MERVYN B. WALSH INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY®

Mervyn B. Walsh International University® (Walsh) offers a network of support and opportunities for international students. From the day you submit your application to the day you receive your diploma, we are here to help you every step of the way!

  • International student advisors assist with academic advising, USCIS processes, housing and banking arrangements, and more to help you settle into your new school and city
  • On-campus job opportunities
  • Free tutoring services, including one-on-one ESL/ELL tutors
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) assistance
  • International student health insurance
  • Student life activities, including an International Student Organization

Why Walsh?

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Tuition and Scholarships

Walsh tuition is the same for international and domestic students. All international students are eligible and encouraged to apply for a scholarship.
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Learn From Proven Business Minds

Ninety five percent of Walsh faculty have real world experience that they bring to the classroom. You will learn how to solve current business challenges and graduate with the skills and knowledge employers look for.
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Personal Attention

Whether you take courses online or at one of our locations, you will interact with faculty and your classmates in small class settings.
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Flexibility

With no GMAT required for graduate admission and year-round registration, you can start anytime and plan your academic year in advance.

Diverse Cultural Community

Walsh is located in Metro Detroit, a dynamic region that is the center of the automotive industry and pivotal in information technology. Metro Detroit is known for its culture and diversity, offering festivals, international dining and shopping, entertainment, and many houses of worship. Detroit is centrally located and within driving distance to other major cities such as Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Toronto.

A World Class Business Education

Undergraduate programs
Graduate programs and dual degrees
Doctoral programs
Certificate programs

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APPLY TODAY

Apply online or speak with an admissions advisor today. Call 248-823-1600 or email admissions@walshcollege.edu.

Appointments are available Monday through Friday.

F1 International Student Information

You may view or print the international (F-1) packet required to process an I-20 by clicking on the following link: F1 International Student Packet

Graduate, for credit

  • Meet Undergraduate or Graduate admissions requirements.
  • Show proof of proper financial support through personal or sponsored funds.
  • Submit a $275 International student fee per semester.
  • Submit the International Student Application – there is a $35 application fee.
  • Submit proof of health insurance upon arrival in the United States.
  • Submit transcripts to an agency approved by Walsh specializing in course-by-course evaluation of international educational credentials. You are responsible for the cost of this review.

International Transcript Evaluation
All international student applicants must have transcripts evaluated by an approved agency. Please view a list of approved agencies under www.naces.org/members. Walsh recommends the following agencies:

The agencies will evaluate your past education for the United States educational equivalent. Please request a detailed course-by-course report and have a copy sent directly to Walsh. When we receive an official copy of this report, we will complete an admission evaluation for the program you have chosen.

Non-native speakers of English must demonstrate proof of English Language proficiency by submitting one of the following:

  • TOEFL score of 79-80 (internet-based) or 550 written; or
  • MELAB score of 80; or
  • MTELP score of 80; or
  • IELTS score of 6.5 (http://www.ielts.org); or
  • Duolingo English score of 105 (englishtest.duolingo.com/applicants) and Graduate Communications Assessment score of 3 upon admission; or
  • PTE A score of 53; or
  • Successful completion of Level 112 from ELS Language Centers; or
  • Successful completion of highest level of ESL program from an accredited U.S. institution; or
  • Successful completion of an English composition course from an accredited U.S. institution; or
  • Completion of a college degree from an accredited English-speaking institution.

International Student Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, undergraduate applicants must:

  • Have a minimum entering cumulative grade point average of 2.000 on a 4.000 scale; all previous college/university-level coursework will be computed in the calculation.
  • Complete with a grade of “C” (2.000) or better at least 60 semester credit hours (or 90 quarter hours) of coursework at the 100/1000 level or higher. At least 30 semester credit hours (45 quarter hours) of your 60 credits must be in liberal arts coursework.
  • One English composition or written communication course.
  • One course (or equivalent placement test result) in intermediate algebra or a higher math course.
  • All academic coursework considered for use in meeting admissions requirements or for use in establishing directly equivalent transfer credit must be from an institution regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Any applicants who have completed coursework or degrees from institutions outside of the United States must submit transcripts to an agency approved by Walsh College specializing in evaluation of international educational credentials. Applicants are responsible for all costs incurred. Walsh College recommends World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluators.

To be eligible for admission, graduate applicants must:

  • Have an undergraduate degree from a college or university regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Any applicants who have completed coursework or degrees from institutions outside of the United States must submit transcripts to an agency approved by Walsh College specializing in evaluation of international educational credentials. Applicants are responsible for all costs incurred. Walsh College recommends World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluators.
  • Have a cumulative GPA, including all prior college level coursework, of 2.750 or better on a 4.000 scale. Individuals with a cumulative GPA lower than 2.75, but not lower than 2.000, will be admitted on a provisional basis.
  • A recommended minimum of two years professional work experience.
  • Must meet English Proficiency requirements.

For more information relating to International Student admissions or additional resources, please click here.

If you have any additional questions relating to International Student admission requirements, please contact Liesl Scullen via email at lscullen@walshcollege.edu or via phone at 248-823-1600.

Health Insurance

Health insurance is a requirement for all international F-1 students. Health insurance is to be purchased through Walsh or proof of coverage must be submitted. For information regarding health insurance please contact Admissions at 248-823-1600 or via email at admissions@walshcollege.edu.

Orientation
New F-1 International Students must complete the International Student Orientation. Students’ Continuing Attendance I-20 will be handed out upon its completion. Please contact admissions to schedule an orientation at 248-823-1600 or via email at admissions@walshcollege.edu.

Housing Opportunities
Walsh does not provide housing or transportation. International students must make their own arrangements. Some housing resources appear below: