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What is a non-traditional student?

A non-traditional student is a student who meets one or more of the following criteria: commutes 10 or more miles to campus, is a parent of dependent children, is married, is a veteran, had their academic career interrupted by 6 or more months of compulsory military duty, or is 3 or more years older than classmates.  A highly diverse group of students are identified as "nontraditional" at KU, not as a label, but to provide a way for the University to recognize and provide additional outreach assistance to students who may, for a variety of reasons, experience more than the average difficulty in accessing information to meet their needs at KU.  For more info, you can visit here.


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