About CCAS

The Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) is an academic and career advising office under the Office of Undergraduate Advising. We are dedicated to serving the academic and career advising needs of undecided undergraduate students.

Who we serve

The Cross-College Advising Service exists to serve students who are undecided about their majors. CCAS is a great place to start if you:

  • Have a few ideas in mind and would like help putting together a plan
  • Are in the initial stages of identifying your strengths and interests
  • Are unsure of how to start thinking about choosing a major
  • Are considering majors across different UW-Madison schools and colleges
  • Have interests in many subjects or majors
  • Are changing your mind about what to major in
  • Have been denied admission to a limited-enrollment program
  • Have questions about the impact of your major decision on future career opportunities 

CCAS Advising Philosophy

At CCAS, our role is to help students find the information, self-knowledge, and experiences that will move their lives in the directions they choose. CCAS advisors will not “prescribe” answers or programs to students. We instead support and assist students through the process of finding academic areas that they enjoy and in which they will be successful. Extracurricular experiences are integral to career and academic development, and we encourage students to also seek opportunities outside of the classroom. Although students are ultimately responsible for their educational experiences, we believe academic advising is a collaborative process, and we do all we can to help students identify and achieve their individual academic and career goals.