UW Extended Campus Program Dates

Online Semester-Based Programs

Semester-based degree programs and certificates offer three start dates: fall, spring, and summer semester.

Starting your application early will ensure you have plenty of time to gather required materials (such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.), apply for financial aid, transfer credits, and complete the application. Please visit your program-specific application page for more information.

Term Registration Begins/
Permission Numbers Available
Preview Week Begins Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 November 14, 2022 January 17, 2023 January 24, 2023 May 05, 2023
Summer 2023 March 13, 2023 May 23, 2023 May 30, 2023 August 11, 2023
Fall 2023 April 10, 2023 August 29, 2023 September 05, 2023 December 15, 2023
Spring 2024 November 13, 2023 January 16, 2024 January 23, 2024 May 03, 2024

*Please visit the program page to learn more about when all application materials need to be completed.

Online Competency-Based Programs

Competency-based programs and certificates, such as those offered through the UW Flexible Option, are completed in 12-week subscription periods instead of semesters. Subscription periods begin every month, however, application materials must be submitted a month prior to the desired start date.

For example, if you would like to start your program on the May start date, your application materials must be submitted by the April start date to be considered for your desired subscription start date. 

*Please visit the important dates to remember page on the UW Flexible Option website.

Individual courses via Independent Learning

Independent Learning courses do not require an application and are not tied to a semester—start when it is convenient for you!

Have questions? Contact an enrollment adviser at:

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Enrollment advisers are available Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST, or by appointment.