We are looking forward to working with you. Many transfer students are still in the process of exploring majors and careers. At CCAS we've noticed students who start out as undeclared students find it to be a great way to begin academic life at UW-Madison.


Our staff is knowledgeable about the 150 undergraduate majors at UW-Madison. Whether you are interested in Agricultural & Life Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Human Ecology, Letters and Science, Nursing or Pharmacy, our advisors will assist you as you make decisions about your classes and explore your interests.


At Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) we:

  • Are committed to helping students make a good choice about a major.
  • Are here to help guide you as you make decisions regarding academic interests and career goals.
  • Believe that students should be encouraged to explore their strengths, interests and values.
  • Believe there is more than one answer to the question "What should I do with my life?"
  • Offer career exploration services through our Exploration Center for Majors and Careers

How Does CCAS Advise Transfer Students

The CCAS Transfer Student Syllabus contains more information on our approach to advising transfer students, but what follows here is a short summary.
At CCAS we seek to support your learning and development, and help you define your short and long term goals.

At CCAS you will:

  • Meet with your assigned CCAS advisor who will discuss your academic, personal and/or career interests to help you at each stage of your academic career.
  • Learn how to read your evaluation of transfer credit
  • Explore the range of academic options available at UW-Madison.
  • Explore out-of-classroom opportunities and resources to further enhance your academic and career planning.
  • Learn how to gather information about academic and career options.
  • Learn how to use academic planning resources, including the Course Guide, Class Search, and web-based enrollment.
  • Learn about academic requirements.
  • Plan your schedule of classes.
  • Consider "parallel" planning if you are considering a limited enrollment program – this means you should have a back-up plan in case you are not admitted to your first major choice.