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Technology Allows Walsh to Transition Spring Semester and Student Services to 100% Remote Delivery

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March 23, 2020
TROY, Mich., March 23, 2020 — While some universities and colleges are cancelling their next semester and others are feverishly working to bring courses and services online, Walsh has transitioned 100 percent of all courses and student services to remote delivery in a week’s time. On March 13, Walsh moved all exams, classes and student services to a remote delivery format. Final exams were converted and administered remotely the week of March 16. Spring semester, starting March 30, will be 100 percent remote delivery and all Walsh locations will remain closed until April 20.  

Every Walsh student receives a Zoom Pro account once enrolled in classes. This has allowed uninterrupted access to resources such as: admissions and advising counselors, career services, faculty consultations, financial aid, free tutoring, library resources, and records. Student organizations have been converting on-site events to virtual events. Students can purchase books and return them free of charge online and use the Navigate Student app to schedule advising appointments, form study groups and receive account updates and other reminders. Walsh is also offering special emergency funds for current students in need.

“Taking care of our students’ safety is our number one priority,” said Marsha Kelliher, President and CEO. “With the technology we had in place and 96 percent of Walsh students already attending partially or entirely online, our online learning and IT teams expediently and effectively transitioned the school to 100 percent remote delivery of courses and student services. Walsh students can safely and seamlessly continue their education during these challenging times.”

Several of Walsh’s online degree programs, such as the Master of Business Administration, have received international and national recognition for excellence.

“For students experiencing an interruption in their education due to closures, Walsh welcomes you,” said Patti Swanson, Vice President and Chief Marketing and Enrollment Officer. “We hope to help you keep your academic momentum moving forward during downtime at your current school.” 

Current and prospective students can meet with an advisor by phone or virtually Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Email advising@walshcollege.edu or admissions@walshcollege.edu

Updates on Walsh’s response to the coronavirus are available at www.walshcollege.edu/coronavirus.  

Registration for spring semester is open through April 5. Classes begin March 30. 
 
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ABOUT WALSH
Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).
Contact:
Patti Swanson, VP, Chief Marketing and Enrollment Officer
(248) 302-1360

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