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Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS)
Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS)

What Is Advising?

At UW–Madison advising is a partnership between students and the network of advisors they build during their time here. It is one of the most essential resources available to students and can play a pivotal role in the college experience and beyond. Advisors can help students get the most out of their college years by supporting them as they overcome obstacles, helping them make well-informed decisions, sharing strategies for success, connecting them to resources, and providing information about campus policies and procedures.

There are many reasons to see an advisor and advising is not limited to certain subjects or specific months of the year. Here are some of the many topics that advisors can help students with:

  • Discovering and achieving academic, career, and life goals
  • Getting involved with campus organizations
  • Connecting with tutors
  • Selecting courses and fulfilling degree requirements
  • Finding an internship
  • Choosing a study abroad program
  • Connecting a major to a career
  • Researching volunteer opportunities
  • Understanding university policies and deadlines
  • Practicing for job interviews
  • Talking about graduate school
  • Proofreading resumes and cover letters

To find contact information for advisors, including the assigned advisor, see this link.