Please read the steps below that outline the application process then apply for admission. We look forward to working with you!
Step 1 - Apply
- APPLY ONLINE >> ($25 application fee is waived)
- Download application (print a copy of the application)
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. Download transcript request form.
Step 3 - Recommendation
Using the online recommendation form, provide one personal or professional recommendation from a professor, employer or someone who is familiar with your goals and abilities as they relate to successfully pursuing a college academic program.
If preferred, a paper version of the recommendation form is also available.
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.
Step 5 - ACT or SAT Scores
ACT/SAT scores are generally not requested for students who have been out of high school more than a year. If you have not taken math or English in your previous college work and you have strong ACT or SAT scores, you may submit official scores to be used for placement in math and English at BW. 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 form 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
- The college/university attended is a four-year residential campus.
- When requested specifically by the admission committee.
If preferred, a paper version of the form is also available.
Military and Veteran Students
Students with military training and experience earn valuable college credit toward a bachelor's degree at BW.
If you are applying for admission as a Conservatory of Music student, please apply through the Conservatory application.
Additional Supporting Information
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.
Students must provide evidence of their preparation and fit for future success at Baldwin Wallace University consistent with code of conduct statements for the University, program or profession. All aspects of a student’s application are considered and used as the primary means for informing an admission decision.
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.