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Support for Nontraditional Students

The Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement listens to students’ interests and needs and strives to match students up with appropriate support services. Some of the valuable campus programs and services that improve success include:

Academic Amnesty

Academic amnesty is an opportunity to remove grades from previous semesters from your grade-point average and start fresh. Contact the Adult Student Resources at (920) 424-1137 to find out if you are eligible for academic amnesty.

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Career Services

Through the University’s Career Services, students receive individual assistance with career exploration, job shadowing and online resources. Students benefit from:

    • Personal advising

    • Resume assistance

    • Job bank access

    • WISCareers access

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Center for Academic Resources (Tutoring)

Grades are important and tutoring is available. The Center for Academic Resources can provide tutors for students. If students want help in a course they can request a tutor from CAR. Faculty members recommend tutors who can assist students in their courses. Students schedule their own tutoring appointments and can work with a tutor any time that CAR is open. All students have access to this support service at no additional cost.

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Children's Center (Day Care)

The Children’s Learning and Care Center is available to provide inexpensive child care.

Visit their website to find out more about rates and times that services are available.

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Commuter Lounge

Located in Reeve Memorial Union, room 210, and equipped with a microwave, a mini-fridge, lockers and comfy chairs, the commuter lounge is the perfect place to study and relax.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center offers confidential assistance to UW Oshkosh students who would like to improve their academic, vocational and personal lives. This may include interpersonal or family relationships, self-esteem and identity, anxiety and stress, career decisions, motivation and academic performance.

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Credit for Prior Learning

Adult students have an opportunity to earn credit for previous learning or valuable life experiences. Submit a portfolio of your experiences through the Credit for Prior Learning program to earn up to 24 credits toward your degree. In addition, credit can be earned through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and selected military experience. Contact the Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement to find out more.

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The Graduation Project

If you left UW Oshkosh with just a few credits short of graduating and are interested in finishing your degree, UW Oshkosh welcomes you back. Through the Graduation Project, the University offers an updated completion plan, assistance with registering for courses you need and help applying for graduation.

Find out more about The Graduation Project...

Math Tutor Lab

The Mathematics Department operates a free, drop-in tutoring lab designed to assist students enrolled in Math 104 – 273 courses. Tutors are students who are each assigned to tutor specific classes. (The tutors have taken those classes and earned a good grade.) The lab is also open at least two evenings a week. Students can come with specific questions, or just come to work on homework in a supportive place.

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Nontraditional Student Organization (NTSO)

The Nontraditional Student Organization— a peer support network — advocates for adult learners and provides them with academic and social support. NTSO meets monthly.

For more information on NTSO, please contact them by email at

Reading Study Skills Center

The Reading Study Center facilitates the development of efficient college-level learning approaches in students of all abilities. Strategies for improved textbook study, time management, note taking, test preparation and test-taking are taught through both credit courses and non-credit services. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome.

Visit the Reading Study Skills Center website...


We invite you, your family and your friends to experience UW Oshkosh in person. A customized tour can be arranged with a nontraditional student tour guide. A tour will give you a chance to see our facilities, meet with current students and talk with someone who can help you get started. Contact the Adult Student Resources Office at (920) 424-1137 to schedule a tour.

Additional campus resources >>

Veteran’s Resource Center

Veterans, reservists, National Guard members and dependents of veterans may be eligible to receive benefits for college. As an example, you can earn up to four (4) UW Oshkosh credits with your DD-214 or Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE).

Find out more...

Writing Center

The UW Oshkosh Writing Center offers one-on-one peer tutoring for all phases of the writing process.  Writing tutors can help students develop ideas for an initial draft, discuss a variety of organizational strategies, or show them how to edit the final copy.

Students come to the Writing Center voluntarily and can schedule up to two 50-minute appointments each week. Writing assistance is completely confidential unless students ask a tutor to provide their instructor with a brief email summarizing what was covered during the tutorial.

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