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 of over 70 courses, 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.
I just wanted to thank you for all of your feedback throughout this course. To be honest, I wasn’t thrilled about taking this class at the end of my college career and saw it as a means to an end. But it’s funny, because for as long as I can remember I wanted to be a writer after high school. It seems that as I went through college I lost that part of myself. After taking this course, I remembered my love for writing. I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate all of your feedback and encouragement- it has helped me to realize how much I’ve missed writing.
– Brittany Snowden
It was so refreshing to feel like I had personal time with an instructor. Coming out of major lecture halls just amplified how great your one-on-one and personalized methods were. Thank you again for all your help this semester.
– Nathan Van Hogen
I was two classes away from earning my BA in Communications from UW-Oshkosh. I did not want to take another semester’s worth of credits, because I was running out of time and money.
My adviser immediately suggested UW Independent Learning courses. It was a wonderful experience — if anyone has the opportunity to take these classes, I highly recommend it.
– Michael Koteles, UW-Oshkosh graduate