Academic advising is a very important part of your college experience at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County. Advisors are available to assist you in developing educational plans that are compatible with your life goals. The ultimate responsibility for making decisions about your educational plans rests directly with you, but your academic advisor can help! Your academic advisor helps you to:

  • Explore your academic and career goals
  • Select classes that promote your progress toward your degree
  • Choose classes that help you to explore your interests, identify your eventual major, or identify courses needed for a major already chosen
  • Build a class schedule that balances your homework and class load
  • Connect with a knowledgeable professional in your chosen field

The university offers a variety of advising services to assist students in meeting their academic, career, and/or personal needs. How you access an advisor depends upon whether you are a new freshman, transfer or reentry student.

New Freshmen

If you're a new freshemen, you will meet with an academic advisor from the Office of Student Affairs prior to the start of your first semester, as part of the course registration process during orientation. An individual advisor will then be assigned to you for your freshman year. They will also serve as your First Year Seminar instructor. As you continue into your second year, you'll work more closely with an advisor from the Office of Student Affairs.

Transfer/Re-Entry Students

If you're a transfer or re-entry student, you will meet with an academic advisor from the Office of Student Affairs prior to the start of your first semester. You'll continue to work with a Student Affairs advisor throughout your time at UW-BSC.

 Returning adult students most likely will work closely with a returning adult student advisor, also through the Office of Student Affairs.

In addition, UW-BSC provides a number of other resources to assist students in the academic and career exploration process. To further explore majors and careers, here are some helpful webites:

Major Mania

Information about majors available throughout the UW System


Career exploration and information

Career Resources

UW-BSC's Career Center provides support for student academic and career development. In addition, the UW-BSC Library offers a wide variety of up-to-date career information, books, and catalogs for all the UW and independent schools in Wisconsin.