Policies and related information


Registration cancellations and transfers

Cancel your registration for a face-to-face program

Call UW-Extension Registration Services at 608-262-2451 (Wisconsin Relay 711) to find out the cancellation policy for your specific course/program.

For the majority of our offerings, the following policy applies:

  • If you cancel your registration at least 3 full business days before a program begins, you may be eligible for a full refund minus a $20 administrative fee.
  • If you cancel less than 3 full business days before the program begins, or do not attend, you are responsible for the entire registration fee.
  • For multiple-session classes, if you cancel after the first class you may be eligible for a partial refund minus a $20 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after the second class.

Cancel your registration for an online program

Call UW-Extension Registration Services at 608-262-2451 (Wisconsin Relay 711) to find out the cancellation policy for your specific course/program.

Transfer your registration to another program

Registrations may be transferred to another program, depending on the program. Additional administrative fees may apply. Call UW-Extension Registration Services at 608-262-2451 (Wisconsin Relay 711).

Transfer your registration to another person

Registrations may be transferred to another individual, depending on the program. Additional administrative fees may apply. Call UW-Extension Registration Services at 608-262-2451 (Wisconsin Relay 711).

Weather/public emergencies

In the event of impending severe weather or other public emergencies, visit http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/ or call 608-263-4432 to learn whether a UW-Madison Continuing Studies program or class has been cancelled.

In the event that UW-Madison Continuing Studies must cancel part of a program, the session may be rescheduled.

Access and accommodations

If you require special accommodations because of a disability, please contact the department offering the class. Requests are confidential.

Media release

Photography and video: By registering for this program, I understand UW-Madison Continuing Studies may take photographs and/or videos of participants and activities. I agree that Continuing Studies shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and videos for the promotion of its programs. I relinquish all rights that I may claim in relation to the use of said photographs and videos.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Many programs provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs). One hour of instruction equals 0.1 CEU. Students wishing to obtain an official transcript must complete a transcript request form and pay a transcript fee. Contact UW-Extension Student Records at 608-262-1953 or email studentrecords@ecc.uwex.edu.

Credits for human services professionals

UW-Madison Continuing Studies is an acceptable continuing education provider for the following:

Association of Social Work Boards

  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Continuing Studies (Provider #1042) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (800-225-6880) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Continuing Studies, maintains responsibility for the program.
  • Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, and the Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota Boards of Social Work recognize ACE programs.

State of Minnesota Board of Social Work (BOSW)

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Continuing Studies is recognized by the State of Minnesota Board of Social Work (BOSW) to offer continuing education. Provider #CEP-138

National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Continuing Studies is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education. Provider #5990

Wisconsin Licensed Psychologists

  • Qualifies as a continuing education program offered by an accredited university.

Wisconsin Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Qualifies as a continuing education program offered by an accredited university.

Wisconsin Substance Abuse Counselors

  • Qualifies as a continuing education course consisting of relevant subject matter taught by qualified presenters.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

  • The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction may accept CEUs offered by the University of Wisconsin campuses as part of the activities included in Professional Development Plans (PDPs).

Plan your visit

For campus maps, directions, parking, dining, and lodging information, please visit the UW-Madison Visitor and Information page at vip.wisc.edu/plan-your-visit»

Contacting us

Call: 608-262-1156 or 1-800-442-4617
Fax: 608-265-4555

UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies
21 N Park St., 7th Floor
Madison, WI 53715

E-mail: info@dcs.wisc.edu