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Admitted Adult Degree Completion Student Checklist

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Admitted Adult Degree Completion Student Checklist

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Welcome to the Adult Degree Completion (ADC) program! As you prepare for your first semester with Western Colorado University, please complete the following checklist.


Check Out Your Applicant Portal

Log into your Western Navigator using your application credentials.


Locate Your Student Account Credentials

In your Western Navigator, you can view your Student ID and Western Email under the Student Information section. To start using your Western email, set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and create a password at the Password Management Site.

Please have all official college transcript(s) sent to Western so a final transfer credit evaluation can be completed. Transcripts can be sent to Western’s Admissions office either electronically or by mail.

  • Though it is not a requirement to be in the ADC program, we encourage all students to complete the FAFSA (or CAFSA) to see what kind of financial aid may be available. FAFSA/CAFSA is required for Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) funding.
    FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    You can complete the FAFSA here. Western’s school code is 001372.
    CASFA – Colorado Application for State Financial Aid
    You can complete the CASFA here.
    Colorado residents
    Register for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) at cof.college-assist.org.
  • Visit Western’s Financial Aid page for additional resources.

To update your information, such as gender, pronouns, used name, email, mailing address and more, please contact ADC Admissions at adc@western.edu or 970.943.2997

Students need to meet with their advisor for class registration. After your official transcript evaluation has been completed, your advisor will be in touch with you to schedule a meeting.

TimelyCare is a free virtual health and well-being platform for Western students. You can access care 24/7, 365 days at no cost. Just download the TimelyCare app on your mobile device or log in at timelycare.com/western using your Western email and password.
Not only do you have access to high-quality mental health professionals who are trained to care for college students, but you also have access to a wide range of self-care content, including a peer community, yoga and meditation videos, healthy recipes, and self-care journeys.

You will receive an initial paper billing statement by mail before any financial aid has been applied to your account.
Adding or dropping classes, authorizing your COF (College Opportunity Fund) and financial aid awards may affect your account balance.

Payment is due in full on or before the first day of classes, unless you set up a W-Pay Payment Plan.

For questions on your billing statement, contact the Cashier’s Office at 970.943.3003 or cashier@western.edu.

Are ADC students required to pay a tuition deposit?
No, ADC students do not need to pay a tuition deposit.

Are ADC students eligible for merit scholarships through Western?
Because the Adult Degree Completion program is cash-funded and operates separately from on-campus operations, ADC students are not eligible for any of the undergraduate merit scholarships, including Phi Theta Kappa.

Does the ADC program have any scholarships available to students?
ADC has their own program-based scholarship opportunities. Please ask your ADC advisor about possible scholarship opportunities.

Do ADC students adhere to Western’s Academic Calendar?
For the most part, yes; ADC students have all school breaks off. The ADC course schedule differs, though, from the on-campus schedule. ADC courses are broken up into 8-week units in the fall and spring semesters and 5-week units in the summer semester.

Do ADC students have access to on-campus resources?
YES! You will go over all of Western’s resources available to you as an online student in the introductory course ADC 300 – Degree to Career Success, which most students take in their first semester of the program. There is also a list of available resources in your Canvas shell under ADC Resource Shell.

How do ADC students access textbooks they need for their courses?
Within your first week of class, your instructor will inform you of any textbook or materials you may need for the online course.

When the time comes, can an ADC student participate in Western’s commencement ceremony?
Of course! We would love for you to participate in Western’s commencement ceremony. As the time nears, your advisor will remind you to complete your Graduation Application, where you’ll be able to indicate whether or not you’d like to travel to Gunnison to walk across the graduation stage and receive your diploma. If not, your diploma will be sent to you in the mail upon program completion.

What if I have more questions about the ADC program that aren’t answered here?
Please contact ADC Associate Director, Eliza Ekstrom Sullivan at eekstrom-sullivan@western.edu or the Director of the ADC program, Dr. Terry Schliesman at tschliesman@western.edu. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about ADC!

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