Visiting students

UW-La Crosse invites you to Summer Session 2021 - Earn up to 12 credits over the summer!

Visiting students (also called special non-degree students) are students who attend summer session but do not plan to complete a degree at UW-La Crosse. Visiting students are undergraduate or graduate student completing courses at UW-La Crosse to transfer back to another institution. There are no admission requirements for visiting students but, you do need to complete a special non-degree application for summer session. Visiting students are not required to submit transcripts or pay an application fee.

Transferring the courses back to your home institution 

UW-La Crosse is fully accredited and credits are transferable to other academic institutions of higher education. For information on how UW-La Crosse credits transfer within the UW System and Wisconsin Technical College System, refer to the Transferology website. To complete the transfer process, you will need to request an official transcript be sent to your home institution. Request transcripts from Records & Registration.

Applying to summer session and registering for classes once the registration period has started

Step 1: Visiting students need to complete the University of Wisconsin - Online Admission Application. Select "nondegree/special" when applying.

Step 2: When you are accepted for summer session, you will be issued a nine-digit ID number which will serve as your username to log into WINGS Student Center. You will also receive a password required by the WINGS sign in page.

Step 3:  Once in the WINGS site, you may register for courses, view your schedule and view your tuition bill.

Summer Session 2021

Session I  
May 24, 2021 Begins
June 18, 2021 Final exams/last day of classes
Session II  
June 21, 2021  Begins
July 16, 2021 Final exams/last day of classes
Session III  
July 19, 2021 Begins
August 13, 2021 Final exams/last day of classes
August 18, 2021 Grades due for all Summer Sessions (8 a.m.)

Courses vary in length and may be shorter or longer than the session in which they start. 

  • Current Students: If a course is full, please add your name to the course Wait List AND to the Standby List
  • Visiting Students & Incoming First Year Students: If a course is full, please add your name to the Standby List (you will not have access to the course Wait List).
  • The Standby List opens April 12, 2021.

Contact us:

Briana Meuer, Credit Coordinator

Annette Valeo, Senior Outreach Specialist