Launching for summer 2022, the Online Only (UNOL) classification of Special students was created to provide an opportunity for non-Wisconsin residents to take online courses through UW–Madison at a lower tuition rate. Students eligible for this classification are nonresidents of Wisconsin, not in a UW–Madison degree program, and planning to only take online classes. Advisors in ACSSS will review applications to ensure that applicants are an appropriate fit for UNOL. Admitted UNOL students will be required to meet course requisites, enroll after all degree-seeking students, and held to 6 credits per term.
UW–Madison online classes have not typically been sought out by nonresidents, unless tied to another program, due to the high cost of nonresident tuition. The lower fee associated with the UNOL classification would allow nonresidents of Wisconsin to fill empty seats in online classes giving them access to the high quality, world-class education provided by our university.