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Academic Advising Services serves undergraduate students in the College of Letters & Science as they progress towards major declaration and degree completion. We empower and support students to explore and develop their educational and personal goals through comprehensive and collaborative academic advising that will enhance their understanding of a liberal arts education and their Wisconsin Experience.

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L&S AAS advises students across all L&S majors and disciplines. We work primarily with undeclared students who are planning to declare an L&S major. Generally, a student first connects with us at SOAR and then continues to work with us as they transition to campus, learn about L&S academics and policies, explore academic and co-curricular opportunities, and become acquainted with the academic and advising landscape of UW-Madison. Once a student declares a major, they are assigned an L&S major advisor, who will then become their primary academic advising connection as they complete their undergraduate education.

You may also see our academic advisors around campus at various L&S events, leading advising workshops, offering drop-in advising, teaching first-year seminar courses, welcoming new students at Convocation, and celebrating graduating students at Commencement.