Online learning - right for me?

Getting started - includes readiness survey
Learn@UW - UW-Madison online learning info

Whether you are planning to complete a degree or just a class or two, there are many online options available.  Both credit and noncredit options are listed here.

Not sure if online learning is right for you? Check out these helpful resources:
Getting started - UW System's eCampus outlines the steps to get started and includes a readiness survey
Learn@UW - UW-Madison's eLearning technology support 


UW-Madison courses

UW-Madison Schedule of Classes Includes all UW-Madison credit courses. See our Class Search FAQ to learn how to search for online classes at UW-Madison.  

Note: To take classes listed in the UW-Madison Schedule of Classes you must be an admitted UW-Madison undergraduate, graduate or University Special student.

Due to current state regulations, at this time we are not able to accept applications to UW-Madison for online courses or programs from students living in or planning to live in Arkansas while enrolled. Students living in or planning to live in Alabama or Maryland may only apply for online master's engineering programs. 

University of Wisconsin System distance learning options

Distance Learning Credit and noncredit courses are offered through UW System campuses using a variety of delivery methods such as online, print, and videoconferencing.

eCampus UW System's eCampus is your gateway to online education programs offered throughout the statewide UW System of 26 campuses.

Independent Learning Catalog University of Wisconsin Independent Learning courses can help you keep on track earning your degree. Begin any time, study at your own pace, and take up to one year to complete your course. Not sure if distance education is right for you? Take this free online personal assessment tool.

UW Colleges Online Online courses and an online two-year associate degree.

UW System “Major Mania” Searchable site of UW System undergraduate and graduate academic programs including those offered via distance education.

Wisconsin Technical College System online learning

Wisconsin Technical College System Overview of Wisconsin's 16 public technical colleges with links to online learning and other flexible learning alternatives.


UW-Madison Noncredit Continuing Studies Catalog More than 40 professional development and personal enrichment programs delivered online.

UW-Madison MOOCs - Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are noncredit classes offered at no cost to learners around the world. 

UW-Extension topics Includes resources for family, home, work, and community.