Non-Traditional Students


Welcome to UNCW!  We are so glad that you have chosen our university for your studies.  We understand that Non-Traditional Students have different needs than our traditional students.  About 20% of our total undergraduate population consider themselves to be non-traditional. 

Here are some characteristics of a Non-Traditional Student:

  • Not in traditional 18-23 age range
  • Took a year or more off after high school before coming to college
  • Work to support themselves or families
  • Have dependents in their care (children, parents)
  • Married/Divorced/Widowed
  • Currently serving in the military or have served in the military

At UNCW, we are committed to your success. Here is a list that we've put together to help you be successful at UNCW: Things Every Non-Trad Should Know (PDF)

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