Education planning

Is now the time for additional education?

Recent and new grads may be considering more education in light of an uncertain job market. Those who find themselves unemployed may be thinking about retraining or degree completion.

We recommend you do your research before applying to any educational programs. Here are some resources to help you.

Talk with a counselor or advisor We can help you determine if going back to school makes sense for you.

Paying for college Learn about options for financing your education at UW–Madison.

Explore options at UW–Madison There are many options for continuing your education and gaining new skills at UW–Madison. We offer degree completion,  professional degrees and certificates, noncredit study, and more, in both online and in-person instruction.

Plans changed due to Covid-19? We understand the pandemic has disrupted the education plans of many students. If you have not yet started or completed an undergraduate degree and are looking for options to earn college credit this fall, we’d love to hear from you.

Consider other UW System schools With campuses all over the state and many online programs, there are numerous options for you.

The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) offers more than 500 programs awarding two-year associate degrees, one- and two-year technical diplomas and short-term technical diplomas and certificates.

Note, some programs have extended deadlines and waived certain requirements due to Covid-19 so make sure to ask when researching programs.