The Courses You’ve Been Looking For. Where and When You Need Them.
University of Wisconsin Independent Learning offers a more convenient way for you to meet your goals through a large catalog of online and distance learning courses.
With no pre-set class times or due dates, and up to six months to finish courses, UW Independent Learning allows you to learn at a pace you’re comfortable with.
Register for courses any day of the year. You’ll never be placed on a waitlist or miss out on a course due to seat caps, so you can be sure you’ll have access to the courses you need.
Our expert faculty members are present and engaged in your course experience. They’re all experts in their fields and associated with the University of Wisconsin System.
Explore Our Catalog
With an ever-growing catalog, you’ll find an option that meets your needs— whether it’s a general education requirement, a professional development course, or simply a topic that interests you.
Spanish 101: First Semester Spanish
I found my Independent Learning professors to be incredibly accessible and helpful as I worked through the material. I really appreciated being able to set my own deadlines and schedule when it came to completing assignments and exams… Independent Learning was the perfect way for me to stay on a four-year plan without ever feeling rushed or short-changed. UW Independent Learning has been a great experience for me and I would recommend it to anyone looking to do a little more learning.
– Samantha Nham
This was exactly the kind of class I needed to be in. It has truly revitalized my confidence as a student and proved to me that I am ready to tackle the remainder of my undergraduate work.
– Jonathan Ainley
When realizing that I only had one more course requirement to complete my degree at University of Wisconsin-Madison, I decided to do the course through UW Independent Learning, which allowed me to be anywhere in the world while finishing up my degree. I decided to go to Bangladesh and work for an NGO to explore career opportunities while finishing up the course. The online assignments worked efficiently, the professor was helpful and responsive, and I could work at my own speed in any location I wanted.
– Melissa Kostiuk