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.
Permission Numbers Available
|Preview Week Begins||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall 2022||April 11, 2022||August 30, 2022||September 06, 2022||December 16, 2022|
|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|
*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!