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Appointments

Please e-mail your assigned AAS advisor with questions or schedule a phone / video appointment following the instructions below.

You can also find additional information about current advising services at UW-Madison by visiting Advising and Career Services During COVID-19

Thank you in advance for your flexibility. Be safe and well, UW!

For questions about fall 2020 course schedules, please see our page on verifying fall 2020 courses.

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How to locate your assigned academic advisor

How to schedule a phone meeting with your L&S AAS advisor

  • 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 L&S AAS advisor’s name and find an available date and time.
  • Under location, select Phone Appointment.
  • In the notes section, please include a US phone number where we can reach you. 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 with your L&S AAS advisor

  • 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 L&S AAS 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. Please also note that your computer/device will need access to the internet, as well as a microphone, speakers, and camera for video calls.
  • Your advisor will call you at your scheduled appointment time (CST), so please make sure you have logged into Microsoft Teams when your appointment time arrives.

For students not assigned to an L&S AAS advisor

  • Please see Advising and Career Services During COVID-19 for additional information about current advising services at UW-Madison.
  • If you have additional questions for our advisors, please e-mail our main office at advisingaas@ls.wisc.edu. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

How to prepare for your advising appointment

  • Bring a list of questions that you want to discuss.
  • Be open to reviewing course options, addressing academic problems or concerns, making decisions about the upcoming semester, and exploring major/certificate options.
  • Make a list of potential courses you are interested in taking for the next semester.
  • Explore departmental websites or review the Undergraduate Catalog for majors that you are interested in pursuing.