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Collage of outstretched hand and graduation cap with dollar sign. Help available for low-income students

Explore educational resources and financial aid options for low-income students, including scholarships, state aid, online education and more.

person on graduation stage speaking to a large crowd Accessing higher education as an adult

To celebrate National Higher Education Day, we talked with one of our education experts out how adult students can better access higher ed.

Michelle Jackson sits with her laptop talking to a student across a long table with red tablecloth. Jackson has long blonde hair and is wearing a red blazer. The student has long dark hair and wears glasses and a maroon and white striped sweater. Explore career pathways this summer with these resources and tips

Career Exploration Center Director Michelle Jackson explains how you can leverage your summer to plan for what’s next.

UW–Madison Online graduates Manny Avila and Erin Vranas stand on either side of Bucky Badger flashing the "W" with their fingers. Manny, on left, has dark hair and glasses and is wearing his graduation cap and gown. Erin, on right, is wearing a white sleeveless top and has long blonde hair. Photos: Celebrating UW–Madison Online’s first-ever grads

Take a look at the festivities from UW–Madison Online’s inaugural graduation event. Graduates shared the morning with family, friends, staff and Bucky!

Odyssey Beyond Bars featured on 93.1 JAMZ

Krista Uelmen from Krista & The Morning Rush spoke with Kevin Mullen, Assistant Professor & Co-Director of the UW Odyssey Project, and Mark Español, Odyssey Beyond Bars Alumni & DJ.

Episode 22: Graduate School Virtual Open House Highlights

Didn’t have a chance to attend our Spring 2024 Virtual Open House? Check out this episode to hear what you missed, including clips from our student panel. Materials from the open house are still available for a short time.

Episode 21: Graduate School Virtual Open House Preview

Is graduate school in your future? Learn more about our Spring 2024 Virtual Open House where you’ll explore top-ranked options at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In this episode we’ll provide details about what to expect at the open house, including information on the application process, student experiences and services and resources available to graduate students.

Julie Dahl Dr. Julie Dahl pioneers award-winning language instruction for adult learners

Dahl describes what makes her award-winning Spanish courses effective for adult learners. Two of her students share their language learning experience and the impact it’s made.

Jenny Pressman Award-winning Odyssey Project development director shares ‘love of humanity’ despite harrowing family history

Read about Jenny Pressman’s award-winning work for the UW Odyssey Project as well as her life story that shapes who she is and what she does for her community.

Start the year by cleaning up your digital footprint

Learn some tips from our experts on how to assess and revive your online presence for professional purposes.

Quiz yourself on lifelong learning

It’s the season for reflecting on our accomplishments, setting new goals and celebrating how we’ve grown over the last year. Challenge your memory and review…

Episode 20: Application Assistance – Considerations for International Students

If you’re an international applicant, check out our episode about what to keep in mind when applying to a graduate program. You’ll learn details about admissions requirements specific to international applicants.

Episode 19: Application Assistance – Statement of Purpose

Listen to our application assistance episode with our recruitment staff sharing strategies for writing your statement of purpose when applying to graduate school.

Episode 18: Application Assistance – Letters of Recommendation

Check out our graduate program application assistance episode where recruitment staff share strategies for requesting letters of recommendation.

Episode 17: Application Assistance – Preparing Materials

Curious about commonly required application materials for graduate programs? Listen to our recruitment staff talk about preparing high-quality materials so you feel confident submitting your application to UW–Madison.

Episode 16: How to develop in your data career

Learn about UW–Madison’s highly-ranked graduate programs in data science and analytics and how these programs empower students with in-demand skills.

Support for college students facing basic needs insecurity

Learn about realities and resources for college students facing basic needs insecurity, and how colleges and universities can offer help.

Episode 15: Explore career-boosting online engineering graduate programs (Part 2)

Rejoin the conversation with Heather Smith, director of the online Interdisciplinary Professional Programs, and Steve North, chief engineer and associate director at Collins Aerospace, to hear how you can prepare yourself for a conversation with your manager about investing in your education and career growth.

Episode 14: Explore career-boosting online engineering graduate programs (Part 1)

Learn about UW–Madison’s top-ranked engineering graduate programs and how the fully online master’s degrees provide technical training to meet industry demand and help students with career growth. Hear from Heather Smith, director of the online Interdisciplinary Professional Programs, and Steve North, a program alumnus and chief engineer and associate director from Collins Aerospace.

Higher education possible for undocumented students

Attending college in the U.S. as an adult student who is undocumented or a DACA recipient is complicated but not impossible. Here are some things to consider.

Finding your groove in college as an adult student

Returning to school as an adult student can be challenging. An educational counselor shares tips to help you through the process.

Episode 13: Explore Professional Programs in Health and Medicine

Learn from experts and an alum about UW–Madison’s Clinical Nutrition professional programs, as well as the demand for workers in clinical nutrition and other healthcare fields.

What adult learners should consider about online degrees

Online programs are expanding access for groups who’ve been left out of university spaces. See what adult learners should consider about online degrees.

Odyssey Project receives $1 million match from Pleasant Rowland Foundation

The gift to the Odyssey Future Fund will support the UW Odyssey Project’s long-term sustainability and student success for years to come.