University of Wisconsin–Madison
Providing central coordination for the undergraduate advising and career services communities

Advisor Tools

Advisor Tools Catalog

LoginDescriptionTraining Required?Authorization/Contact
Advising GatewaySingle point of access to student record information for

Contact DoIT Help Desk for issues or outages and cc' Jeff.
Advisor Notes System (ANS)Advisor Notes (functionality provided within the Advising Gateway)YesAttendance at an ANS orientation session (ANS 101) required. See Event Calendar for available sessions.
BoxFree online file storage and collaboration service provided by UW-MadisonNoDoIT Box Service Description
Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) Tool to audit progress towards undergraduate degree, major, or certificate programNoDARS Authorization Form
Degree Audit Reporting (DARS) Exception SystemOnline curriculum exception system for L&S programsTraining
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HandshakeHandshake - career services management systemTraining Available (School/College/Division Career Centers)Contact the appropriate School/College/Division career center for Handshake training support.
Repository for Administrative Dashboards and Reports (RADAR)Repository of self-service institutional data solutions for individuals who work with curricular, student, other dataTraining Available
StarfishStarfish - student to staff self-service scheduling systemResources available at this
Student Information System (SIS) Student academic & curricular records YesSIS Authorization Form
Student Information System (EGR)Useful for identifying sub-populations of students and gathering key information about themTraining Available
SOAR Advising Module (SAM) Repository for key student information related to
SOAR Advising Module (SAM) ReportsAudit tool for SOAR advising unit
TransferologyLab is an administrative portal for faculty and staff to view how courses may transfer from public and private colleges across the country. NoTransferology and TransferologyLab KB
Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH)Central portal for UW scholarshipsYesContact the WiSH Support Team at