What we do

Advisors at the Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) provide personalized advising to help you develop a plan for choosing your major and exploring careers. We are here to help you make decisions about what to major in and also answer your general questions about academics and life on campus.

We’ll meet you at SOAR, and after that help you plan your future courses, talk about your academic interests and options, and refer you to other helpful campus resources. We're also here to encourage you when things are going well, as well as support you when times are difficult.

We offer three types of advising:

Academic Advising

You can talk with a professional CCAS advisor about:

  • Exploring majors and careers
  • Choosing classes 
  • Adding or dropping classes
  • Applying to limited enrollment majors
  • Getting involved on campus
  • Academic probation
  • Taking summer classes
  • Readmission to campus
  • How to declare your major of choice
  • What to do if denied admission to a program or major
  •      Anything else you have questions about

Peer Advising

Peer advisors work with us at SOAR and in our residence hall offices. They are students like you who have been trained to talk with you about:

  • Their experience as a UW-Madison student
  • Making changes to your schedule
  • How to use enrollment tools
  •      Exploring majors and careers
  • How to find and connect with campus resources
  • Getting involved on campus or in the community 

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Career Advising

CCAS offers career advising through the Career Exploration Center (CEC). You can talk with a professional CEC career advisor about:

  • The connections between majors and careers
  • How to begin exploring majors and careers
  • Career planning
  • How to find out if a job or career is right for you 



CCAS is a part of the Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA). For more information about OUA, please go to http://advising.wisc.edu/