Education planning resources

Adult Student Resources

UW System “How to Guide” for Returning Adult Students Find information and resources to assist with your return to school at any UW System campus.

UW Colleges Returning Adult Student Information List of returning adult student advising offices at the 13 UW College 2-year campuses and UW College Online.

Wisconsin Technical College System Returning adult student information Tips for survival and success.

Online and Distance Education

UW System Distance education options

Wisconsin Technical College System Flexible Learning options

Are you ready for distance learning? Use this free online tool to determine if distance learning is right for you.

Graduate School

UW-Madison Graduate school

Petersons Directory of graduate schools.

Is Graduate School the Best Option? From UW-Madison’s Letters & Sciences Career Services

Transfer Information

UW System Transfer Information System

UW-Madison Transfer admissions information

UW-Madison Transfer Transition Program

Options for transferring to UW-Madison

Wisconsin Technical College System transfer options


UW System Help for veterans

Veterans Wisconsin Education Portal

Paying for College

Financial Assistance


UW-Madison’s Net Price Calculator

Wisconsin Technical College System Financial Aid

UW System HELP Paying for College

Other Resources

Council for Higher Education Accreditation Information about how accreditation works and has searchable database of accredited institutions and programs.

Southern Wisconsin Association for Continuing Higher Education (SWACHE) SWACHE is an association of  accredited public and private institutions of higher education including UW-Madison. Find credit and degree courses in southern Wisconsin that fit your needs.