If you are interested in scheduling an advising appointment, please note the following:
- Online access to schedule advising appointments is restricted to declared majors only
- Certificate students do not need to schedule an appointment regarding certificate details and progress. Certificate students who have questions should attend walk-in certificate advising hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Students do not need an appointment for a graduation check. Instead, request a review by emailing email@example.com
- Not-yet-declared students interested in the major must first attend a group advising session
- For all advising requests, please include in your email the reason for the appointment and your phone number
- If you need an alternate advising appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please cancel your appointment or inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend
*NEW* Walk-in Certificate Advising provided by Nelson Ambassadors
Students with questions about the certificate are encouraged to attend a walk-in certificate advising session. Sessions are staffed by experienced Environmental Studies undergraduate students.
Students wanting to declare or who are interested in learning additional details about the major are strongly encouraged to attend a group advising session, dates and times below.
Students unable to attend a scheduled group advising session should email email@example.com for alternate options.
Due to the number of students in the Environmental Studies major, online appointment times are restricted to declared majors only.
- Group advising sessions have not yet been scheduled for Spring 2015. You may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an advising appointment.
Individual Academic Advising
Advising appointments for students declared in the major can schedule an appointment through WiscCal.
Email Academic Advising
If you have a quick question that does not require a conversation you may email the advisor at email@example.com. Be sure to email from your wisc.edu email account and include your full name and campus ID number.
If your question cannot be answered over email, you may be asked to make an appointment for further discussion.
Be Prepared for your Advising Appointment
It is recommended that you bring a current copy of your DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) with you to your advising appointment. This is for your benefit, so you learn how to read and run the report. Review instructions on how to print a DARS report.
Please bring the following to your appointment:
- Current DARS report
- Any questions you have about requirements, extracurricular opportunities, study abroad or whatever is on your mind
- A pen and paper for note taking
- Any form you may need signed. Be sure you have filled out all pertinent information and have read the form/document thoroughly.
What to Expect from an Academic Advising Appointment
Academic advisors are available to answer any questions you may have and to make suggestions about other available options. They can help you interpret a degree audit report and make recommendations about completing degree requirements. Advisors can also suggest extracurricular opportunities, such as internships, study abroad or campus activities, and help you start planning for life after graduation.
It is recommended that you see an advisor once a semester to plan for courses and check your progress toward your degree. There are a lot of possibilities that you might not be aware of and sometimes degree requirements can be difficult to understand.
Individual Career Advising Appointments
Individual appointments are scheduled via email. Please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are looking for credits or exceptions for your degree, you must speak with the academic advisor.
Be prepared for your career advising appointment.
Please email a current copy of your resume to email@example.com before your appointment. To ensure a productive meeting bring the following to your appointment:
- A paper copy of your current resume
- Any questions you have about extracurricular opportunities, study abroad, graduate school or whatever is on your mind
- A pen and paper for note taking
- If this is a follow up visit, bring any information you have gathered since your previous visit
What to expect from a career advising appointment.
Career advisors are available to answer questions about how to do job or career searches and tohelp directs you as you discover your area of interest for a career related to the environment.
It is recommended you meet with the career advisor at least once a semester to help you plan your long-term goals for graduate school and/or your career.