General

Walden University School of Lifelong Learning offers 100% online, individual courses for academic credit; skills-based professional development courses; and tailored employer training programs.

Credit-Bearing Courses are individual courses that carry academic credits. These are single courses from our degree-program catalog offered to learners who are interested in furthering their knowledge and professional development. The academic credit earned may be able to be applied toward a degree program at Walden. If you choose to apply to a Walden University degree program, the university will review any prior learning completed and may award credit towards the Walden degree program.

Professional Development offerings are non-degree, non-credit courses. They are intended for learners who want to gain general knowledge, learn a new skill, upgrade existing skills, or enrich their understanding about a wide range of topics. Professional Development offerings are NOT applicable toward a degree.

Some of our courses may satisfy requirements for earning or renewing a license, credential, or certification in a particular field. Please consult with the appropriate licensing body, agency, or school district to determine specific requirements before registering for a Walden course.

Some of our courses are credit-bearing, and academic credit may be able to be applied toward a degree program at Walden. If you choose to apply to a Walden University degree program, the university will review any prior learning completed and may award credit toward the Walden degree program. Please reference the specific course detail page for more information.

Financial aid is not available for courses offered by the Walden University School of Lifelong Learning.

Walden offers some tuition savings opportunities for Walden alumni, U.S. military families, and employees or members of partner organizations. Explore eligibility or other potential tuition savings offers.

Currently, learners will only be able to register for and purchase one course at a time through our online checkout process. Once you complete the registration for the first course, you can purchase another course.

To help ensure your success as a learner, you should be proficient using e-mail, the internet, and common desktop productivity software. A laptop computer is recommended for completing coursework.

We recommend the latest version of Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari to ensure the best Walden experience.

Online courses offer the flexibility working adults need to succeed, but if you have never taken an online course, you may be unsure of what to expect. The following resources can help you prepare to succeed in an online environment and better understand the benefits of online learning:
www.WaldenU.edu/programs/10-success-tips-for-working-adults-enrolling-in-online-degree-programs
www.WaldenU.edu/programs/resource/what-was-your-experience-like-in-an-online-classroom

If you have any other questions about Walden University School of Lifelong Learning offerings, you can contact us at lifelonglearning@mail.waldenu.edu or speak to one of our knowledgeable Enrollment Specialists at 1-855-621-4892.
For-Credit Courses

Our for-credit individual courses are taken from our degree-program catalog and offered to learners like you to help you meet your professional and personal goals. Academic credit is awarded for successful completion of these individual courses. The academic credit may be able to be applied toward a degree program at Walden. If you choose to apply to a Walden University degree program, the university will review any prior learning completed and may award credit toward the Walden degree program.

Registering for a course offered by the School of Lifelong Learning is easier than ever! Simply browse our course offerings by category, add the course you want to your cart, and proceed to checkout! There, you will create an account, upload your unofficial transcript(s), and pay for your course all in one visit. You can also register or explore your education options by speaking to one of our knowledgeable Enrollment Specialists at 1-855-621-4892.

Currently, learners will only be able to register for and purchase one course at a time through our online checkout process. Once you complete the registration for the first course, you can purchase another course. You can also contact an Enrollment Specialist at 1-855-621-4892 for additional assistance.

Refunds for courses offered through the School of Lifelong Learning are based upon the effective withdrawal date and terms referenced here.

Individuals taking for-credit courses offered by the School of Lifelong Learning will be registered in the course as non-matriculating students. Students taking courses through the Walden University School of Lifelong Learning may not have full access to all university services and resources. Please reference your specific offering to learn more about what resources you may have access to.
Professional Development

Walden University School of Lifelong Learning Professional Development courses are 100% online, skills-based offerings designed to provide learners relevant knowledge on popular topics. Through successful completion of the course, you may earn a Certificate of Completion or Professional Certificate, to showcase your learning. These courses do not carry academic credit but may offer continuing education units. Please refer to specific offering pages for more detail.

After successfully completing a professional development offering, you will receive a Certificate of Completion or Professional Certificate. Please reference offering page for more detail.

The Professional Certificates are not academic or post-graduate certificates and do not lead to licensure, certification, or other authority to practice.

Learning Path refers to a type of Professional Development offering that learners complete in small chunks, called "Micro-Courses". A Learning Path strings together these "Micro-Courses", and creates a clear roadmap for learners to build knowledge progressively and tailor their learning to meet their specific educational needs or goals. A Learning Path may stand alone or, in some cases, can be combined with other Learning Paths to provide recognition, such as a professional certificate.

We offer flexible registration for most of our Professional Development courses, which means you can register at any time, allowing you to start your self-paced learning when it is most convenient for you. Please reference specific offering detail pages for more information.

Most Professional Development courses are self-paced. Learners have access to the course content for 180 days from the registration date. Please reference specific offering detail pages for more information.

Registering for a Professional Development course is easier than ever! Simply browse our course offerings, add the course you want to your cart, and proceed to checkout! There, you can create your account, pay for your course, and begin learning, all in one visit.

Currently, learners will only be able to register for and purchase one course at a time through our online checkout process. Once you complete the registration for the first course, you can purchase another course. If you need help registering for additional courses, please e-mail lifelonglearning@mail.waldenu.edu.

You need to be 18 years or older to register for Professional Development offerings. There might be other specific requirements. Please reference offering detail pages for more information.

Tuition discounts are not available for Professional Development offerings. Other discounts to Professional Development courses may be available.

You may request a full refund within seven calendar days of your purchase. If you have any questions or would like to request a refund, contact us at lifelonglearning@mail.waldenu.edu.

Individuals registered in Professional Development courses through Walden University School of Lifelong Learning are not enrolled as students in Walden University. Learners in Walden University School of Lifelong Learning do not have access to all university services and resources. Please reference your specific offering to learn more about what resources may be available.

If you have any other questions about Walden University School of Lifelong Learning offerings, you can contact us at lifelonglearning@mail.waldenu.edu.