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


NEW! This year, take advantage of an early 4-week session, May 21 – June 17. Choose from 60+ classes that fulfill a variety of requirements, from communication to ethnic studies and biological sciences. Complete a course early, have the rest of your summer free!

If the early session doesn’t fit your schedule, Summer Terms has 90+ 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 courses-200 online-spanning four months, Summer Term offers great choices and convenient times for everyone.

Want 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 2018 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 Enrollment Services Helpline, 608-262-0920, with questions.

Popular Sessions

NEW 4-week Session:

May 21 – June 17, 2018

Early 3-week Session:

May 29 – June 17, 2018

8-week Session:

June 18 – August 12, 2018

4-week Session:

June 18 – July 15, 2018

4-week Session:

July 16 – August 12, 2018