Start Point - Admissions for High School Students
Waldorf is committed to allowing high school students the same experience and level of instruction, resources, and rigor that our traditional student body receives so they will be well prepared for campus life and the level of academic study college provides. Students who wish to enroll in Waldorf University online courses before they graduate need to comply with the following guidelines and expectations. High school students would attend online classes with other Waldorf students. Classes are taught by Waldorf faculty.
Note: High school students who have already been admitted to Waldorf as college students are exempt from most of these guidelines. Check with Admissions for information about whether they apply in specific situations.
Credits and Costs
Waldorf’s online courses are three credit hours and tuition is $250 per course. For students under 18, parents must provide a signed statement of their intentions to pay for the courses. Online courses may utilize the loan-a-book program or e-books when they are available.
The courses will transfer into Waldorf degree programs and high school students who take online classes at Waldorf will be eligible for freshman residential scholarships.
Waldorf is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). High school students are responsible for transferring courses back to their high school as part of any request for credit at those institutions.
- Must be at least 15 years of age and have completed sophomore year of high school with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
- Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in classes at both high school and Waldorf University while enrolled in Waldorf classes. Students will be responsible for sending semester, quarter or final report cards from their high schools.
- Must submit a recommendation from an administrator, academic advisor or counselor at their high school.
- Must submit a copy of their current high school transcript. When students are home schooled, the student’s parents can self-report the student’s GPA via a documented letter to the Registrar or Director of Admissions.
- Students may take one course each term.
Test Drive Opportunity
After high school students have successfully completed two general education courses from Waldorf University they may enroll in any of the entry level core required courses to our many degree programs. This opportunity allows students to learn about a degree field that they are interested in while continuing to earn college credit. Such courses include but are not limited to: Introduction to Business, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Terrorism, Introduction to Fire Prevention, and Graphic Core.
- Criminal Justice
- Environmental Management
- Health Care Management
- Homeland Security
- Human Resource Management
- Occupational Safety