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Part Time & Adult Learners
A non-traditional student is anyone who decides to return to college and/or who has characteristics that set them apart from the student who enters directly from high school. WWCC's student body has a large percentage of non-traditional students. In fact, the average age of all WWCC students is 27. You could be a single parent, returning to school after a break of 10 to 15 years, or someone who has been working for years and now needs to find a new career. We offer a variety of courses tailored to working adults including Internet courses that you can do at home, night courses, and courses structured for shift workers.

There are a variety of services available to non-traditional students, including:


Part-Time Options

You are so important to Western Wyoming Community College! Over half of our students are part-time at one time or another. You have all kinds of goals and outside responsibilities so we want to make sure we are serving you well. Regardless of whether you attend on-campus, at an outreach site, online, or through a combination of these means, you are entitled to all of the WWCC services. What's available? Support services such as tutoring, counseling, Children's Center, financial aid, career guidance, and online tools are there for you.

You can get your log-in and password so you can access Mustang Cruiser, this is where you check grades, take internet courses, register for classes, check financial aid, access online tutoring, and find out what is happening on campus. Contact the helpdesk@westernwyoming.edu if you are having trouble accessing.

If you are interested in some of the "fun" events on campus, be sure to obtain your student ID. This allows you to enter athletic events free-of-charge and get a reduced rate on other things on campus such as theatre presentations and access to the Wellness Center.

We have an academic advisor just for you! Contact the ACE IT Center at 382-1632 or aceit@westernwyoming.edu anytime you have course or program questions.




Getting Started

As you take classes at Western as a part-time students you will need to decide a few things: Are you planning on earning a degree or certificate? Are you hoping to receive Financial Aid to help you pay for school? If you answered yes to either question you need to Apply for Admission. Make an appointment to meet with an admissions counselor for guidance.

Remember to request that high school or GED transcripts be sent to WWCC Admissions. Submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges.

Certain courses have pre-requisites. You may need to take the COMPASS placement test to meet the pre-requisite. Contact the ACE IT Center for more information.

Attend a Registration Program, meet with your advisor, and register. If you are a part-time student, you can register for your classes at Registration and Records. After your initial registration, you will be able to register yourself using Mustang WebAdvisor. Make sure you are aware that payment may be due when you register for your classes.

For more information, contact Admissions at (307) 382-1677 or admissions@westernwyoming.edu.
 
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