The Lake Mendota shoreline is pictured in an aerial view of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus looking toward the downtown Madison skyline during an autumn sunset on Oct. 5, 2011. Major campus facilities pictured from center to right include Memorial Library, Armory and Gymnasium (Red Gym), the Memorial Union Terrace and Helen C. White Hall. On the horizon is the Wisconsin State Capitol and Lake Monona. The photograph was made from a helicopter looking southeast.

Summer Enrollment with VISP

"This is my home away from home. UW-Madison is the combination of a world-class academic institution while at the same time an incomparable college experience."

VISP Participant

Summer Application Timeline

Research our program through our website to make sure that VISP is the right fit for you.

Next Steps: You can learn more about our program eligibility, estimated cost of attendance, and our required application materials you’ll need to start collecting via our website.

Check out the 2024 Summer Course Preview to see what classes will be offered this upcoming Summer Term.

Apply by mid-March for the most flexibility with housing and class selection. After your formal admission to our program, you’ll receive additional information about obtaining a student visa, enrolling in classes, and more.

Next Steps: Ready to apply? Visit our How to Apply page for required materials and to get started with your application.

Enroll in your summer class(es), and get ready to start your adventure!

Next Steps: Read over the information you received with your admission, as well as information on our website to learn more about Summer Term Housing, about the City of Madison, and get inspired by listening to testimonials of former VISP students.

View 2024 Courses

Each year, our staff creates a handy PDF guide showcasing the classes our students are most likely to be interested in taking, and those that work with our on-campus housing options.

Typical Summer Enrollment

In the summer, students typically enroll in 1 class in our 4-week programs or 2-3 classes in our 8-week program for a total of between 3-9 credits.

Ready to Apply?

You've looked over everything and now you know VISP is the right fit. Go ahead and start your program application. The VISP staff will be in touch soon. Questions? Contact the VISP Coordinators for assistance.

Interested in learning more?

Fill out this form to learn more about our non-degree programs.

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