Non-traditional students have the same educational goals as traditional students, but frequently have different learning needs and more responsibility in other areas of their lives. Balancing the needs of traditional and non-traditional students in the same student population takes extra attention and additional resources in order to understand and accommodate the specific needs of both groups.

If you have adult students needing assistance, please refer them to us at the Center for Adult and Returning Students.  We can help both you and the student navigate to a successful conclusion. If you have questions about adult student needs and best practices in the classroom, on your syllabi, and as mentors and advisors, let us know. We are here to help you find answers and implement changes that work for you and your students. 

Krista assists students prior to and throughout the enrollment process. She can help with questions about admission, program exploration and unofficial transfer credit evaluations. 

Krista Adams

Krista Adams

Adult Student Enrollment Counselor


Dana Roders assists current students with their concerns, particularly with regards to earning college credit for previous learning acquired through work, training, volunteer experience, or military service. 

Dana Roders CARS

Dana Roders

Adult Student Program Manager


UW Extended Campus

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