UW Flexible Option Academic Programs

Nursing, information science and technology, diagnostic imaging, communications, and associate degree programs are the first programs to be offered by partnering UW System institutions in the new self-pacedcompetency-based UW Flexible Option format. By emphasizing competency over seat time, the Flexible Option lets you make the most of your prior learning and experience so you can advance toward a UW degree at a pace you decide.

Learn more about the first UW Flexible Option programs from UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside and UW Colleges:

Degree programs

Certificate programs

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accredited by the Higher Learning Commission North Central Association

Institutions offering UW Flexible Option programs—University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside, and UW Colleges—are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools.



Call a friendly enrollment adviser to find out more about the UW Flexible Option. If you would like to assess your readiness for this self-paced, online education option, we invite you to take the Flex Fit self-evaluation. This free online assessment will help you and an adviser determine whether Flex is a good fit for your lifestyle, education needs, and goals. Once you have completed your evaluation, call us to discuss your results and next steps. Get started today!

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. CT; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; first Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Other ways to contact us:

Fax: 608-262-4096

Flexible Option Enrollment Team
UW-Extension–Continuing Education, Outreach & E-Learning
5602 Research Park Blvd., Suite 303
Madison, WI 53719