School of Human Ecology advisors are available for questions and appointments via email, video chat, and phone. Continue to schedule regular and drop-in appointments using the online Starfish tool in your MyUW portal or by emailing an advisor directly. The Student Academic Affairs and Career Development office will resume in-person appointments when campus re-opens for regular operations. Please see emails from your academic advisor and Office of Undergraduate Advising for further details.

Academic and Career Advising

The Student Academic Affairs and Career Development (SAA&CD) team are your partners for navigating both your academic and career path. This one-stop office provides a welcoming and supportive environment with expertise to clarify and explore SoHE, UW-Madison, and post-graduation questions. Whether you are a SoHE student or prospective student interested in a SoHE Major, our team of dedicated advisors would love to hear from you.

The Many Reasons to Meet with an Advisor

Dillon Wright advising SAA
  • Learn how to get into a SoHE major
  • Set your academic, career, and post-grad goals
  • Select courses for Fall, Spring, or Summer
  • Plan graduation timeline
  • Connect major to career aspirations
  • Interpret University and SoHE rules, regulations, and procedures
  • Explore campus opportunities
  • Discuss any challenges and difficulties
  • Prepare for graduate/professional school
  • Identify campus resources
  • Form a relationship and get answers to your questions!

Questions? Contact us!

Student Academic Affairs & Career Development Staff
Nancy Nicholas Hall, Room 1194 
608-262-2608 |

How to Prep for an Advising Meeting

  1. Review your Majors Curriculum Checksheet (See Resources below)
  2. Login to your UW DARS (Degree Audit Report) to view academic process; download the DARS Quick Start Guide for help
  3. Make a list of questions and topics you’d like to cover
  4. Download and look over the Appointment Checklist PDF

Your Student Academic Affairs & Career Development Team


Annette McDaniel, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Patrick Jackson, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Allison Murray, Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Academic Advisors

Kristin Armstrong
Amy Bertrand
Dillon Wright
Emily Keepman

Career Advisors

Alicia Hazen, Director of Career & Leadership Development, Career Advisor
Danielle Croegaert, Employer Relations Coordinator, Career Advisor
Hannah Hatlan-Atwell, Career Advisor

Student Resources

Schedule an Advisor Meeting Set up a 30-minute academic advising 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
Drop-In Academic AdvisingDrop in meetings are 10-15 minutes, no appointment required. Students are helped on a first-come, first-served basis. Regular drop-in advising is available Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and Thursdays from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Drop-in Career AdvisingDrop-in meetings are 10-15 minutes, no appointment required, offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Drop-in career advising is available Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm throughout the semester. This is the best option to have quick career-related questions answered and cover letters and/or resumes reviewed. Students may also send their documents in for an electronic review to
Major ChecksheetsCommunity & Nonprofit Leadership: 2020-2021
Human Development & Family Studies: 2020-2021
Personal Finance: 2020-2021
Financial Planning: 2020-2021
Interior Architecture: 2020-2021
Retailing & Consumer Behavior: 2020-2021
Textiles & Fashion Design: 2020-2021
- Fashion Institute of Technology: 2020-2021
Add/Drop DeadlineUniversity dates and deadlines. Students are responsible for being away of important dates and take any action before deadlines. Students may submit a Late Drop request to the Academic Dean in the event of that non-academic extenuating circumstances prevented a student from dropping by the deadline.
Academic Dean's Policy RequestsLate Drops, Dual Degrees, Credit Overloads, and Readmissions to SoHE; Please complete the Dean's Policy Request Form after speaking with your academic advisor.
Becoming a SoHE Student Complete the online BASS presentation for an in-depth overview of Human Ecology and all of our majors.
Enrollment/ Course Access QuestionsSpeak with your advisor first. Further enrollment questions, such as your placement on the waitlist and course access when will impact graduation, can be emailed to
Online Major ApplicationUW-Madison students with more than 60 earned credits toward their cumulative GPA and a cumulative GPA below 2.75 must complete the Online Major Application to apply to the following SoHE majors. Application open at the beginning Fall and Spring semesters.
Major Declaration FormReady 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/collegeand may declare a SoHE major using the SoHE Major Declaration Form. These students are not required to complete the Online Major Application.
Scholarship InformationApply for a SoHE scholarship during the fall, spring or summer terms.
Applying for GraduationAll students must apply for graduation in the MyUW Student Center when nearing degree completion. See application instructions. Minimal Degree Requirements: 120 credit hours, 2.0 cumulative GPA, last 30 credits completed in residence.
Transfer Course EquivalencyCheck to see if the course you plan to take at another Wisconsin university will transfer back to UW-Madison. Transfer Wisconsin.
Career and Internship HelpMeet your Career Development advising team and chat with the appropriate advisor for assistance in identifying potential career paths related to your major, applying for an internship, or polishing your professional skills.
Study AbroadVisit the UW Study Abroad office to explore programs abroad. Be sure to talk to your advisor about your plans.
SoHE Student OrganizationsStay involved and gain leadership experience by joining a SoHE Student Organization.
Helpful UW-Madison LinksSoHE Undergraduate Guide
How-To Course Help Tutorials
Course Enrollment Tutorial