Advising Services


Due to COVID-19, we encourage students to access virtual appointment support via video conferencing (WebEx) or phone whenever possible. For students unable to access virtual support, we will offer limited in-person appointments (pre-registration required). Appointment times vary by day and advisor availability.

To make an appointment, email or call 608-246-6076. Learn more about our health and safety plans for the fall semester.


How We Can Help You

In this challenging time, we are here to serve you. As circumstances continue to evolve, there could be an increase in student wait time. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. We encourage you to visit our College website for any updates.

Our mission is to help you realize your full academic potential by connecting you with programs and services, as well as providing you with the information you need to make informed decisions.

Our experienced and caring staff serve as student advocates. We are dedicated to helping improve your experience at Madison College from the first day through graduation. Advisors work in collaboration with each student in order to:

  • Clarify educational goals
  • Develop an academic plan
  • Develop strategies for academic and personal success
  • Learn and connect to resources
  • Academic Advising

    Academic Advising includes help with:

    • Selecting classes
    • Developing an educational plan
    • Understanding admission requirements
    • Program-specific questions

    Need to explore programs?
    Attend a Career Planning Workshop.

    Planning to attend Fort Atkinson, Watertown, Reedsburg, or Portage?
    Students who will be attending Fort Atkinson, Watertown, Reedsburg, or Portage may contact the regional office for advising and registration options.

    Interested in attending Madison College?
    Attend an Advising, Application, Information & More (AAIM) Session, which are available both online and in-person.

    Admitted to Madison College?
    New students will meet with academic advisors at an Advising and Registration Session

    Already attending Madison College?
    Continuing students will meet with their academic advisors in an individual appointment, drop-in advising, or at an advising event.

  • Transfer Planning

    Transfer Planning involves:

    • Learning about the transfer process and requirements
    • Selecting appropriate classes
    • Understanding agreements with four-year universities


    Faculty advisors are also available in the Transfer Center to assist students with researching:

    • Transfer admission requirements
    • Transfer schools
    • Future majors and major requirements
  • Retention Services

    Retention Services are designed to assist students who are:

    • Struggling academically
    • Placed on Academic Alert or Academic Probation
    • Appealing a financial aid suspension
  • Career Planning

    Career Planning provides assistance with:

    • Exploring major and program options
    • Determining skills and interests
    • Connecting to workplace learning and internships
  • Retention Initiatives and Student Engagement

    RISE offers support services for students in the following programs:

    • TRiO Student Support Services
    • Students of Color Mentoring Program
    • AVID/TOPS Alumni Retention Program
    • Student Veterans

We may be working remotely, but we are still here for you!

Collage of all advisors from Madison College

Internet Access Options

  • FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
  • Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time
  • Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months: Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households
  • AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families
  • Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.
  • Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).
  • T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow). 

Contacting Other Support Services