Prospective Students

Welcome to CCAS

The University of Wisconsin offers more than 150 majors in eight Schools and Colleges. Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) advisors work with students who want to keep their options open or would like to take some courses and learn more about their interests before choosing a major. 

Beginning college without a predetermined path is very common. Each year, about one-third of the incoming class begins their UW-Madison career by working with a CCAS advisor at SOAR. Many other students who may have begun college with a particular major in mind also find their way to us when they want 

Do any of the following statements describe you?

  • I am considering many different academic areas and/or majors
  • I have no idea what I’d like to major in and am not sure how to start making that decision
  • I’m interested in a few majors that are in different Schools and Colleges
  • I have a good idea about what I’d like to “do”, but I don’t know how to get there

If so, you may benefit from working with a CCAS advisor at SOAR. CCAS advisors are knowledgeable about all of the undergraduate programs and specialize in helping exploring students find the information and experiences they need to make major- and career-related decisions.