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Appointments

While spring enrollment has been pushed back, don’t wait to meet with your academic advisor. Plan ahead and schedule an appointment in November! Advising availability will be limited in December and January.

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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.