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Ready to be a Badger?

If you’re ready to finish your degree, we’re here to help.

Complete your bachelor’s degree through UW–Madison Online with programs that give you the flexibility to continue living your life while finishing what you started. These degree programs offer multiple start dates and a mix of 8- and 16-week courses, with most courses in an 8-week format.

You’ll end up with a coveted degree from a top-ranked institution, just like our on-campus Badgers.

Our holistic application process helps us find remarkable students who will add to the legacy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. We read each application thoroughly, and we don’t use formulas or charts. UW–Madison has the same selective admissions standards for both our online and residential programs, but there’s no required minimum grade point average (GPA).

Choose the one that describes you best

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I’m a transfer student

I earned at least 12 college credits from another school and now want to finish my bachelor’s degree online at UW–Madison.

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I’m a returning Badger

I attended UW–Madison as an undergrad, but didn’t finish my degree. I haven’t been enrolled in classes here in more than a semester.

Students take notes while Senior Lecturer Paul Hooker presents the first day of Chemistry 103

I’m a first-year student

I want to attend UW–Madison on campus, in person. I need to enroll for the first time and earn college credits.

You've got a team from day one.

Zach Benson

Zachary Benson

Position title: Enrollment Coach and Director of Student Call Center

Leanne Johnson

Leanne Johnson

Position title: Academic and career advisor

Kayla Schween

Kayla Schween

Position title: Enrollment Coach

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Karen Thomas

Position title: Director, Office of Online Student Success

It's not just a degree, it's a community.

That’s right. When you attend UW–Madison Online, you’re among friends, peers and a network of Badgers all over the world. The stories below highlight some of the programs, personalities and people that make it all happen here. Get to know your community, even before you log on your first day of class.