Continuing Studies offers many options for nontraditional learners to connect with UW-Madison and earn university credit to help fulfill your educational and professional goals.
To take UW-Madison credit classes in either degree or nondegree status, you must first be admitted to the university, and then enroll. Adult Career and Special Student Services (ACSSS) admits nondegree students at UW-Madison. Check out Becoming a Student for more information.
Opportunities to access credit programs at UW-Madison include:
These programs allow working professionals who already have degrees to gain additional graduate-level expertise and certification without pursuing a graduate degree. Designed for nontraditional students and working professionals, Capstone Certificates reflect a focused collection of graduate-level courses approved by the Graduate School.
Guided by Prof. Emily Auerbach and Prof. Marshall Cook of Continuing Studies. Economically disadvantaged students earn six undergraduate credits that they can apply towards a degree. Learn more: odyssey.wisc.edu/
Continuing Studies administers Summer Session on the UW-Madison campus, including academic, administrative, budget, student services, marketing, and research support for the approximately 1,000 class-based courses and 800 independent study courses offered in 70 sessions between late May and mid-August.
Explore credit opportunities offered through the UW System, including Adult Learning and Distance Learning. Visit uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/