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.

TermRegistration Begins/
Permission Numbers Available
Preview Week BeginsStart DateEnd Date
Summer 2023March 13, 2023May 23, 2023May 30, 2023August 11, 2023
Fall 2023April 10, 2023August 29, 2023September 05, 2023December 15, 2023
Spring 2024November 13, 2023January 16, 2024January 23, 2024May 03, 2024
Summer 2024March 11, 2024May 21, 2024May 28, 2024August 09, 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, all your application materials must be submitted by April 1 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.