Advising and Transfer Services

1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704 

Downtown D116
(608) 258-2300

Main Office
(608) 243-4200 or (608) 246-6458

Fort Atkinson 117
Main Office
(920) 568-7200

Portage 100
Main Office
(608) 745-3100

Reedsburg 128
Main Office
(608) 524-7800

(608) 246-6076

Watertown 128
Main Office
(920) 206-8000


Special Service Hours
Monday, Jan. 15: CLOSED for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Tuesday, Jan. 16 – Thursday, Jan 18: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 19 – 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Monday - Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hours may vary by location. Please call a campus for more information.

Advising Services

Advisors are available at all campuses to meet with you about any of the needs listed below. Schedule an in-person or phone appointment by calling or stopping into the office. Online appointments are also available, if needed. Be sure to come to your appointment prepared. Instructions on how to prepare can be found at the bottom of this page in the green section.

  • Academic Advising

    Academic Advising includes help with:

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

    If you are a new student considering attending Madison College, you are encouraged to first participate in one of our Academic Information Sessions, which are available both online and in-person.

    If you are a current student having difficulty registering for a class due to class requisites, refer to our Class Requisite Review Request form.

  • Transfer Advising

    Transfer Advising involves:

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

    Career Advising provides assistance with:

    • Exploring career options
    • Determing skills and interests
    • Selecting a program
  • Faculty Advising

    Faculty advisors are available to assist students with researching:

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

    Retention Advising is designed to meet the needs of students who are:

    • On academic probation
    • Struggling academically
    • Appealing financial aid
  • TRiO Program Advising

    You may qualify for the TRiO program if you:

    • Are a first-generation college student
    • Have limited or low income
    • Have a documented disability
  • Online Advising

    Online advising is a new service being piloted by Madison College advisors for liberal arts transfer students only at this time. If you cannot physically make it to a MATC campus to meet with an advisor, we offer online advising using Skype for Business. The appointment is the same length as a face-to-face meeting but with some technology requirements:

    1. You must have an internet connection, and be willing to download and install a plugin on your computer. Skype for Business is a different application than Skype.
    2. You will need a headset or microphone to be able to talk with the advisor and a webcam, so the advisor can see you. 
    3. iOS or Android platforms are not supported at this time, only PC or Mac computers.

    How it works

    • Request an online appointment when scheduling your appointment.
    • You will receive a link to connect to the appointment in your email.
    • At least 5 minutes before your appointment, click the link to make sure you can connect and allow sufficient time to download any plugins or updates.
    • This is a professional meeting so please be in a quiet environment, fully clothed and conduct yourself the same as if meeting in-person.
    • You will need to verify your identity by answering some security questions with the advisor.
    • An after-visit summary will be email to you as determined by the advisor.

How to Prepare for Your Advising Appointment

  • Schedule your advising appointment in advance. At peak times of the year, it may be difficult to get an appointment with your academic advisor on short notice.

  • Show up early or on time for your advising appointment. Call to cancel and/or reschedule your appointment well in advance if you are unable to attend, so another student may take your appointment time.

  • Make sure you have your student ID number. This is the same as your OneCard number. If you cannot remember or find this, you can look it up by re-activating your myMadisonCollege account.

  • Bring paper and a pen or pencil to take notes. Writing things down will help you think about what you are learning and help you remember details and deadlines.

  • Bring your degree progress report (formerly called an advising report). If you plan to complete a Madison College degree program, go to your Student Center to review and print a copy of your advising report and bring it to your appointment.

  • If you are not able to do this, you should arrive at your appointment 20 minutes early to complete the previous step.

  • Familiarize yourself with your program requirements and/or admissions and major information for the school you plan on transferring to.

  • Prepare a selection of courses. Include those that you would like to take and/or think you may need for your degree or transfer plan.

  • Bring a list of questions. Get the most out of your appointment and have all of your questions answered at one time.

  • Know or learn how to self-register. If you do not know how to register for classes, be sure to check out the tutorials and instructions, as advisors will not be registering for your classes for you.