It's never too late to follow a dream. We know that beginning college for the first time or finishing the degree you've already started is a big decision. This site is dedicated to helping each adult student find information, connections, and motivation to achieve his or her educational goals. We recognize that your needs differ from those of traditional age students and we will make every effort to meet those needs.
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Meet Lynn Smith
Student Services Coordinator, Adult / Nontraditional Students
2017 Roseman Hall
800 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190
One important source of help at UW-Whitewater is Lynn Smith, the full-time adult student coordinator dedicated to serving the needs of nontraditional students. Whether you simply need to know where to begin or you are unsureof your next step, Lynn is here to help you.
Student Success Stories
As a non-traditional student, it can sometimes be hard to find the motivation you need. Here you can read about fellow adults that persevered and continued on to receive their degree and more.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Paying for a college education can often be made affordable through financial aid loans, grants and scholarship opportunities. Find out more about searching for scholarships »
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I fit into the college environment? Am I too old?
It's been a long time since I've been in school. Will I be able to compete with traditional-aged students?
If I become a student, how do I find time to spend with my family, friends, work, and other interests?
Credit for Prior Learning
We know as a nontraditional student you bring life and career experience to the classroom. Here is your chance to earn credit for it! Find out more »
Majors & Minors
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers many majors and minors through its four colleges. There are many to choose from, and our Departments and Majors website offers more information about each, many of which include 4 year planning guides.
Students Who Are Parents
Going back to school as a parent can be tough. UW-Whitewater Children's Center offers year round full day child care for children from ages 12 months up to 6 years. Find out more »