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Appointments

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How to locate your assigned academic advisor

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 and speakers. Utilizing a camera for video chat is optional.
  • Your advisor will contact you with additional details on how to access your meeting. Please Read this email carefully and save it so you can access it for your appointment.
  • Review “Using Microsoft Teams for your Advising Appointment” for step-by-step instructions and more information on what to expect from your virtual meeting.

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 scheduling a Microsoft Teams meeting.

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

  • Be open to reviewing course options, addressing academic problems or concerns, making decisions about the upcoming semester, and exploring major/certificate options.
  • Explore departmental websites or review the College of Letters & Science Guide.
  • Run and review your DARS.
  • Write down any questions for your advisor and bring them to your meeting.
  • Complete your Pre-Enrollment Checklist and check for holds.