UW–Madison Online offers multiple start dates, providing students with flexibility to meet their goals and needs. The Business Administration-Human Resources BBA, Business Administration-Management BBA and Business Administration-Marketing BBA degree programs offer multiple start dates and a mix of 8- and 16-week courses, with most courses offered in an 8-week format. You may apply for Start 1 or Start 2 with any of the Business Administration programs.
The Consumer Finance & Financial Planning BS degree program offers most courses in a 16-week format. If you are interested in this program, please consider applying for Start 1.
If you are unsure when you would like to start, contact an enrollment coach to plan your path and determine the right timing for you. We’re here to support you!
|Semester||Application opens||Application submission deadline||Classes start|
|Spring 2024||Start 1: Aug. 1, 2023
Start 2: Aug. 1, 2023
|Start 1: Dec. 15, 2023
Start 2: Feb. 15, 2024
|Start 1: Jan. 23, 2024
Start 2: Mar. 18, 2024
|Summer 2024||Aug. 1, 2023||Apr. 15, 2024||May 20, 2024|
|Fall 2024||Start 1: Sep. 18, 2023
Start 2: Sep. 18, 2023
|Start 1: Jul. 15, 2024
Start 2: Sep. 15, 2024
|Start 1: Sep. 4, 2024
Start 2: Oct. 28, 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.
**Please note that the Common App is offline every year July 15–August 1 for maintenance, upgrades and campus updates. If you have an incomplete application after July 15, you will receive additional instructions to help you prepare your application for the next cycle. Reach out to your enrollment coach with any questions.
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.
Important: Applying online vs. on-campus
You may not be considered for admission to both the residential (on-campus) program and UW–Madison Online for the same term. If you wish to apply as a transfer student to the residential program, please learn more at the Office of Admissions and Recruitment. If you applied for either residential or online and wish to be considered for the other program prior to receiving an admission decision, you must request to withdraw your application in writing to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment and then submit a new application to the desired program.
Apply for your degree
With 12 transferable semester hours of college level work post-high school, you can submit an application online.