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Before Your Residency: Register for Your Residency


Residencies align with critical courses at strategic points in your program and you will get the most out of your residency experiences and your online courses when you complete your residencies within the required program timeframe.

REGISTER TODAY! Registration for academic residencies is on a first-come, first-served basis.

All of Walden's residencies taking place through May 2019 are open for registration.

Be sure to register as soon as registration opens for your desired location to reserve your seat, allow time to make travel and lodging arrangements, and plan your budget to use personal finances, loan and/or financial aid disbursements to cover the cost of residency fees and related travel expenses.

If you wish to register for a residency after it has reached its maximum capacity, you may request to be placed on a waitlist by contacting your academic advisor with your student ID, name, and the location of the residency. You will be automatically registered if/when additional seating becomes available.

When to Register

Plan your residencies several months in advance by watching the residency calendar for dates, locations and residency registration opening dates. If registration is not yet open for the residency you want to attend, register as soon as registration opens because seating is limited.

In most programs, you should register for and attend your first residency as soon as you begin your program.


  • Students in MS counseling programs and MSW, consult the Residency Timing table for the timing of your pre-practicum or skills lab;
  • International students register for a residency that is 3-4 months out from your start date.

View the Residency Timing table for information about when to complete the required residencies for your specific program.

Contact Academic Advising if you need further assistance planning your residency.

How to Register

Please review all information about the residency timing requirements for your program prior to registering. It is very important that you also know the term (quarter or semester) for which you are registering.

Keep in mind:

  • You will not be billed for the residency fee until the term of the residency.
  • You cannot register if you have a Bursar’s hold on your account. Find out how to remove a Bursar hold.
  • If you are currently on a leave of absence, you cannot register until you have submitted a return date. Then you may only register for a residency that takes place after your return date.

To register, log in to myWalden and follow a process similar to course registration.

Exceptions to the Online Registration Process:

  • Students in the PhD professional psychology licensure (Blended AYR) program will be automatically registered for blended residencies within select courses; however you do need to register for your required PhD residencies using the process described above.
  • MS counseling and PhD CES students will be enrolled by the University for the blended online and face-to-face pre-practicum courses. PhD CES students will self enroll for their CES residency.
  • MSW students will be enrolled by the University for a skills lab placeholder course to begin planning your blended online and face-to-face skills lab courses.
  • BSW students will be enrolled by the University for the blended online and face-to-face skills lab course.
  • Students registering for optional capstone intensive retreats must contact Academic Advising to request registration.

Steps to Register

  1. Log in to your myWalden university portal.
  2. Click the “Student Services” tab.
  3. Click the “Register for Courses and/or View Degree Audit” link under “Registration and Degree Audit.”
  4. Select the term in which your residency of choice takes place.
    • If you are in one of these programs, register for a quarter term:
      • Doctor of Education (EdD)
      • Doctor of Social Work (DSW)
      • Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA)
      • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
      • All PhD programs
    • If you are in one of these programs, register for a semester term:
      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
      • Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)
  5. After choosing desired term, click Submit.
  6. Click your program link. The link will be in blue and will state your program (Doctor of Philosophy PSYC, for example).
  7. Scroll to the bottom of page where you can view your residency components.
  8. Click the blue Register link. Look closely for the correct residency level you need (residency 1, 2, 3 or 4 depending on your program requirements).
  9. Place a check in the select box for your desired residency (make sure it is the correct location and residency level).
  10. Click Register at the bottom of the page.

Confirm Your Registration:

  1. Click the “Academics” tab.
  2. Click “Future Courses” and verify the residency you selected is displayed.
  3. You will receive a residency registration confirmation email within one or two business days after your registration is processed.

Registration Challenges

Technical Issues

If you experience technical issues when trying to register for your residency, contact the Student Support Team. SST is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Contact the Student Support Team from your myWalden portal by choosing the “Support” tab and clicking on “Click to Chat.”

You can also call 1-800-WALDENU (925-3368) or e-mail Please include your name, student ID number, and degree program with any correspondence.


myWalden Portal Issues

If you are experiencing problems within your myWalden portal, contact Academic Advising. For fastest assistance, please send your academic advisor an email with the name and location of your preferred residency.


Bursar Holds

If you have a Bursar hold on your account, you will not be able to register.  View how to remove a Bursar hold.