Starting Fall 2019, UW Colleges Online will become UW College Courses Online.

UW Academics. Your Way.

Most people know that attending the University of Wisconsin means you’ll have access to world class courses, student-focused instructors, and expansive support services and resources. That’s clear. So what are you missing out on when you attend UW Colleges Online? Absolutely nothing. In fact, this fully accredited, student-centric college offers you even more – the flexibility of our online platform, lower costs, and full transferability to any UW campus.

Find the Path That’s Right for You.

Earn an Online Associates Degree

The Associate of Arts and Science degree is the foundation for all UW college majors and Bachelor’s degrees, and represents to employers that you offer communication and critical thinking skills. UW Colleges Online partners with a number of on- and off-line institutions, and your Associate of Arts and Science degree can lead you to a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Education, Criminal Justice, BSN Completion and many other majors. 

Prepare for a Bachelors Degree

Work toward your University of Wisconsin Bachelor’s degree by participating in the Guaranteed Transfer program. If you are a new student (without any completed or transferred college credit) and you meet the program requirements, the agreement guarantees your transfer as a junior into the UW System school of your choosing. Not planning to attend a UW institution? Not a problem. You can rest assured that your UW Colleges Online credits will transfer other universities and online learning institutions. 

Take Classes Online

No matter who you are – a current UW System student, an active-duty service member, a high school student looking for university credit, or a lifelong learner interested in individual classes – UW Colleges Online is made for you. We offer over 125 courses online, which means you can take the exact classes you need, when it fits into your schedule. Plus, the credits transfer to hundreds of accredited institutions nationwide. 

UW Colleges Online Benefits

UW Institution

No need to sacrifice quality of education for convenience. UW Colleges Online is a fully accredited UW College, with over 125 unique courses taught by UW College instructors. 

Student Centered Living

Just because we’re online, does not mean we sacrifice support. On the contrary, UW Colleges Online offers full student support services, including one-on-one advising, financial aid help and more. 

Lower Cost

With the lowest tuition and fees in the UW System, UW Colleges Online provides affordable options for those looking to achieve their UW Associate or Bachelor’s Degree. 

Students Achieve Goals

UW Colleges Online helps students of all types achieve their individual goals – degrees, certifications, job advancement, and more. 

By the Numbers

125 courses /140 sections


Academic sessions per year


Academic departments


UW Instructors

teach online courses each term