Campus Resources

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Academic Resources

Academic Deadlines: The Office of the Registrar provides information on deadlines and academic policies.

Advising Resources: The Office of Undergraduate Advising provides tools and resources for students regardless of major or college. This website has a useful GPA calculator and events calendar.

Auditing: What does it mean to audit a class?

Chemistry Learning Center: Provides tutoring services and other activities for those enrolled in general and organic chemistry.

Concurrent Enrollment: This link provides information for students wishing to take classes at another institution during the Fall or Spring semester.

Cross-College Advising Service: Provides personalized advising to help you develop a plan for choosing your major and exploring careers.  This is a great resource for students who are interested in multiple majors or certificates that cross colleges (e.g., IS Major and certificate offered by the School of Business).

Economics Tutoring Information: Listed information about Economics tutors including which classes they tutor for, rate, and notes.

Explanations of Typical College Vocabulary: Coming to college means learning a different sent of vocabulary and terms. This resource is useful for students, particularly those whose parents or older siblings have not attended college. The terminology is not UW-Madison specific, but is helpful to describe college specific words.

General Academic Information: List of academic topics and policies from the L&S Undergraduate Catalog including incomplete grades, credit load, dean’s list, etc.

Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS): Connects students with volunteer tutors for assistance with general academic courses, study skills, conversational English, and intercultural exchange.

Language Institute: The Language Institute promotes collaboration for research, education and community outreach in languages, literatures and cultures.

Languages at UW-Madison: This site is intended to serve as a resource for students, faculty, staff, anyone else interested in language study on campus.  It provides information on advising, retro credits, language tables, and much more.

L&S Honors Program: Provides an opportunity for students to pursue their own research projects through small classes and research settings.

Mathematics Tutorial Program: Provides free tutoring for two hours a week for students enrolled in a large number of math classes.

McBurney Disability Resource Center: Works to provide services and classroom accommodations to UW students with disabilities to help ensure equal access to programs and activities.

Regional Studies Advising: The Regional Studies Advising Office provides guidance to help students explore international opportunities on campus and around the world. The Office also assists students in navigating the many international resources and services available to them at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Retaking a Class: This link provides information for students wishing to refresh their understanding of a concept and for students who failed a class.

Switching from BA to a BS: For students who need to switch their intended degree from a Bachelors of Arts to a Bachelors of Science (or vice versa).

Taking a class Pass/Fail: For students who need more information about taking a class pass/fail.

30 Credit Residence Requirement Waiver: This link takes you to the L&S waiver for the 30 credit residence requirement.

The Writing Center: Helps students become more effective writers through workshops and one on one help.

Transfer into L&S: This link takes students to information about transferring into L&S from a different School or College at UW-Madison.  Students who were in CALS, School of Business, etc and now want to switch and only have an International Studies major need this information.

Tutoring and Learning Support Resources: This site includes a list of free tutoring and learning support units on campus, FAQs, student testimonials, and resources to help you achieve academic success.

Undergraduate Academic Services (L&S Policies): Student Academic Affairs serves students primarily through the following five programs: Academic Advising Services, L&S Career Services, Center for Academic Excellence, Scholarships, and Undergraduate Research Scholars.

Undergraduate Catalog: Provides a brief overview of program descriptions, requirements in the major, and honors or distinction in the major.

Undergraduate Research Scholar: Enhances the academic experience of UW-Madison students by providing first and second year undergraduates with opportunities to earn credit for participating in the research and creative work with UW-Madison faculty and staff.

UW-Madison Computer Labs: Locations of computer labs and available technology.

UW-Madison Libraries: Helps students find resources both online and in print for academic work. It is also where students can check out equipment and reserve a study room. Additional resources for helping with International Studies research can be found here for international focused publications.

Career Resources

Career Exploration Center: Offers workshops and individual advising geared toward major exploration and connections between majors and careers

Handshake: An interactive online system that allows you to search for jobs and internships, participate in on-campus interviews, and more. Employers interested in Letters & Science students can view profiles and resumes.

GoinGlobal: Job search tools, employment resources, recruitment contacts, work permit regulations, salary information, professional and social networking groups, resume tips, interviewing and cultural info. Login and subscription information is provided by Successworks through your Buckynet login.

International Internship Program: Promotes internship opportunities to help advance professional training of students, fosters global competency, and reinforces academic learning through application. It provides a database of internship opportunities.

Pre-Law and Pre-Health Advising: Information about law and medical schools, the application process and preparation. Workshops and individual advising.

Successworks: Career advising services for students declared in an academic program in the College of Letters and Science.

The Wisconsin in Washington Program: his is a summer or semester program for undergraduates that combines an international affairs-focused internship and regular seminars with prominent speakers and distinguished UW-Madison alumni who work in professional, academic, and diplomatic fields related to international affairs.

Wisconsin Alumni Association Career Hub: Networking opportunities, tips, trends, workshops, and freely available listing of international alumni chapters and contacts.

Commencement and Graduation Resources

Apply to Graduate: This page describes the process by which UW-Madison students must apply to graduate.

Diplomas: This page provides information about when and where you will receive your diploma.

Commencement: This page provides general commencement information for UW-Madison.

Graduation Check: This page describes the process by which IS Majors should check that their degree requirements have been met with the IS Major Advisor.

L&S Commencement Information: This page provides commencement information specific to the College of Letters and Science.

University Book Store:  This page will link you to the UW-Madison University Bookstore that provides purchase and rental information for commencement cap and gowns.

Scholarship and Financial Aid Resources

IAP Scholarship Chart: Lists scholarships that support study abroad through IAP.

Newman Family Scholarship: IS Major specific scholarship awarded each spring.

Office of Student Financial Aid: Provides general information about the financial aid process.

Student Life & Extracurricular Activities

Center for Leadership and Involvement: Assists students in intentionally connecting with the far ranging opportunities that exist throughout campus, including student organizations, the Greek community and many others.

International Learning Community: A residential program used to connect in and out of classroom experiences with faculty and students with the purpose of enhancing foreign language skills and understanding of world cultures.

LGBT Campus Center: The LGBT Campus Center provides education, outreach, advocacy, and resources for UW-Madison student communities and their allies to improve campus climate and their daily intersectional experiences.

Morgridge Center for Public Service: Connects campus with community through service, service learning, and community based research to build a thriving democratic society.

Multicultural Learning Community:  Located in Witte Hall, it focuses on topics of human diversity and social justice by enrolling students in a Multicultural Seminar.

Student Employment on Campus:  Lists student employment opportunities in areas such as housing, recreational sports, and the union.

The Open Seat: “The Open Seat” strives to alleviate the stresses of food insecurity by providing friendly and accessible sources of food for the students of The University of Wisconsin – Madison.

University Health Services: University Health Services (UHS) is the UW-Madison student health center. They provide medical services, mental health services, victim advocacy, prevention, insurance, and environmental and occupational health.

Wisconsin Involvement Network: Provides a list of organizations and clubs for various interests.

Study Abroad Resources

CALS: International Programs: Study abroad programs specifically tailored to students in CALS and includes focuses on health.

International Academic Programs: Enables students to search for Study Abroad programs as well as answers many FAQs about topics such as funding, and safety. For more information about studying abroad as an IS Major, please click here.

Study Abroad Non-UW Programs: Information for applying for readmission after a study abroad program sponsored by another university.

School of Business International Programs:  Provides international partners with some of the top business schools across the world to allow students to connect globally.

Transfer Resources

AP Credits: A brief overview of how AP scores will translate into college credit, and in what subject credit will be given.

Concurrent Enrollment: This link provides information for students wishing to take classes at another institution during the Fall or Spring semester.

Retroactive Language Credit: This page provides guidelines for seeking retroactive credits for foreign language taken in high school or elsewhere.

Transferring Credits to UW-Madison: This page helps students by providing two databases for checking course equivalencies for incoming students from UW system schools, Wisconsin Technical Colleges, and two-year colleges in Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. In addition it provides general guidelines for how credits transfer.  After you have taken your class at a different institution, please read the directions on the process of sending your transcripts to the Office of Admissions.