Covid-19: updates for special students

Spring 2020

Special grading option

UW-Madison is introducing a special grading option for students in response to the Covid-19 events. This policy applies to all students enrolled in courses that award A-F grades and includes all University Special students taking classes for credit.

From the Office of the Registrar:

Summer 2020

Summer term 2020 for University Special students

Chancellor Blank has decided to suspend in-person Summer Term classes therefore only online classes will be offered. Many in-person classes are being converted to an online format. Here is what you need to know if you are planning to take a class at UW–Madison this summer.

  • Out of concern for the safety of UW–Madison students, faculty and staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, Chancellor Blank has suspended in-person Summer Term courses.
  • Summer Term will continue online, and enrollment for most Special students begins April 6 (check your MyUW Student Center for your specific enrollment date and time).
  • Summer Term had already planned to offer over 300 online courses—more than ever before.
  • Departments are shifting instruction for courses from in-person to online where possible. We recommend watching this webpage and the Course Search and Enroll app for updates.
  • As always, if you have enrolled or do enroll in courses and need to drop for any reason, it is possible to receive a refund as long as you drop your class(es) within the refund schedule period. This schedule depends on the length of your summer course with our 100% tuition refund ranging from the first day of class (for a two-week course) to the end of the first week (for an 8-week course). Please see tuition refund schedule here:
  • Guest auditors please see the Senior Guest auditor FAQs page for more information

Helpful links

Office of the Registrar Summer term dates and deadlines Choose 1206 Summer 2020 from term drop-down list

Summer Term Summer Term is updating their website with new information as it becomes available

Adult Career and Special Student Services ACSSS is your dean’s office and we are happy to help you with any questions you might have. Contact us at 608-263-6960 or