Advising Services

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 serves as student advocates and are dedicated to helping improve your experience at Madison College from the first day through graduation.  Advisors can:

  • Help you clarify your educational goals
  • Help you develop an academic plan
  • Develop strategies for academic and personal success
  • Help you become aware of and connected 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 Academic Information 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 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