University of Wisconsin–Madison
UW-Madison Summer students engaged in conversation at the Memorial Union as the sun sets.

Isn’t it time for your summer breakthrough?

The doors are open at UW–Madison for adults interested in taking a class to enhance a skill, explore a new career path, prepare for graduate school, or pursue an interest.

Applying is free and there’s no obligation. Here’s how:

  1. Explore our summer courses and programs.
  2. Apply to UW–Madison using the UW System application. Select the classification that best meets your needs:
    • Professional development or personal enrichment: UNDS
    • Preparation for admission to graduate or professional school: UNRS
  3. Allow 5 to 7 days for application processing.
  4. After you are admitted, follow UW–Madison enrollment instructions to enroll in courses, beginning in April.

Interested in learning a new subject but don’t care about earning the credits? Guest auditing allows you to sit in on lecture-style university courses without taking exams or completing assignments. Learn more:

Senior Learning doesn’t just happen in the summertime. Discover more options at Senior Learning at UW-Madison.

Available year-round, the Division of Continuing Studies offers hundreds of courses for learners of all ages. Keep your skills up to date or try something new. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) may apply.