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Education Planning

If you are thinking about returning to school (regardless of what school), but aren’t sure where to start, staff at Adult Career and Special Student Services can help. You can schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor, participate in one or more of our workshops and/or utilize our online resources.

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Education Planning

Talk with an advisor about returning to school.

Financing your Education

We know that the cost of tuition is an important factor in your decision to return to school. There are resources available to help you determine how to finance your education. It will take time and effort, but we recommend you invest the time to explore all the options.

From our blog

Badger Ready gives adult students a pathway to a UW–Madison degree

Adult students who left college can prove their academic abilities in the new University of Wisconsin–Madison program.


What: Individual appointments, workshops and resources for adults interested in continuing their education.

Who: Offered by highly qualified education advisors.

Where/when: Through the year in Madison — workshops as well as individual appointments.

Questions? Email or call 608‑263-6960.

Read Education Planning Stories

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.

What continuing education can do for you

Curious about what continuing education can do for you? Read this column by one of our expert educational counselors that appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal.

Transferring to a 4-year school may be worth it

Earning a bachelor’s degree can boost your career — and your salary. Here are six tips for transferring to a 4-year school after earning your associate degree.

Taking a break from school can prove beneficial

There are many good reasons students choose to take time away from college. UW–Madison student Annie Lewis shares her story.

Continuing Studies welcomes Dr. Nidia Bañuelos to faculty

A Q&A with UW–Madison’s new assistant professor of adult, continuing and higher education.

Set yourself up for a successful school year by leveraging school resources

As the school year commences, be prepared to reach out and ask your school for help when it comes to your academics, health and financial well-being.

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