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.
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|Semester||Application opens||Application submission deadline||Classes start|
|Summer 2023||Deadline passed||Deadline passed||May 22, 2023|
|Fall 2023||Start 1: April 17, 2023
Start 2: April 17, 2023
|Start 1: July 15, 2023
Start 2: Sep. 15, 2023
|Start 1: Sep. 6, 2023
Start 2: Oct. 30, 2023
|Spring 2024||Start 1: Oct. 1, 2023
Start 2: Oct. 1, 2023
|Start 1: Dec. 15, 2023
Start 2: Feb. 15, 2024
|Start 1: Jan. 23, 2024
Start 2: March 18, 2024
|Summer 2024||Feb. 15, 2024||April 15, 2024||May 20, 2024|
|*If deadline falls on a weekend, it is extended to the next business day.
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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