University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW Advising Model

UW-Madison Undergraduate Advising combines the strengths of centralized and decentralized advising models to provide students with the best undergraduate experience.

Central Leadership & Coordination

A centralized model is coordinated by The Office of Undergraduate Advising and provides the UW-Madison advising community with central leadership and coordination for advisor professional development, resources, technology, community-building, communication, and advising policy.

Decentralized Advising Services

Schools, colleges, and advising units provide advising independently to allow advisors to specialize in their major, certificate, program, or area of expertise, leading to better guidance on schedule planning, academic support, career preparation, and staying on track to graduate.