Adult Career and Special Student Services

Who We Are

ACSSS is your gateway to the vast resources at UW-Madison. We offer programs and services for returning adult and nontraditional students, University Special students, and adults considering a career change. We are also the front door to the Division of Continuing Studies. Whether you’re beginning a new educational or career journey, or just need an answer to a question, we are here to help you confirm your next step.

Who We Serve

ACSSS serves more than 10,000 people each year, offering comprehensive assistance for returning adult and nontraditional degree students, help with career transition, and outreach to employers.
It is the admissions, advising, and academic dean’s office for 4500 University Special students.
The office greets over 1200 DCS visitors each year and help them find the right person to serve them.

Contact Us

Adult Career and Special Student Services
21 N. Park Street, Suite 7101
Madison, WI 53715-1218
608-265-2901 (fax)
608-262-1156 (for questions about noncredit classes)


From our Blog

Nothing will keep these returning adult students from reaching their goals

by Dean Robbins, May 2, 2017

They struggle to study while raising kids, holding down full-time jobs, or adjusting to a new culture and language.

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