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Adult learning students in library.

Serving Adult Learners at Wichita State

Whether you are finishing a degree, changing your course to another option, or beginning a new path, we are here to help every step of the way. The Office of Adult Learning provides the following:

  • A place to connect with other adult learners
  • The Joe Stone Lounge — a relaxing place for adults to study and recharge
  • A resource room with student computers and printing
  • A coffee bar for Returning Adult students
  • The only Osher Reentry Scholarship Program in Kansas
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society
  • The Adult Mentoring Advantage Program (A-MAP)
  • Designated parking for appointment

We are also dedicated advocates and mentors for adult learners here at Wichita State and seek to help students navigate the university and find additional on campus and off campus support and resources. Wichita State offers hundreds of classes on a variety of days and times. We have the tools to help you succeed. We are proud to be recognized by as one of the top 50 colleges in the nation for Returning Adult education.

Office of Online & Adult Learning presents

Shockers Learning Out Loud Podcast 

Being an adult learner means you have resources and support at your fingertips! Dr. Pamela O’Neal, and Dr. Amber Anderson, hosts of the podcast, Shockers Learning Out Loud will talk about those resources and introduce you to other adult learners as well. We will host a variety of guests who can contribute to your success. We hope you will join us and help contribute to the content you want to hear. 

Shocker stories gallery

Shocker Stories

Who are adult learners at Wichita State? Read our Shocker Stories, a sampling of how some of our returning adult students found their way back to college through Wichita State.

Transfer Gateway: A New Transfer Estimator

No. 1 Transfer Destination in Kansas

If you're transferring to WSU, we want to give you credit for the work you've done at your previous institution. Our new Transfer Gateway will let you estimate how many of those credits will transfer to your desired degree program at Wichita State.


Additional Resources:

Academic Advising Admissions: Adult Learners Counseling and Prevention Services Degree Programs
Graduate School Military and Veteran Services More Info for Military & Veteran Students Office of Financial Aid
Office of Online Learning Prior Learning Specialized Advising Testing Services Transfer Credits