Westerners In Transition

Westerners in Transition

The mission of the Westerners in Transition program is to encourage and assist adult learners from all walks of life to complete their education and, in the process, discover their inner strengths.

The WIT is Western's premier program for non-traditional students and addresses the complex needs of adult students – those who have multiple responsibilities (parenting, working, etc.) while attending school and those who are attending Western after a significant period of time out of school. WIT provides assistance with information and referral services, problem-solving, support and programming.

Top Ten Reason to Join the WIT Program

  1. Scholarships
  2. Leadership Opportunities
  3. Grants
  4. Mentoring
  5. Networking
  6. Personal Advising
  7. Workshop Opportunities
  8. One on One attention
  9. Events designed specifically for “you”
  10. WIT mailings and information contacts

At WIT we guide you through the processes of navigating admissions, financial aid, registration, and other important steps involved in matriculating at Western.  We will continue to assist you through all of the important steps of your university career.  You will find other students who share your university experiences as an adult learner and can provide essential mentoring as you work toward your goal of a college degree.  Come, join us!

Returning to the Classroom & Academic Success

Feedback from Western’s faculty shows that our professors enjoy teaching non-traditional students because they have:

  • A greater sense of maturity – measured in experience, not years.
  • A higher level of motivation.
  • A background in life experience that enriches the educational experience for everyone in the classroom.
  • A serious attitude about learning.
  • Better organization, preparation and work techniques.
  • The ability to balance academic demands with work, family and social responsibilities.


WIT Resources

  • Mentorship Program
  • Emergency Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Back to School welcome luncheon
  • Conference opportunities