Adult Student Admission

Adult Students

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Students meeting one or more of the following criteria may be considered an adult student:

  • Undergraduates age 24 years or older
  • Starting or returning to college more than four years after high school
  • Veteran, active military or reservist
  • Considered financially independent for purposes of determining financial aid
  • Fulfill multiple adult roles such as parent, spouse/partner, caregiver, employee and student

If you are a working adult who needs to enroll in evening, online and hybrid classes, BW can help you reach your educational goals in a number of career-relevant programs that do not require day classes.

Accelerate Your Degree or Take it at Your Own Pace

You manage a lot in your life. You learn differently now than you did in high school. And you need to apply that knowledge now.

Adults bring a high level of motivation and commitment to their college studies. At BW, you'll take what you learn in class to work the next morning. Whatever your interests, whatever you want to achieve, we'll help you navigate your days and evenings, creating a schedule that works with the rest of your life, and still powers you toward completing your degree.

  • Evening classes, just one night a week
  • Early mornings – catch an 8:00 a.m. class before work
  • Accelerated 8-week minimester classes
  • Accelerated 5-day immersion classes
  • Online and hybrid classes
    Hybrid classes are primarily online, but also meet a few times on campus during the term.
  • Traditional day classes too, if that fits your schedule

Transfer Credits

Check which of your courses will transfer using the BW online transfer guide. You can also request a transfer evaluation.

Transfer FAQ

Earn Credit for What You Know

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you earn college credit for what you already know. Find out how you can earn credit through CLEP.

Already Have a Bachelor's Degree?

If you already have a bachelor's degree, learn about our graduate programs and post-baccalaureate programs in nursing, music therapy and teacher licensure.