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Special student types

We have over 15 different categories of special students! Not sure which category fits you best? Read about all our different types before you apply.

Special student types

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The free Special student application requires personal, educational, and residency information. It takes about 20-30 minutes to complete.

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Once you have applied, visit our Enrollment page for next steps.

Annual security and fire safety report

The 2020 Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report (pdf) contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous three calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. UW–Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department at or 1429 Monroe St., Madison, WI.