Appointments

Academic advising appointments are a great opportunity to meet one-on-one with your advisor to discuss interests, goals, concerns, and any other questions you have about academics in L&S.

L&S AAS advisors are available to meet with students both in-person and remotely during the fall 2021 semester. Please see the steps below for connecting with your academic advisor. If you are feeling sick or if you have been exposed to COVID, please schedule a Microsoft Teams or Phone meeting. 

You can also find answers to other common questions on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Ingraham Hall
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How to locate your assigned academic advisor

How to schedule a Microsoft Teams video chat with your 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 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 (US Central Time). 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.

How to schedule an in-person meeting with your 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 101 Ingraham Hall.
  • Please be sure to note and comply with campus masking and testing policy. Per campus masking policy, masks will be required for the entirety of an in-person meeting. If a student is in violation of the policy, the in-person meeting will be cancelled.
  • If you are feeling sick or if you have been exposed to COVID, please schedule a Microsoft Teams or Phone meeting instead (see above). If you start showing symptoms after scheduling an in-person appointment, please email you advisor to switch to a remote meeting. 

How to meet with an AAS advisor if you are not assigned to one

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.