WAUKESHA – The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha is offering two upcoming adult information sessions on campus: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 22.
Adults interested in starting or completing their associate or bachelor’s degree should plan to attend one of the sessions. They will be able to speak with faculty and staff about specific programs, resources geared for the adult learner and paying for college.
UW-Waukesha is located at 1500 N. University Drive in Waukesha; free parking is available during the information sessions. The March 18 session takes place in Commons 101 and the March 22 session will be held in Northview 133.
Adults who want to continue or begin their college journey will find that UW-Waukesha has much to offer. Two programs, SMART and the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS), are of particular interest to adult students (age 22 and older), who make up 25 to 30 percent of UW-Waukesha’s student body.
The SMART Program was designed to create a college degree opportunity for those individuals who do not fit into the traditional 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. college class format. Complete this accelerated associate degree in just one year, in 7-week and 3-week course sessions. Tutors are available to provide homework support and assistance weeknights before class begins.
The BAAS degree completion program is a bachelor’s degree that can be earned at UW-Waukesha in collaboration with UW-Parkside. The degree is conferred by UW Colleges. Classes are taught by faculty from both UW-Waukesha and UW-Parkside. The BAAS degree completion program includes such innovations as credit for prior learning (including knowledge gained at a job or in the military) and a senior capstone course. A professional studies component emphasizes internships and service-learning.
In addition, UW-Waukesha offers many services geared specifically for adults, such as a child care center and advisors who are dedicated to meeting the needs of adults. More information can be found at waukesha.uwc.edu/admissions/adult-students.
To register for either open house, go to https://uwc.askadmissions.net/Portal/EI/Search and search by “adult student” under Event/Interview Name. Contact adult recruiter Kathleen Folbrecht at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-521-5201 with any questions.
UW–Waukesha has the largest enrollment among the 13 UW Colleges campuses. These freshman/sophomore campuses and UW Colleges Online comprise the UW Colleges. They offer an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree and prepare students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs.
In addition, UW-Waukesha offers several collaborative bachelor’s degrees through UW-Milwaukee and UW-Oshkosh. Starting this fall, UW-Waukesha is offering the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree completion program, a bachelor’s degree that can be earned at UW-Waukesha in collaboration with UW-Parkside. The degree is conferred by UW Colleges. Classes are taught by faculty from both UW-Waukesha and UW-Parkside.