Adult Learner

  • Adult Learner Resources

    Extended Hours to Student Academic Services
    The following offices are open Monday through Wednesday until 6 p.m. to accommodate our adult learners’ schedules:

    • Graduate and Continuing Education  
    • Financial Aid 
    • Registrar’s Office
    • Student Accounts/OneCard Office 
    • Academic Success Center
    Alpha Sigma Lambda

    WSU has a chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national honor society for adult students. Visit the Honor Societies page for more information on this and our other honor society chapters.

    Adult Learner Scholarships
    Twenty scholarships with adult-learner criteria are awarded each year to Massachusetts residents for $500. Contact Financial Aid for more information.

    Multiple Scheduling Options
    Admitted students can take classes in the day, evening, online, and accelerated calendars (outside the traditional 15-week semester).

    Book Rental Option

    Through the WSU Bookstore, you have the option to rent your textbooks, which reduces cost and helps you manage your budget.

    As an adult learner at WSU, you have several resources to help you navigate your journey toward obtaining a degree, including:

    • Non-degree-seeking students. If you are taking classes, but have not been admitted to WSU, you can contact the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education about meeting with an advisor to assist with course registration. We recommend making an appointment by calling 508-929-8127.
    • Newly admitted transfer students. If you are a newly admitted transfer student, then you will be assisted by counselors in the Academic Success Center. Visit them online to learn more about the center’s services, or call 508-929-8111 to make an appointment.
    • Enrolled, admitted students. Once you have completed your first term as an admitted student, you will be assigned an academic advisor in your major department.