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  • Prior Learning Assessment Online Workshop April 16

    West’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) office will host an online workshop Wednesday, April 16 at 5:00-5:30pm MST. Join us to learn more about the options West offers to apply for potential equivalent college credit for your current knowledge and experience. Hear a brief presentation about PLA followed by questions and answers and an opportunity for on-the-spot pre-evaluations of previous institution transcripts and professional licenses. Learn more about options for Earned & Learned Credit. Email your prior learning transcripts for an evaluation to and register for the workshop at

  • Join West for Junior Achievement® JA Day

    Western International University® (West) students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to join together in support of Junior Achievement for our annual presentation of their JA Day program on Wednesday, April 30 at a local Tempe elementary school. Interested volunteers must attend a required training session at West’s Tempe Campus on Tuesday, April 15, 2pm–4pm MST prior to classroom participation on JA Day. Contact to select your training session. Then, spend the day with our West community volunteers on April 30 inspiring and preparing elementary school students for success! For more information, visit

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  • Join Toastmasters April 15

    Toast Masters

    The International Speakers chapter meets the third Tuesday each month from 4:30-5:30pm in the showcase classroom at Western International University’s Tempe campus.Please join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, April 15. All are invited to come and learn more about Toastmasters! For additional information, contact

  • View West President Tracy Lorenz’s Writes on Gender Pay Equity

    Tracy Lorenz

    Western International University President Tracy Lorenz recently wrote about field of study being key to achieving gender pay equity.Click here to read her views.

  • National Survey of Women Finds Price Outranks Prestige When Considering College

    Survey also finds personal achievement is the number one reason women seek a degree

    The Western International University (West) Start SmartSM Survey surveyed women age 22-50 across the United States with an interest in continuing education, to gather insight into their thoughts about higher education and the motivators and barriers they face to earning a degree.

    Women overwhelmingly chose price over prestige when choosing a college, as affordability is their biggest barrier to achieving a college degree. The survey also found by a margin of more than three-to-one that women see online degrees as more achievable than traditional on ground programs. In addition, women aren’t just pursuing degrees to make more money, but rather as a badge of personal achievement. When given reasons for continuing their education, 97 percent chose accomplishing a personal goal as very or somewhat important, while 89 percent noted it would be very or somewhat important to earn more money in their field.

    Click here for a summary of the survey findings.
    To view the complete survey report, click here.