UW-Madison Online offers multiple start dates, providing students with flexibility to meet their goals and needs. A mix of 8-week and 16-week courses are offered, with most courses in an 8-week format.
Contact an enrollment coach to plan your path.
|Semester||Application opens||Application submission deadline||Classes start|
|Summer 2022**||Dec. 1, 2022||April 15, 2022||May 23, 2022|
|Fall 2022***||Start 1: April 1, 2022
Start 2: April 1, 2022
|Start 1: July 15, 2022
Start 2: Oct. 1, 2022
|Start 1: Sept. 7, 2022
Start 2: Oct. 31, 2022
|Spring 2023***||Start 1: Sept. 1, 2022
Start 2: Sept. 1, 2022
|Start 1: Dec. 15, 2022
Start 2: Feb. 15, 2023
|Start 1: Jan. 24, 2023
Start 2: March 20, 2023
|*If deadline falls on a weekend, it is extended to the next business day.
**There are multiple start dates for summer session. This is the date for the first session.
***Starting in Fall 2022 courses will be offered in 8- and 16-week sessions. Questions? Contact an enrollment coach.
Admissions decisions for UW–Madison Online are released on a rolling basis.
Note: These application deadlines are for students planning to enroll in one of the fully online degrees offered through UW–Madison Online. If you are looking for the application deadlines for UW–Madison’s face-to-face programs, visit the UW–Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment. Students are unable to apply to both online and residential programs for the same term. Only the first submitted application will be accepted. Students who have already submitted an application for either residential or online, and wish to be considered for the other program, must wait and reapply for admission for a different term.
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With 12 transferable semester hours of college level work post-high school, you can submit an application online.