FAQ

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I would like to schedule a meeting with my L&S AAS advisor. How do I do it?

Via MyUW! You’ll find instructions on our appointments page.

How do I declare a major and/or certificate?

All majors and certificates must be declared through their respective academic departments. Steps to declare may vary and you can find specific declaration instructions for each major & certificate in the Guide. Locate the major/certificate you wish to declare and click on the “how to get in” heading.

A course I want to enroll in is full or waitlisted. Any suggestions?

While we can offer some general advice for proceeding with wait-listed or closed courses, L&S AAS does not have control over closed courses nor wait-lists. Each academic department (e.g., Computer Sciences, Political Science, etc.) manages access to their courses. You’ll find contact information for UW-Madison’s academic departments in the Guide.

I would like to meet with an L&S AAS advisor, but I am not assigned to one. Can I still get advising through L&S AAS?

We offer drop-in advising to all students interested in L&S degrees and majors throughout the semester. If you would like to schedule an appointment and are not currently assigned to an L&S AAS advisor, you can request an appointment by emailing advisingaas@ls.wisc.edu or by calling 608-262-5858.

I may be attending UW-Madison in the future. Can I meet with an L&S AAS advisor?

We are happy to meet with prospective L&S students, though we would encourage you to keep in mind that our availability may vary depending on the time of year. November and April are especially busy advising times and our availability will be limited during these months. Please contact us at least a week in advance by emailing advisingaas@ls.wisc.edu or by calling 608-262-5858.

I am out of town. Can we set up an appointment via phone?

Yes! Just make sure to note this when you schedule your advising appointment.

Can my mom/dad/etc. come with me to my advising appointment?

Yes! Following FERPA guidelines, we will need you and anyone joining you to sign a release form before the appointment.

I have an enrollment hold on my account. How do I remove it?

You will need to contact whichever unit initiated the hold (e.g., Housing, Office of Student Financial Aid, etc.). You can find who placed the hold, as well as how to contact them, in your Student Center.