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Summer Calendar

Take advantage of an early 4-week session. Choose from classes that fulfill a variety of requirements, from communication to ethnic studies and biological sciences. Complete a course early so you can savor your summer!

If the early session doesn’t fit your schedule, Summer Term has flexible class lengths throughout May, June, July, and August. Most courses are 3-to-8 weeks in length. Learn more about UW–Madison summer courses and programs.

With more than 1,000 course options, Summer Term offers great choices and convenient times for everyone both on campus and online.

Important Dates

Enrollment open:
Enrollment Begins April 3, 2023

Full Course Guide open:
Early January 2023

Scholarship applications open:
February 13, 2023

Scholarship applications close:
April 9, 2023

Early Start

Wisconsin Experience Summer Launch application deadline:
May 4, 2023

International Student Summer Institute application deadline:
May 4, 2023

Engineering Summer Launch application deadline:
May 4, 2023

CALS Quickstart application deadline:
May 1, 2023

Study Abroad Summer Launch application deadline:
April 15, 2023

Transfer Early Start Program application deadline:


Enrollment times assigned:
March 27, 2023

Enrollment open for UW-Madison students:
April 3, 2023

Enrollment open for visiting students:
April 10, 2023

Popular Sessions

Early 4 week session: May 22-Jun 18, 2023

8 Week session: Jun 19-Aug 13, 2023

4 week session: June 19-July 16, 2023

4 week session: July 17-Aug 13, 2023

Want to take a class at a certain time?

  • Go to the Schedule of Classes at the Office of the Registrar.
  • Look for General Public and click Public Class Search.
  • Under the drop-down menu for Term, choose Summer.
  • Under Class Meeting/Instructor, sort by start and end times and days of week.

View the list of 2023 Summer Session Codes.

Add & Drop Deadlines

Deadlines vary widely depending on the summer sessions(s) you are enrolled in. Specific deadline dates can be viewed in your MyUW Student Center. Use the calendar icon displayed on your Summary Grid on the Student Center homepage as well as your My Class Schedule page. Contact the Office of the Registrar with questions.

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