University of Wisconsin-Extension Student Records and Transcripts
The UW-Extension Student Records and Transcripts Office maintains records of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and University Credits for students who have successfully completed courses through UW-Extension or through selected Continuing Education Departments of UW-Madison. This includes a variety of credit and non-credit classes taken on-site, online, or via distance education programs including the following:
- Independent Learning Classes completed through UW-Extension Continuing Education,
Outreach and ELearning (formerly known as Learning Innovations) from 1961 to present
Selected classes (CEU classes only) completed through UW-Madison Continuing Studies
departments such as:
Liberal Studies and the Arts
Professional Development and Applied Studies
- Small Business Development Center
School for Workers
Engineering Professional Development
- UW-Madison Lifelong Learning Program
- Selected Madison Area and Statewide UW-Extension classes prior to 1980
- Selected UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education CEU classes (through 1999)
Selected CEU classes taken through the UW-Fox Valley, UW-Marathon Co.,
UW-Baraboo/Sauk Co., UW-Fond du Lac, UW-Marathon Co., UW-Richland Center and
UW-Sheboygan Continuing Education Departments
How to obtain a transcript:
To obtain an official transcript, all requests must be made in writing. Students wishing to obtain an
official transcript must complete a transcript request form and pay a transcript fee
(see the form for details).
All transcript requests and payment should be sent to:
UW-Extension Student Records
702 Langdon St., Room 139
Madison, WI 53706-1487
Faxed requests can be sent to: (608) 265-3163.
If you have questions or want to confirm that you have a transcript at UW-Extension:
feel free to call Julie Hunter (608) 262-1953, or send an email to: email@example.com
Note: Transcripts are not available for classes that did not offer either CEUs or academic
credit. Also, if you attended a program for which CEU credit was optional and you did
not request CEU credit at the time of enrollment there may not be a transcript available
at UW-Extension. Transcripts are not available for classes which are not yet complete
or which were never completed.
What is a CEU?
The Continuing Education Unit, commonly known as a CEU, is a nationally recognized way of recording the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed significant non-credit educational and career enhancement experiences.One CEU is a unit of measurement based on time—defined as ten (10) hours of full participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. For example, an authorized continuing education program that requires a participant to attend 16 hours of scheduled meeting time would be valued at 1.6 CEUs.
The CEU process offers printable validation and acknowledgement of extra learning sessions that students are involved in outside of the normal work environment. Although CEUs are not equivalent to academic credit and are not accepted by most colleges and universities toward a degree, they may be accepted as evidence of educational attainment by employers, certification and licensing agencies, and professional associations. Participants should check with their licensing/accreditation agencies regarding the acceptance of CEU credit.
Additional CEU Information for UW-System Program Coordinators
Continuing Education Units have been offered since 1971 by University of Wisconsin institutions. It is now possible to earn them in thousands of different offerings annually. CEUs are presently awarded for a broad range of programs—from the arts, to business, to science, and health care. CEUs are authorized for a variety of educational formats and media including classes, workshops, short courses, seminars, conferences, independent study, etc.
How to set up CEUs for your continuing education program
University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW-Extension departments may offer CEUs for continuing education courses provided the criteria and standards are met. Program Coordinators wishing to make CEUS available must submit a written request in advance to have the program included as part of the Student Record file. Required information includes the following:
- program title
- dates the program will be held
- meeting location
- a copy of the program outline/agenda or descriptive brochure copy
- names, email addresses, and phone numbers for all presenters
Once the program is completed, a program roster (list of participants, including names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses), and the number of CEUs per participant must also be submitted. This information will be entered into the student record file. A cumulative record of CEUS earned through participating departments will be available to students for a fee through the Student Records Office.
For more information, please contact:
Anne Howaniec, Registrations Manager
UW-Extension Student Records Office
The Pyle Center
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706
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