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Non-Trad Students

Are you a Non-Traditional Student?

At Central, if you fall into any of the following categories, you are considered a non-traditional student:

  • 25 years of age or older
  • Married or with a domestic partner
  • Have children (married or single parent)
  • Veteran
  • Self-identify as a non-trad

Our goal at the NonTraditional Student Resource Page is to provide a one-stop center that meets your needs. Here you will find links to informative web sites, places on campus and in the community to get assistance, and information about the Center for Student Empowerment’s specially tailored programs for “non-trads”.



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Register by November 13, 2017
Pre-Registration is required for ALL who will be attending on December 2nd.


Download the Non-Trad Booklet PDF!

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According to the U.S. Department of Education and the University Continuing Education Association, the fastest growing population of college students are 25 and over and are working and/or supporting a family. This is true at Central Washington University as well. Nontraditional student numbers at Central significantly increased over the years. Approximately 22% of students on CWU’s main campus are non-traditional students. Many resources are available to non-traditional students through the Empowerment Center:






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