Please Note: Transcript orders are processed on Tuesdays and Fridays only. Due to our office moving to a new location, we will be unable to process transcript orders the week of June 14-18, 2021. All requests, including overnight requests, received after 2pm central time on June 10th will be processed on Tuesday June 22nd. Independent Learning Students, the Independent Learning Website and student accounts will be unavailable due to maintenance from Friday, June 18th at 8am, until Monday, June 21st. If you run into any issues after this time please contact us at

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.

Self-Paced 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.

Open Enrollment

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.

Expert Faculty

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.

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