How to Register

Whether you register by phone, fax, mail or in person, you will want to know the start date and program number (listed in parenthesis after course title or section) for each program. Please register and pay your course fees before the first class.

Register by phone--608-262-2451 (TDD 265-2370)

7:00 am-4:30 pm Monday through Friday

Call and charge the noncredit course to your VISA, MasterCard or American Express account. When you register by phone, we'll fill out the registration form for you. Please have all the necessary information handy before you call. Credit card registrations cannot be made for courses that are taken for UW-Madison credit.

Register by mail

Print the registration form available online or cut it from the back cover of the program catalog. Use one form for each class. Include a separate check to cover the fee for each course in which you register. Two or more people registering for the same course may send a single check. Send your registration forms and checks made payable to UW-Madison to: The Madison Registration Office, Room 139 Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706.

Register by fax--265-3163 or toll-free: 800-741-7416

You can send your registration form by fax if you pay by credit card or provide a purchase order number.

Register in person

Bring your registration form to the Madison Registration Office, Room 139 Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison WI. The office is open from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

PDF Registration form

Our registration form is also available as a .PDF document. View PDF registration form.

Register early

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, if the fee is included. To find out if a class with limited registration is still open, call 608-262-2451. Late registrations are accepted if there is room in the class.


For limited-registration programs, 80 percent of the fee is refunded if the registration office receives your notice of withdrawal at least 48 hours before the program begins. For other noncredit programs, an 80 percent refund is made if the registration office receives your notice before the second meeting. No refund is made after that time.

Cancellation of classes

Noncredit classes are canceled if other classes on the UW-Madison campus are canceled due to weather or other emergencies. Madison-area radio and TV stations announce cancellations. If a single program is canceled, you will be notified by phone. Please include your daytime and evening phone numbers on the registration form.

Also of interest:

Go to catalog of UW-Madison Continuing Studies programs.

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