A resource for high school students to earn UW credits—online

UW Extended Campus offers two flexible ways for your students to earn online college credits during high school.

The University of Wisconsin Associate of Arts and Sciences and Independent Learning programs allow high school students access to a high quality UW education. Courses are taught by the same expert faculty members who teach on campus courses within the UW System. Taking courses in both programs helps high school students get a jumpstart on college, by earning transferable credits before they step on campus. 

  • The semester-based UW Associate of Arts and Sciences program features general education courses that form the foundation of many bachelor’s degrees in the UW System and other four-year schools. Learn more about the AAS program and download our program guide. 
  • UW Independent Learning’s courses are self-paced with no pre-set class times or due dates, and open enrollment ensures students can start when it’s convenient for them and are never wait-listed. Learn more about Independent Learning and download our course list.

Bookmark our website for an easy resource for your students who want to get a jumpstart on their college education. 

Courses in the UW Associate of Arts and Sciences or UW Independent Learning programs can help you reach your goals:

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Earn a foundational degree 

This broad liberal arts AAS degree fulfills the general educational requirements at UW System schools and other campuses. 

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Fulfill prerequisite courses

AAS and IL courses can count toward admittance to a bachelor’s degree program. 

Have Questions About the Program?

Contact an enrollment adviser by phone or email Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

1-877-895-3276 | learn@uwex.edu 

UW Associate of Arts and Sciences is a partnership of UW Extended Campus and

UW Independent Learning is a partnership of UW Extended Campus, industry partners, and leaders in the field, as well as and UW System campuses