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Center For Student Success

The Center for Learning Resources is open for all students, ready to assist in any way to help you achieve success as you move toward your educational goals.

Academic Support

Academic Support provides testing and guidance, whether you are undecided about a major or you are a freshman experiencing difficulty in the transition from academy to college.

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Cooperative Education

The Cooperative Education Program offers assistance with job postings on and off campus, as well as information about internship sites for those whose majors require the co-op experience.

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Going to college can be fun and exciting, but it is also a time of change and facing new challenges. You may feel stressed, overwhelmed or confused about how to handle such situations. This is where counseling can be helpful. Find out more»


Disability Services

WAU is committed to providing an equitable and exemplary education for all of our students by offering reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities to ensure their academic and personal success.

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First Year Experience

Opportunities are provided for students to become familiar with WAU campus facilities and learning resources, meet the faculty and staff, and get to know the surrounding area. All first-year students are required to attend.

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Honors Program

The Honors Program at WAU strives to provide academically talented students the opportunity to engage and explore subject material in great depth and breadth within a collaborative learning community.

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Honors Societies

As you progress through your college career, and you succeed academically, you may have the opportunity to join one of the WAU Chapters of six national honor societies.

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Mentorship Experience

The Mentorship Experience at Washington Adventist University aims to create an on-going atmosphere of learning, growth, and lasting community for WAU students.

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Tutoring Services

Subject-tutoring is available for students who seek one-on-one instruction to further enhance their learning. In addition, the Writing Center, coordinated by the English Department and housed in the Center for Learning Resources, allows students to .review papers and other writing product with a tutor, prior to r.handing in finishedwork.

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Testing Services

The Testing Services at Washington Adventist University works closely with the various academic departments, individual instructors, student population on campus, and the community at large by disseminating, administering, and proctoring tests and exams.

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Writing Center

The English department runs the Writing Center which is housed in the CLR. Trained tutors are available to help students: ease writing anxieties, clarify assignments, brainstorm ideas and topics, plan and organize term papers, determine revision sstrategies, and provide guidelines for avoiding recurring ggrammatical problems.

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First Generation Ambassadors Program

At WAU, nearly 40% of the student population is First Generation Students. We realized that these students have a low retention and graduation rate. This program was created to ensure that these students receive the support they need to be successful in completing college.

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Students in Service

The Students in Service Grant helps engage college students in service as part-time AmeriCorps members while offsetting the rising cost of tuition. Upon successful completion of a term of service in the Students in Service program, members are eligible to receive an educational award scholarship which can be applied towards outstanding federal student loans or the cost of attending a university. At WAU, there are currently over 15,000 documented hours of available service and $54,460 in scholarship funds.

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School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.