UW–Madison students talking on Library Mall on a beautiful summer day.

UW–Madison Students

Design the summer that's right for you!

Taking Summer Term courses means you can get ahead in your studies and lighten your load during fall or spring. In just a few weeks, add a semester’s worth of work to your academic achievements—and still have time to savor the best of summer.

From the university’s most in-demand courses to advanced topics, Summer Term combines flexibility with academic rigor. Sessions are 3 weeks, 4 weeks, or 8 weeks long. You’ll cover the same material as you would during a traditional semester, but everything moves faster. It’s a quick but manageable pace.

Plus, it’s actually less expensive to complete your degree in four years with two Summer Terms rather than taking a fifth year. Check with your advisor for details.

Current degree-seeking undergraduates or graduate students can enroll for Summer Term through MyUW.


Student programming robot in class

If you are a current degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student at UW–Madison, enroll for Summer Term through MyUW as you would for fall or spring semester.

All students will be assigned an Earliest Appointment Time which can be viewed through the Student Center module in MyUW in mid-March.

Enrollment schedule (discover the earliest date you can enroll) 

Tuition & Fees

Summer student riding his bike through Camp Randal on a beautiful summer day.

Several support offices on campus can assist you with different aspects of your summer tuition and fees.

The Office of the Registrar posts the summer tuition and fee rates for all students. The Bursar’s Office provides the tuition bill as an electronic eBill. The Bursar’s Office sends an alert to students’ wisc.edu and to Authorized Payers’ email when a new eBill is available to view on the secure website. The Office of Student Financial Aid assists students in determining eligibility for grants and loans.


Student moving into Dejope hall

Located in the heart of campus, with easy access to bus lines, dining halls, fitness centers and more, they’re a convenient place to live and get to know other students. Please contact University Housing for more information and how to apply.

Looking for off-campus housing near UW–Madison? The Campus Area Housing (CAH) office maintains a free, searchable list of rental vacancies, sublets, Private Housing Connections properties and roommate openings in apartments and houses.