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Counseling Services


TRUAX C1434
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6076
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HOURS:
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 15 – Aug. 1
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Services are also available at regional campus locations.

ENGAGE for Success

ENGAGE for Success initiative

As a part of Madison College's ENGAGE for Success initiative, you had the opportunity to complete a student readiness assessment this year. Your scores identify behaviors and beliefs that support your college success. Below, we have provided a Student Success Toolkit, containing tools and tips for each individual section of your ENGAGE score. In addition to self-guided activities, campus resources and helpful workshops are also identified, which will aid you in developing strategies for improvement.

  • Academic Confidence

    Academic Self-Confidence refers to your belief in your ability to perform well in school. Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Does the idea of taking a test or completing a big project make you anxious? Check out these tools and resources to find and develop strategies for improvement. 


    Recommended Workshops

    • Study Skills for College: Learn the basic skills for success in college, including organization, time management, note taking, textbook reading and more.
    • Motivation: Find it and keep it. How can you stay positive and focused on achieving your dreams and goals? Learn tools and techniques to attain and maintain your educational and personal goals.
    • Test-Taking Strategies: Learn how to prepare for and take exams and how to improve your scores on multiple-choice exams.
    • Final Exam Test-Taking Strategies: Final exams can be tricky. Get last-minute tips for preparing for and taking final exams.
  • Commitment to College

    Your Commitment to College refers to your determination to complete your degree at Madison College. Are you confident in your program selection? Have you determined the costs and weighed those against the benefits? Here are some tools to help you make informed choices that you can feel good about. 


    Resources Specific to Your Program

    Visit the programs and classes page and choose your program or the program you are interested in. From there, you can look at program curriculum and outcomes. To find program costs and approximate starting salaries, click on the additional info tab for your program. 

    The Madison College Career and Employment Center can help make sure you're on the right career path and provide valuable resources along the way.


    Recommended Workshops

    • Making College Connections: Learn how you can connect with students, instructors, services, clubs, organizations and the community.
    • Motivation: Find it and keep it. How can you stay positive and focused on achieving your dreams and goals? Learn tools and techniques to attain and maintain your educational and personal goals.
  • General Determination

    General Determination refers to the extent to which you follow through on your commitments. Do you keep commitments? How strong are you at building professional relationships? Check out the following tips and tools to help you better stay on track.


    Recommended Workshops

    • Making College Connections: Learn how you can connect with students, instructors, services, clubs, organizations and the community.

  • Social Activity & Connection

    Social Activity and Connection refer to your degree of comfort meeting and interacting with other people, as well as your feelings or connection and involvement with school and community. Have you gotten involved on campus yet? Do you feel at ease meeting new people and making new friends? Check out these tools and strategies for improving in this area.

    Are you involved on campus? Keep up with the latest activities and student groups at Madison College with The LINK.


    Recommended Workshops

    • Making College Connections: Learn how you can connect with students, instructors, services, clubs, organizations and the community.

  • Study Skills

    Here are some resources to help you better assess an academic problem, organize a solution and successfully complete academic assignments.


    Recommended Workshops

    • Study Skills for College: Learn the basic skills for success in college, including organization, time management, note taking, textbook reading and more.
    • Time Management: How do you successfully balance school, study time, work schedules, family, friends and other activities? This workshop focuses on how you manage yourself in relation to time. Students will have the opportunity to see where their time goes and to learn strategies of self-management.
    • Procrastination: Learn valuable techniques for overcoming procrastination.
    • Test-Taking Strategies: Learn how to prepare for and take exams, plus how to improve your scores on multiple-choice exams.
    • Final Exam Test-taking Strategies: Final exams can be tricky. Get last-minute tips for preparing for and taking final exams.
  • Academic Self-Discipline

    Academic Discipline refers to the amount of effort you put into schoolwork, and the degree to which you see yourself as hard working and conscientious. For instance, how are your time-management skills? Do you procrastinate? Click on the links below for some good resources and applications to help you better prioritize and get things done.


    Building a Calendar


    Prioritizing your Time


    Additional Tools


    Recommended Workshops

    • Time Management: How do you successfully balance school, study time, work schedules, family, friends and other activities? This workshop focuses on how you manage yourself in relation to time. Students will have the opportunity to see where their time goes and to learn strategies of self-management.
    • Procrastination: Learn valuable techniques for overcoming procrastination.
  • Communication Skills

    Communication Skills refers to your attentiveness to others' feelings and flexibility in resolving conflict. How are your listening skills? Do you know when and how to ask for help? Check out these tools and strategies for improving in this area.  


    Recommended Workshops

    • Making College Connections: Learn how you can connect with students, instructors, services, clubs organizations and the community.
    • Effective Communication Skills: Learn the keys to resolving conflicts and become attentive to the feelings of others while managing your own. 
  • Goal Striving

    Goal Striving refers to the strength of your efforts to achieve objectives and end goals. Do you set goals for yourself? Do you push forward until you reach them? Below are some tools and tipsto help you achieve your full potential.


    Recommended Workshops

    • Motivation: Find it and keep it. How can you stay positive and focused on achieving your dreams and goals? Learn tools and techniques to attain and maintain your educational and personal goals.
  • Steadiness

    Steadiness refers to your response to strong feelings and how you manage those feelings. Are you capable of effectively controlling your emotions? Do you lose your temper often, or do you manage your frustration well? Is stress getting in the way of your schoolwork? Check out these tools and resources to find and develop strategies to improve in this area. 


    Recommended Workshops

    • Effective Communication Skills: Learn the keys to resolving conflicts and become attentive to the feelings of others while managing your own.
    • Stress Management: Learn how to be a student and still enjoy your life with stress reduction techniques.

Contact the Student Achievement Center for assistance with:

  • Booking a study room
  • Making a writing center appointment
  • Tutoring services (both online and in-person)
  • Online study tools