Key Resources at UW-Madison

Adult Career and Special Student Services can help you connect with the resources necessary to succeed as a student at UW-Madison.


University Special student - University Special students take classes for credit but are not currently part of a UW-Madison degree program. 

Transfer options - Transfer Admissions is the place to start if you want to learn about the possibility of transferring to UW-Madison to complete your undergraduate degree.

Returning Adult Students - Whether you are a freshman, transfer, or reentry returning adult student, this page has helpful admission information for you.

Graduate students - Step-by-step description of the graduate school application process. 

Programs and requirements

Undergraduate majors - UW-Madison has a plethora of majors - over 130 to choose from!

Academic advisors - Professional advisors are available for each program.

Graduate programs - UW-Madison has hundreds of graduate programs, each with a unique set of requirements.

Finding classes

UW-Madison credit - Search for credit classes at UW-Madison using the Public Class Search or for admitted students, in your MyUW Student Center.

Distance learning - Distance education options at UW-Madison and the UW System.

Registrar's Office

Deadlines - Find deadlines for each semester in the "Enrollment Information" section.

Residency explained - Learn more about how residency for tuition purposes is determined at UW-Madison.

Tuition - Find out what tuition and fees will be for your classification and by semester.

Transcripts - Everything you need to know about ordering transcripts.

Additional campus resources

Transportation and parking - Whether you ride the bus, walk, drive or bike to campus Transportation Services can help.

Nontraditional student resources - UW-Madison has loads of valuable resources to help you in your academic endeavors. 

Financial assistance - Find out about scholarships, grants and awards specifically designed for nontraditional and returning adult students.

Computing resources - Get assistance with access to MyUW, email, Learn@UW and much more.

Noncredit continuing education

Education planning - The place to start if you are considering returning to school after a break.

Career planning - Get information to help plan for your career change and/or job search.

Senior learning - Senior adults can get connected to campus for the joy of learning.

Noncredit classes & programs - Take noncredit classes for professional development or just for fun!

On-call help

Enrollment assistance - 608-262-0920
DoIT/computer or MyUW access - 608-264-HELP (4357)
UW System HELP - 800-442-6459

Contact our office

Adult Career and Special Student Services
21 N Park St, Suite 7101
Madison, WI 53715