT 970 total composite score with a 470 evidence-based reading & writing score 6925
      TOEFL 61 6925
      IELTS 5.5 N/A
      Duolingo 90 N/A
      PTE 44 N/A


    6. Submit Financial Documents

      Immigration regulations require students to show their ability to pay the cost of first-year expenses after scholarships have been applied. Proof of adequate financial support may include bank letters or bank statements.

      Bank Letters must be on letterhead and officially signed certifying the account holder's name, the average balance of the account, and dated within the last three months.

      Bank Statements must clearly show the account holder's name, the average balance of the account, and be dated within the last three months.

    7. An Affidavit of Support Form must be completed if the bank account is in the name of someone other than the student.  The Affidavit of Support Form outlines the relationship between the account holder, the student and the willingness to support the student while in the U.S. 

      Official documents should be sent to:
      Ms. Louisa Montealvo
      Director of Transfer & International Admissions
      106 South 6 Street
      Forest City, IA 50436


      If admitted, you must submit half of your first-semester out-of-pocket costs on your student account and a $125 housing deposit before Waldorf University will issue the I-20. Your tuition & housing deposit will be refunded if you cannot secure a VISA.

Online Requirements/Process

To be considered for admission, international applicants must:

  1. Complete your application for admission.

  2. 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 equivalent to an accredited high school diploma or GED certificate. International academic transcripts 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.)

    Submit one of the following before admission (for international students who are citizens of a country where English is not the primary language):

    • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 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 English as 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 completing at least 30 academic semester hours (with a 2.0. GPA or higher) of university/college-level courses (excluding ESL) that are transferable and taught completely in English.
    • Written proof of attaining the C-Level English certificate issued by the Government of Vietnam.
  3. Waldorf will comprehensively evaluate your application and provide you with a detailed evaluation report. This report will outline the courses you need to complete for your selected program of study, your accepted transfer credits and complete instructions on enrolling in your program. Evaluations will be returned within two business days of receiving your application. An expedited evaluation service is available for a $25 fee and guarantees that your completed application packet will be evaluated within one business day.

  4. Once you have received your evaluation, contact the Admissions Department or visit our website to enroll. Waldorf Admissions will walk you through enrolling and registering for your first course. Should your transcripts not arrive in time to complete your evaluation, you are still eligible for enrollment under Temporary Admissions Status. You may complete up to 12 undergraduate semester hours as a temporary student. Once all official transcripts are received and evaluated, an Application Evaluation Report will be issued and your status will be changed. For more information, please refer to the Admissions Status page.

*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.