Earn credit online this summer
This summer, experience UW–Madison academics from anywhere in the world. Taught by prestigious instructors from the university’s face-to-face courses, online Summer Term courses are a convenient way to make progress toward your degree and lighten your load for a future semester. They also pair well with a summer job or internship.
The Online Course Experience
What’s it like to take an online course at UW–Madison? Expect to be an active participant in the learning process. You’ll learn through tools such as podcasts, mini lectures, discussion forums, online journals, and multimedia elements. You may connect with your instructor–and your classmates–through collaborative documents such as wikis, videoconferencing apps like Skype, emailing, texting and a host of interactive activities. You’ll submit assignments and exams online, too.
Online courses meet through Learn@UW, which provides a virtual classroom for your learning. They often consist of modules that divide the course material into easy-to-digest portions. An eight-week course might be split into four modules lasting two weeks apiece, or eight modules covering different topics. Instructors provide a syllabus listing important assignments, deadlines, virtual office hours, and a weekly flow diagram (also known as a weekly rhythm) that illustrates how to structure your week to succeed in the course.
Are you a student from another university?
Whether on campus or online, we’d love to have you spend your summer with us! Learn how to apply to take a summer course.
Speak to an advisor at your school and gain prior approval before enrolling in a course. Most schools have a formal process for transferring credits. If you’re a student at another UW System school, see how UW–Madison credits may apply to requirements at your institution using the Transfer Wizard. Then talk to your advisor to make sure transfer credits apply to your major or academic program.
Featured online summer courses
There are 200 courses offered online during Summer Term. Below are a sample of courses.