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How to Meet with an Advisor
Set up a 30-minute academic or career advising appointment with your SoHE Advisor using the Starfish online scheduler found in your MyUW portal. Search “Starfish” and follow the instructions. Having trouble? Contact 608-262-2608 or email@example.com for assistance.
Drop-in meetings are 10-15 minutes and are first come, first served.
Fill out this form during drop-in hours to join the queue: Drop-Ins Form
University dates and deadlines. Students are responsible for being aware of important dates and taking necessary action before deadlines. Students may submit a Late Drop Request to the Academic Dean in the event that non-academic extenuating circumstances prevented a student from dropping by the deadline.
Policy Exceptions (late drops, dual degrees, credit overloads, etc)
Late Drops, Dual Degrees, Credit Overloads, and Readmission to SoHE; Please complete the Dean’s Policy Request Form after speaking with your academic advisor.
Learn more about “Becoming a SoHE Student” (BASS)
Review the online BASS presentation for an in-depth overview of human ecology and all of our majors.
Speak with a Student Ambassador
Student ambassadors are current SoHE students who serve as official school representatives. They can provide an insider view of the SoHE student community and share their experiences in and outside of the classroom. If you would like to speak with a student ambassador, please complete this form.
Troubleshooting Enrollment Issues
Your academic advisor is here to help you navigate enrollment and course access issues. Before contacting your advisor, please review this information:
- Clearing holds: review and clear holds before enrolling.
- Understanding enrollment errors: list of error messages
If you receive an error message when validating a class in the Course Search and Enroll app or when attempting to enroll, remember to check course requisites AND section requisites for the reason.
Major and Certificate Application
UW-Madison students with more than 60 GPA credits and/or a cumulative GPA below 2.75 must complete the Online Major Application to apply to a SoHE major. The application opens on the first day of the Fall and Spring semesters and is due on the fourth Friday. All students are required to apply for the Certificates in Textiles & Design and Design Strategy.
Students can find more information on the applicant polices and criteria.
Ready to declare a SoHE Major: First-semester transfer students, and students with fewer than 60 earned GPA credits, a minimal 2.75 cumulative GPA, and not on academic probation in their school/college may declare a SoHE major using the SoHE Major Declaration Form.
Apply for a SoHE scholarship during the fall, spring or summer terms.
Apply to Graduate
Transfer Course Equivalency
Career and Internship Help
Meet your Career Development team and chat with the appropriate advisor for assistance in identifying potential career paths skills related to your major, applying for an internship, or polishing your professional skills.
Visit the UW Study Abroad office to explore programs abroad and be sure to talk to your advisor about your plans.
Major Advising Pages (MAPs) are a guide to your major’s academic requirements in relation to study abroad. They suggest times for students in your major to study abroad, questions to ask your advisors, and provide a list of recommended programs based on your major or certificate. The program list is not exhaustive, but can give you a place to begin your search. Check out your major’s MAP below:
SoHE Student Organizations
Stay involved and gain leadership experience by joining a SoHE Student Organization.