Walsh College

Walsh College 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!

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.

International Student Organization

All International Students are welcome to join the International Student Organization. For more info, please email jolejnic@walshcollege.edu.

All Students are invited to join us for In-Person Coffee Hour, which will be held on the first Wednesday of each month.

F1 International Student Information

The international (F-1) student packet is required to process your application for admission to Walsh College.  Complete the required documents and upload to your admission portal.  You will not be admitted until these documents are received.  The following is the link to the required documents: F1 International Student Packet

Admission on a Student Visa

Any individual seeking admission to Walsh College as an international student on an F-1 Student Visa must meet the general admission requirements for undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree programs and required F1 International Student Packet documents must be received. The online Admissions Application must be submitted along with the non-refundable application fee. In addition, these individuals must also meet the following requirements:

All application materials and required F1 international student documents must be received to process an application for admission. These materials must be received at least eight weeks prior to the first date of the semester for which the applicant is seeking admission. Only upon full admission to Walsh College will the international student advisor/Designated School Official (DSO) issue an I-20.

International Transcript Evaluation

All international student applicants or applicants whose education was completed outside of the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an approved agency. Please view a list of approved agencies under www.naces.org/members. Walsh College 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.

International student applicants or applicants whose education was completed outside of the United States 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 (available free through Walsh); or
  • IELTS score of 6.5; or
  • Duolingo English score of 110; 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 U.S. institution.

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 the Designated School Official (DSO), Joanna Olejniczak-Caushaj at jolejnic@walshcollege.edu.

New F-1 International Students must complete the International Student Orientation. The International Student Advisor (Joanna Olejniczak-Caushaj) will contact students with details on the day and time of the orientation. The orientation usually takes place during the first week of school. Students’ Continuing Attendance I-20 will be handed out upon its completion.

Optional Practical Training

Click to view optional practical training checklist.

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



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

Appointments are available Monday through Friday.