Visiting students

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UW-La Crosse Invites you to Summer Session 2023! Earn up to 12 credits over the summer.

UW-La Crosse invites you to Summer Session!

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 if you were not enrolled in a UWL course during the term immediately preceding summer term. Visiting students are not required to submit transcripts or pay an application fee.

Visiting student registration opens April 4!

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 & registering for classes

Apply for admission to UW-La Crosse:

  1. Go to: Online Admission Application. If you have not completed this application before, you must create a login. If you have completed this application before, but do not remember your login, please contact the UW HELP Line: 1.800.442.6459 for assistance. It will be easier to complete the application if you are logged into your previous account as the website has your information saved. Please note: this username and password are unique to this online application form.
    • Carefully answer initial application questions to ensure appropriate application is submitted:
      • Applying To: UW-La Crosse
      • Choose Your Program: Nondegree/Special
      • Term: Summer 2023
  2. Applicants are required to answer questions about income tax, driver’s license history and years voted in elections in order to ensure their application is complete. These questions may not apply to applicants but are required. Please make sure to review your personal information each time you submit an application for admission.
  3. Please disregard application questions regarding:
    • Payment
    • Essay/Personal Statement on why you want to attend UWL
  4. At the end, click ‘Final Check for Errors’. If no errors are found sign and submit the application. You will receive a confirmation number upon successful submission.


Registering for classes & tuition

  1. Once admitted to UW-La Crosse for Summer Session, you will be issued a nine-digit identification number. The ID number will server as your user name to log into WINGS Student Center. You will also receive a required password to use when you log into WINGS.
  2. You can register for classes (once the registration period has started), view your schedule and tuition bill in  WINGS.
  3. Tuition will be charged to your student WINGS account and you may pay online through WINGS.

Three sessions are available!

Session 1

  • Begins: May 20
  • Final exams/last day of classes: June 14

Session 2

  • Begins: June 17
  • Final exams/last day of classes: July 12

Session 3

  • Begins: July 15
  • Final exams/last day of classes: August 9

Grades due for all Summer Sessions: 8 a.m., August 14, 2024

Courses vary in length and may be shorter or longer than the session in which they start. Students may earn up to 12 credits during Summer Session.

  • Current Students: If a course is full, please add your name to the course Wait List in WINGS. 

Contact us:

Olga Santoyo-Garcia  Profile of Olga Santoyo-Garcia

Credit Coordinator
220 Morris Hall

Specialty areas:

Non-credit and credit program support; event logistics; graduate program applicant and student assistance. 

Primary contact for student Commencement questions and for Summer/Winter Session.