University of Wisconsin–Madison
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When you’re ready to apply, follow the instructions below. Some of these links will take you to other UW websites where you can register and find more information.

  • UW-Madison Students

    Current degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate students at UW-Madison, enroll for Summer Term through MyUW.

  • Other College Students
    1. Explore our summer courses and programs.
    2. Gain prior approval from your current institution to ensure these credits will be accepted toward your degree. Most schools have a formal process for doing this.
    3. Apply to UW-Madison using the UW System application (even if you attend another UW campus). After logging in, select visiting student or University Special student from the options.
    4. Submit a recent transcript from your current institution showing that you are in good standing and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
    5. Allow 5 to 7 days for application processing.
    6. After you are admitted, follow UW-Madison enrollment instructions to enroll in courses, beginning in April.
  • International Students
    • If you are a current degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student at UW-Madison, enroll for the Summer Term through MyUW as you would for fall or spring semester. See Current UW-Madison students for more information.
    • Visiting International Students—either inside or outside the United States—who are not on a formal exchange program (UIUL, UIGL, UIDL) and wish to study at UW-Madison for Summer Term or longer, visit Summer at UW-Madison with VISP (Visiting International Student Program)
    • For those wanting to study English as a second language full-time while here at UW–Madison, visit English as a Second Language (UNES)

    Still unsure of which category you should choose? Contact the advisors in Adult Career and Special Student Service at advising@dcs.wisc.edu.

  • Adults & Professionals
    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); or 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.
  • Guest Auditing

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