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Adult Student Admission


Application Process

Please review the steps below that outline the application process, then apply for admission. All of the forms summarized below can be found within the online applicant portal once you start your application. We look forward to working with you!

Step 1 - Apply

APPLY >> (No application fee)

Step 2 - Official Transcripts

  • Please submit official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended. To be considered official, transcripts must be mailed - electronic or hard copy - directly from the college/university attended to the Baldwin Wallace University Office of Admission.
  • If you have been out of high school for less than five years or have completed fewer than 25 transferable semester hours of college/university coursework, you must submit your high school, or GED transcripts.
  • Submit your transcripts to BW:
    • Electronic transcripts should be sent to:
    • Paper copies should be sent to:
      Admission Office
      Baldwin Wallace University
      275 Eastland Road
      Berea, OH 44017

Step 3 - Recommendation

Using the recommendation form within the online applicant portal, 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.

Note: A Student Conduct form will be requested if you are currently enrolled or have been enrolled in the past year as a full-time student at four-year residential campus. Or when requested specifically by the admission committee.

Other Information

Military and Veteran Students

Students with military training and experience earn valuable college credit toward a bachelor's degree. Veteran's will be asked to send their DD214 and any official military transcripts detailing training and education.

To obtain military transcripts, the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard have adapted a new, consolidated system called Joint Services Transcript. Transcripts can be accessed right now by using your CAC card or creating a login ID and password.

For Air Force military transcripts, the USAF, through the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), provides a transcript detailing ACE recommended credit. To order an official copy be mailed directly to BW go to Ordering a CCAF Transcript and follow the instructions.

Conservatory of Performing Arts Applicants

If you are applying for admission as a Conservatory of Performing Arts student, please apply through the Conservatory application. There is a $100 audition fee. All materials must be received no later than two weeks before your scheduled audition date.

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.

Every admission file is reviewed by admission counselors, who holistically review every facet of the student's file, including the application, transcripts, recommendation letters, and student report form. While reviewing all of the documents, admission counselors look for consistency with personal identifiable information such as name, address, date of birth, transcript dates, etc. If inconsistencies are identified, authorized university personnel may request additional information as needed to confirm the validity of a student's credentials.

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.