Undergraduate Academic Advising

The School of Education Student Services shares with the University of Wisconsin–Madison a belief that “diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.” In order to support this belief, we seek to promote diversity and inclusion in all of our programs and service efforts, and strive for equity in our work with students. We believe that diversity in all forms among our staff and students fosters valuable differences in perspectives; a commitment to equity encourages us to critically examine our policies and practices; and a focus on inclusion ensures our students a safe and welcoming environment where they can thrive. As student service professionals, we seek to continuously engage in personal and professional development around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion ourselves, recognizing that honoring these commitments is a life-long learning process. Read more about how we are committing ourselves in order to reach our goals.

Drop-In Advising Hours Fall 2022

Dates: November 10 –  December 2
IN PERSON HOURS: Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00pm
VIRTUAL HOURS: Fridays 1:00 – 2:30pm

These 15-minute meetings are designed for Spring 2023 enrollment questions, class drops, and course selection. Please arrive prepared with a DARS report and course ideas.

For IN PERSON drop-in advising, please check in at the Student Services reception desk in 139 Education Building (on Bascom Hill).

For VIRTUAL drop-in advising, please sign up via the Sign-Up Form. The Sign-Up Form will open 10-15 minutes before each drop-in session begins, and it will close at the end of the session. PLEASE NOTE: The form may close prior to the very end of the session, if the number of students “in line” reaches capacity for the session. We may not be able to get to everyone if the session fills. Please read the instructions in the form carefully and keep an eye on your email. Thank you!

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School of Education Student Services

139 Education Building (1st floor) 1000 Bascom Mall 608-262-1651 Wheelchair accessible entrances are located on the east and north side of building.

Schedule an appointment

Students may advise with any advisor. Current UW–Madison students can schedule an appointment through Starfish. All other prospective students, call us at 608-262-1651. Questions? Not sure where to start? Email us at soeacademicservices@education.wisc.edu If you would like accommodations for your advising appointment, contact Nicole Spear at 608-262-1651.

Connect with us

Want to see all currently available advising appointments? Check out our general Starfish service to schedule something with one of our advisors at a time that works for you. Schedule an appointment

Using Starfish to Schedule an Advising Appointment During COVID-19

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How to schedule a phone meeting

  • Log in to your MyUW.
  • Open the Starfish app (if you do not see it, you can begin by searching for it in MyUW and adding it to your dashboard).
  • Within the Starfish app, select your advisor’s name and find an available date and time.
  • Under location, select Phone Appointment.
  • In the notes section, please include a U.S. phone number where we can reach you. Please also include your class standing (freshman, sophomore, etc.) and major or intended major in the description of the appointment.
  • Your advisor will call you at the time of your appointment (CST). Please note that this call may appear to be from a blocked number. We cannot call international phone numbers. If you are using an international phone number, please see the instructions for using Microsoft Teams below.

How to schedule a Microsoft Teams video chat

  • Log in to your MyUW.
  • Open the Starfish app (if you do not see it, you can begin by searching for it in MyUW and adding it to your dashboard).
  • Within the Starfish app, select your advisor’s name and find an available date and time.
  • Under location, select Microsoft Teams Video Chat. Note that all UW-Madison students have access to Microsoft Teams through Microsoft Office 365. Please also note that your computer/device will need access to the internet, as well as a microphone, speakers, and camera for video calls.
  • In the notes section, please include your class standing (freshman, sophomore, etc.) and major or intended major in the description of the appointment. Also include a U.S. phone number where we can reach you in case the video chat does not work.
  • Your advisor will send you a virtual meeting invitation prior to your appointment. Follow instructions included in the meeting invite to connect via Microsoft Teams at your scheduled appointment time (CST). When prompted, select the option to “Join on the Web Instead.”

School of Education Student Services

School of Education Student Services coordinates undergraduate student services for the School. We serve current and prospective School of Education students in all programs, from initial exploration to career goals and beyond.

A dedicated advisor can help you with:

  • Coursework
  • Planning study abroad
  • Application requirements
  • Connecting you to campus resources
  • Getting experience outside the classroom
  • Learning about our programs and options

School of Education Student Services

School of Education Student Services coordinates undergraduate student services for the School. We serve current and prospective School of Education students in all programs, from initial exploration to career goals and beyond.

A dedicated advisor can help you with:

  • Coursework
  • Planning study abroad
  • Application requirements
  • Connecting you to campus resources
  • Getting experience outside the classroom
  • Learning about our programs and options

Need an accommodation?

If you need accommodations for an advising appointment, please let us know. Contact Nicole Spear via email or give her a call at 608-262-1651.

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