2018 2019 Walden University Student Handbook

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2018?2019 Walden University Student Handbook

September 2018

Welcome to the Student Handbook

Information in this version of the Walden University Student Handbook is effective as of August 26, 2018, unless otherwise noted.

? Section 1. Introduction ? Section 2. About Walden University ? Section 3. Student Expectations and Responsibilities ? Section 4. Academic Calendar, Admission, and Enrollment ? Section 5. Tuition and Financial Aid ? Section 6. Academic Progress and Grading Policies ? Section 7. Learning Modalities and Resources ? Section 8. Student Support Services

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, .

Walden University practices a policy of nondiscrimination in admission to, access to, and employment in its programs and activities. Walden does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion or creed, marital status, disability, national or ethnic origin, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or other legally protected status.

Walden is committed to providing barrier-free access to its educational services and makes appropriate and reasonable accommodations when necessary. Students requesting accommodations per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must contact the Office of Disability Services at disability@mail.waldenu.edu.

Walden University publications, including the Catalog and Student Handbook, represent current curricula, educational plans, offerings, requirements, tuition, and fees. These may be modified or discontinued from time to time in the university's sole discretion to carry out the university's purposes and objectives. Neither the provisions of this document, nor the acceptance of students through registration and enrollment in the university constitutes a contract or an offer of a contract.

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Contents

Welcome to the Student Handbook ..................................................................................... i

Contents .............................................................................................................................. ii

What's New? (September 2018) ...................................................................................... viii

Section 1. Introduction.........................................................................................................1

A Message for Students....................................................................................................1 About the Student Handbook ...........................................................................................2

Navigation ....................................................................................................................2 Content..........................................................................................................................2 Walden Offices .............................................................................................................2 Disability Services ........................................................................................................3 Where to Look..................................................................................................................3

Section 2. About Walden University ...................................................................................6

About Walden University.................................................................................................6 History ..............................................................................................................................7 Vision, Mission, and Goals ............................................................................................11

Vision..........................................................................................................................11 Mission .......................................................................................................................11 Goals ...........................................................................................................................11 University Outcomes ..................................................................................................11 University Values ...........................................................................................................12 Values .........................................................................................................................12 College and School Mission and Vision Statements ..................................................13 Social Change.................................................................................................................18 Accreditation ..................................................................................................................19 Licensure ........................................................................................................................20 California ....................................................................................................................20 Florida .........................................................................................................................22 Georgia .......................................................................................................................22 Illinois .........................................................................................................................22 Indiana ........................................................................................................................22 Iowa ............................................................................................................................22 Kansas .........................................................................................................................23 Kentucky .....................................................................................................................23 Maryland .....................................................................................................................23 Minnesota ...................................................................................................................23 Oregon ........................................................................................................................23 Pennsylvania ...............................................................................................................23 South Carolina ............................................................................................................24 Texas ...........................................................................................................................24 Washington, DC .........................................................................................................24 Washington .................................................................................................................25

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Legal Information...........................................................................................................25 Privacy Policy.............................................................................................................25 Trademarks, Copyright, and Disclaimers ...................................................................36

Walden Awards and Honoraria ......................................................................................37 Honoraria for Research Publications and Presentations.............................................37 Undergraduate Academic Recognition.......................................................................38 Honorary Degrees.......................................................................................................39 Walden Awards ..........................................................................................................40 UVM Dual Degree......................................................................................................41

Section 3. Student Expectations and Responsibilities .......................................................42

Student Conduct and Responsibilities............................................................................42 Drug and Alcohol Policy ............................................................................................43 Code of Conduct .........................................................................................................43 Review Process for Code of Conduct Violations .......................................................47 Student Appeals and Grievances ................................................................................49 Professional Competence ...........................................................................................53 Confidentiality ............................................................................................................55

Student Guidelines for the Classroom............................................................................55 Student Attendance and Engagement .........................................................................55 Participation in Online Discussion .............................................................................59 Student Responsibility for Technology ......................................................................60 Student Responsibility for Technology Backup Plan.................................................61

Walden's Grading Policy ................................................................................................62 Late Assignments .......................................................................................................62

Process for Petitions, Appeals, Grievances, and Complaints.........................................63 Petitions for Policy Exceptions ......................................................................................64 Student Education Records ............................................................................................65

Changes to Personal Information ...............................................................................65 Notification of FERPA Rights....................................................................................65 Disclosure of Student and Alumni Information .........................................................67 Student Address, Telephone, and Name Change Requests ........................................67 Student Identification Cards ...........................................................................................68

Section 4. Academic Calendar, Admission, and Enrollment.............................................69

Academic Calendar and Registration Policies ...............................................................69 At-A-Glance Calendar ................................................................................................69 Quarter-Based Programs.............................................................................................70 Semester-Based Programs ..........................................................................................71 Registration Policies ...................................................................................................75

Admission Policies .........................................................................................................77 Misrepresentation of Credentials................................................................................77 Second Graduate Degree ............................................................................................78

Admission Requirements ...............................................................................................78 Bachelor's Admission Requirements: New and Transfer Students ............................79 Certificate Admission Requirements..........................................................................80 Doctoral Admission Requirements.............................................................................81

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Education Specialist Admission Requirements ..........................................................81 Master's Admission Requirements .............................................................................82 Master's Certificate Admission Requirements ...........................................................82 Post-Doctoral Certificate Admission Requirements...................................................83 Post-Master's Certificate Admission Requirements ...................................................83 Reading K?12 Endorsement Requirements................................................................84 Additional Academic Unit/Program Requirements....................................................85 Applicants With Degrees and Coursework From Non-U.S. Institutions .................105 Changing Concentrations or Specializations Within a Degree Program..................106 Changing Degree Programs......................................................................................107 Conditional Admission .............................................................................................108 Deferring Admission ................................................................................................110 English Proficiency...................................................................................................110 Gaining Readmission................................................................................................111 Minimum Credit Requirements for Academic Programs .........................................114 Non-Degree-Seeking Students .................................................................................114 Prior Learning Credit ................................................................................................116 Transfer of Credit .....................................................................................................124 Anne Arundel Community College ..........................................................................125 Bethel University ......................................................................................................125 The Belanger School of Nursing ..............................................................................125 Bow Valley College..................................................................................................126 Center for Financial Training ...................................................................................126 College of Southern Maryland .................................................................................126 Ivy Tech ....................................................................................................................126 Jersey College...........................................................................................................126 Madison Area Technical College .............................................................................126 Manchester Community College ..............................................................................126 Memorial School of Nursing - Albany Memorial Hospital......................................126 Montgomery College ................................................................................................126 NHTI .........................................................................................................................126 Penn Foster ...............................................................................................................126 St. Jude College ........................................................................................................127 St. Francis Medical Center .......................................................................................127 St. Joseph School of Nursing....................................................................................127 Credit Hour Policy....................................................................................................149 Enrollment Requirements.............................................................................................151 Certificate Time to Completion ................................................................................152 Continuous Enrollment Policy..................................................................................152 Enrollment Options ......................................................................................................152 Enrollment Status .....................................................................................................152 Maximum Course Registration Limit.......................................................................153 Minimum Credits Earned at Walden Toward Bachelor's Degree ............................154 Minimum Years of Enrollment at Walden Toward Graduate Degrees ....................154 Enrollment Verification................................................................................................154

Section 5. Tuition and Financial Aid ...............................................................................156

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