How can advisors support my academic success?
Advisors are here to support your academic and career goals and want to help you be successful during your time at UW-Madison. While advisors do not provide tutoring services themselves, they are a great starting point and can help connect you to the network of learning support resources that exist on campus.
Here are some examples of questions you might talk about with your advisor:
  • What am I hoping to get out of this course/my courses?
  • What academic support resources exist, and how do I connect to them?
  • What kind of learner am I?
  • What has helped me be succesful in the past?
  • What factors are making a negative impact on my success?
  • What kind of solutions have I tried so far?
  • How can I reinforce my positive habits?
  • How can my course instructor help me?
  • How do office hours work and how do I get the most out of them?
  • What will happen if I fail or drop a course?
  • Is my plan for upcoming semesters realistic and well-balanced?
  • What are my options if I have extenuating circumstances that are making a negative impact on my grades?