Academic Advising

Academic advising at UW-Madison is an important resource for academic success. Academic advisors are here to introduce you to opportunities, discuss college career decision-making, and share resources to maximize your experience here at UW-Madison.

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Who is my academic advisor?

If you have declared a major, you should have an assigned advisor in your Student Center (on the right side of the screen). This advisor may be different than the advisor you met during SOAR or other orientation activities.

If you have not yet declared a major, or want more information on the majors offered at UW-Madison, Cross-College Advising Service is a great resource. You can meet with any advisor in CCAS to discuss which options may be best for you to explore. The Office of Undergraduate Advising also has a Find an Advisor tool.

What’s the difference between an ISS advisor and my academic advisor?

Your academic advisor is the knowledgeable resource on your academic resources, including course selection and degree requirements. ISS advisors are here to counsel students on the legal immigration requirements of your F-1 or J-1 student visa.