Returning Adult Students


Each UW Colleges campus has an advisor specifically dedicated to meeting the needs of returning adult students. Returning adults are encouraged to contact the Returning Adult Student Advisor at the campus they plan to attend as soon as possible.

UW-Baraboo/Sauk County 

Student Affairs Office (608) 355-5230

UW-Barron County

Sonya Swearingen: (715) 234-8024
: (715) 234-8176

UW-Fond du Lac

Maggie Gellings: (920) 929-1122

UW-Fox Valley

: (920) 832-2633


: (920) 683-2829

UW-Marathon County

: (715) 261-6229
: (888) FOR-UWMC or (715) 261-6231


Office of Student Affairs: (715) 735-4300 ext. 4301

UW-Marshfield/Wood County

: (715) 389-6505


Office of Student Affairs (608) 647-6186 ext 3

UW-Rock County

 (608) 758-6565 ext. 200


(920) 459-6683

UW-Washington County

: (262) 335-5201


, Academic and Career Advising: (262) 521-5476

UWC Online

: (608) 263-9553


The UW Colleges encourages adults to apply for admission and work toward a degree, audit courses, or simply take courses for enrichment. The adult enrollment varies from one UW Colleges campus to another, but all campuses have returning adult students in class.

Pre-College Assistance

UW-Rock County Project AHEAD

The University of Wisconsin-Rock County has a special precollege program for adults. Project AHEAD is an outreach program for adults in the Beloit-Janesville area with two offices located at UW-Rock County in Janesville and the Headstart Children and Family Center in Beloit. The program assists Rock County adults and their families in the development and achievement of educational goals. Project AHEAD addresses the educational, health, material and emotional needs of its participants in order to help them overcome obstacles to educational achievement. Services include college preparation and planning assistance, campus visits to provide exposure to the culture of higher education, home visits, assistance with the admissions and financial aid process, and referrals to community resources. For more information, contact Susana Hernandez, Coordinator of Project AHEAD, at 758-6565 x260, or at

"How-to" Guide for Adult Learners