Baldwin Wallace University has a rolling admission policy. You will be notified of a decision approximately two weeks after all required application information and forms are received by the Admission Office. The Admission Committee may request additional information from any applicant to assist in the decision process.
Step 1 - Apply
Step 2 - Official College Transcripts
Please submit ALL official college/university transcripts. To be considered official, transcript must be mailed directly from the college/university. Transcript Request Form
Step 3 - Recommendation
One personal or professional recommendation should be completed by a professor, employer or someone who is familiar with your goals and abilities as they relate to successfully pursuing a college academic program. The recommendation may be submitted on school or company letterhead or by using the BW Recommendation Form.
If you have been out of high school less than 5 years:
Step 4 - High School Transcript
If you have been out of high school less than five years, or if you have completed less than 25 transferable semester hours of college/university coursework you must submit your high school transcript directly from your high school or your official GED if you did not finish high school.
High School Transcript Request Form
GED Transcript Request Form
Step 5 - ACT or SAT Scores
If it has been five years or more since you graduated from high school, ACT/SAT scores are not normally a part of the application process. However, if you would like ACT/SAT scores to be included, please submit official scores. Scores listed on an official high school transcript are acceptable.
Step 6 - Office of Student Affairs/Judicial Affairs Form
The Office of Student Affairs/Judicial Affairs is required ONLY if you meet the following criteria: you are currently enrolled or have been enrolled as a full-time student within the last academic year; and the college/university attended is a four-year residential campus.
Conservatory Audition Supplement
If you are applying for admission as a Conservatory of Music student, you must also complete the downloadable Conservatory Audition Supplement. There is a $60 audition fee. All materials must be received no later than two weeks before your scheduled audition date.
If you have military experience, you will also want to submit your DD Form 214 and any military transcripts detailing your training and education. These would include:
- DD Form 214
- AARTS Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System
- SMART Sailor/Marine ACE Registry Transcript
- Community College of the Airforce
- Coast Guard Institute
- DSST Formerly known as the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests
While not required, an admission interview, copy of a resume, written personal statement, and list of training workshops and seminars are examples of additional information that may help us get to know you better during the admission process.
All applications and credentials submitted for admission consideration become the property of Baldwin Wallace University when they are submitted, and will not be returned in original or copy form.