Office of Graduate Studies
Phone: 509-527-2421

Changes in Registration. Students withdrawing from a graduate program or individual courses during a term must file an official change of registration form with the Office of Graduate Studies. These forms must be signed by the adviser and the instructor(s) concerned.

Academic Integrity Statement. An integral part of the mission of Walla Walla University is to prepare its students to be responsible individuals who are guided by Christian values. The University, therefore, expects all members of its community to practice integrity, including a steadfast adherence to honesty. Faculty have a responsibility to foster integrity by example and instruction. Students have a responsibility to learn, respect, and practice integrity. All acts of academic dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism, forgery, misrepresen­tation, falsification, prohibited collaboration, and unauthorized use of files, are unacceptable. Departments may have more specific criteria for behavior and skills suitable to their disciplines which will be communicated to students, typically in course syllabi. A violation of academic integrity will result in disciplinary action, which may include expulsion from the program (see department for details).

Deficiencies. Deficiencies should be made up as early in the program as possible, but may not be made up by audit.

Student Appeals. Student appeals of unsatisfactory decisions and actions related to their graduate programs should be initiated in consultation with the major department and then submitted, as appropriate, to Graduate Council. If satisfaction is not obtained, consult the Walla Walla University Grievance Policy.

Unregistered Student Attendance of Classes. Only students who are officially registered will be allowed to attend graduate classes after the third week of school.

Graduate Credit for Seniors. Seniors who are within 28 hours of completing their baccalaureate degree may be eligible to take up to 12 approved credits to be applied toward a Walla Walla University graduate program.  To apply, students must submit a petition, available on-line or from the Office of Graduate Studies, and a copy of a degree audit or a copy of their approved senior outline. Approval to register is granted only after determination of the student’s eligibility for admission to a graduate program and satisfactory completion of necessary course prerequisites.

Second Master’s Degree. If degree requirements overlap with graduate work already taken, a student seeking a second graduate degree may seek a reduction in the total number of required credits. See individual programs for specific requirements. 

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Last update on August 26, 2014