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Summer Calendar

Take advantage of an early 4-week session, May 17-June 11. 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

Course Preview open:
December 4, 2020

Full Course Guide open:
February 22, 2021

Scholarship applications open:
February 12, 2021

Scholarship applications close:
April 11, 2021

Early Start

Wisconsin Experience Summer Launch application deadline:
May 1, 2021

International Student Summer Institute application deadline:
May 1, 2021

Engineering Summer Launch application deadline:
May 1, 2021

CALS Quickstart application deadline:
May 1, 2021

Study Abroad Summer Launch application deadline:
April 16, 2021

Transfer Early Start Program application deadline:
May 10, 2021


Enrollment times assigned:
The week of March 22, 2021

Enrollment open for UW-Madison students:
The week of April 5, 2021

Enrollment open for visiting students:
April 12, 2021

Popular Sessions

Early 4 week session:
May 17-June 11, 2021

8 week session:
June 14-Aug 6, 2021

4 week session:
June 14-July 9, 2021

4 week session:
July 12-Aug 6. 2021

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 2021 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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