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University Special students

Guest auditors


Applying and Enrolling

Applying as a University Special student 

If you are not currently enrolled in a UW-Madison degree program, but want to take UW-Madison courses for credit or want to audit courses as a Guest or Senior Guest, use our University Special student application


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    Application FAQs:

    How long does it take to complete the application? Allow 30-60 minutes to complete the application. 

    What questions will I have to answer? In addition to personal and education information, you will be asked some questions to determine residency. Note: While it may seem unusual to be asked questions about your parents, it is one of the quickest ways to establish your residency for tuition purposes so please answer all questions completely to avoid delays in processing your application. 

    Will I receive confirmation that my application was received? Yes, as long as you remember to hit submit!  You will receive an email submission confirmation from our office (UW-Madison ACSSS) within one business day.

    How long before I hear about my admission decision? In most cases your application will be processed within 2 weeks.  We will notify you via email if additional information is required.

    For assistance with the application: