We’re honored to welcome our adult learners to Shocker Nation here at Wichita State. Our adult learners bring unique life experience where learning is relevant to all aspect of life.


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Welcome back to School

Our office is here to provide the guidance and tools you need to make your academic journey a success. Our team of dedicated professionals is available to answer any questions you have and provide additional support.

Come by and see us at Grace Wilkie Annex. It’s a great place to connect with other adult learners, get a cup of free coffee, and get your black and white papers printed for free!



Newly Enrolled Guide

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Your first day of school as an adult student should be a cause for celebration, not anxiety. Read about our top 10 tips to get you into gear for your first semester.

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Jumping back into the academic world can be daunting. We have listed out terminology you may hear peers and instructors use on a regular basis. 

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As an adult learner, you have an entire university rooting for you! It's ok to ask for help. From tutors, tech help, mental health, and everything in between, we have you covered!

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Get the latest study tips, test-taking strategies, information about events and OAL workshops from our office. Follow our site to get the latest reminders and announcements from our office.


Wichita State Orientation

WSU requires undergraduate Orientation for domestic incoming freshmen, transfer students and returning or transferring adult learners. New Shocker Orientation is the last step of your transition into a full-fledged member of Shocker Nation and one that's directly connected to student success.

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Transfer & Adult Learner 

Students will schedule a meeting with their college advisor. When you call to set up your appointment, let your advisor know you're a new student and need to schedule a "Shocker Connection" advising appointment. You will meet one-on-one with an advisor in the college which houses your intended major.

Majors by College. Academic Advisors

Undergraduate Online Learner Orientation

As part of the enrollment process, students in a fully online program must complete a virtual orientation. Your online advisor will go over the orientation process during your initial Shocker Connections appointment. You can access orientation material by logging into Blackboard within the "Online Learning" organization section.

Learn More  Blackboard


New Student Video Tutorials

Let us help you navigate your way around! We've put together walkthrough videos that demonstrate how to search for courses, add or drop classes, and make the most of the myWSU Portal.

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Meet Suzanne

Meet Suzanne!

Suzanne is our Online & Adult Learner Specialist! She comes to us with a wealth of knowledge gained from her experience at four institutions. She is here to support you in a variety of ways, helping you to achieve your full potential.