Division of Continuing Studies
905 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53715-1005
The Division of Continuing Studies provides a leadership role in coordinating
Summer Sessions, continuing education departments and special programs and
The Office of Summer Sessions allocates instructional budget; stimulates
innovative and special courses for UW-Madison undergraduate, graduate, and
special students; publishes UW- Madison summer publications.
UW-Madison undergraduate students are well represented among the more than
14,500 students enrolling in summer courses. They can choose from over 1,600
credit classes offered in one- to 13-week sessions. Many of the courses
are taught in the Three-Week Early Session and the Eight-Week General Session.
Students can also experience innovative programs available only in summer,
including the University Summer Forum lecture series and the Windows on
In summer, students can earn one credit per week of instruction. Students
often mix and match sessions to earn nearly a semester's worth of credits
during a summer--credits that enable students to graduate on schedule and
in some cases, graduate earlier.
Continuing UW-Madison undergraduates eligible to continue in summer from
spring will automatically be mailed touch-tone registration information
in April; undergraduates not eligible to continue will need to obtain their
dean's permission to register for Summer Sessions. New and reentry UW-Madison
undergraduates should apply for admission early.
All admission, registration, and course information is published in the
Summer Bulletin/Timetable, available in late January from
the Office of Summer Sessions, 905 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715-1005.
Call 608/262-2115 (after hours, 262-4352). Fax: 608/265-2901.
University Special and Guest Students
The Office of University Special and Guest Students provides academic advising,
admission, records, and other support services for nearly 2,000 nondegree
students enrolling each semester as University Special and Guest students.
There are seven classifications of University Special students--undergraduates
frequently use two of these classifications. Recent UW graduates may enroll
in the UNRS category of University Special students to take course work
for entrance into graduate or professional schools; for licensing or employment
purposes; or to take credit classes beyond the regular degree requirements.
Undergraduate students visiting from other universities and transferring
credits back to their "home" academic institution enroll in the
UNVS classification. Early admission application is encouraged for all classifications.
University Special students pay the regular per-credit undergraduate fees
and tuition; Guest students pay reduced fees, enroll for audit-only purposes,
and use limited University facilities. For information and an application,
request the University Special and Guest Student Brochure from the Office
of University Special and Guest Students, 905 University Avenue, Madison
WI 53715-1005. Call 608/262-2115 (after hours, 262-4352). Fax: 608/265-2901.
Noncredit Program Opportunities
Undergraduate students interested in supplementing their university credit
classes with noncredit programs will find hundreds of opportunities through
the Division of Continuing Studies departments of Arts, Communication Programs,
Health and Human Issues, and Liberal Studies and Governmental Affairs. For
program descriptions and registration information, students should request
the Outreach Program Catalog published three times a year by the
Program Information and Publications Office, 610 Langdon Street, Madison,
WI 53703. Call 608/262-1156. Fax: 608/265-2475.
Undergraduate students often earn credits through Independent Learning courses
arranged through UW-Extension. Many of the wide range of correspondence
and audiovisual courses have been developed by UW-Madison faculty. Credits
can be applied toward a baccalaureate degree from any institution in the
UW System. Before enrolling in Independent Learning courses, students should
check with an adviser in the school or college to make sure the chosen course
is appropriate for the degree program. Students currently enrolled at a
UW System institution should follow the regulations governing Independent
Learning. For example, written permission may be required to register for
Independent Learning courses. To request a catalog, call 608/263-2055 (toll
free 800/442-6460) or pick up a copy at the Registration Office, Room 104,
432 North Lake Street, Madison, WI 53706.
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