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Web chat: Academic Advising

Thursday, October 24, 2013, noon–1 p.m. CDT

Questions about courses, majors and advising? We want to help.

Academic advising is an important part of undergraduate education. Advisors help students find the resources and tools that enable them to explore, define, and accomplish academic and career goals.

The topic can also be complex and challenging, and it consistently rates as an area in which students and parents have questions.

To make things easier, the UW–Madison Parent Program, University Communications and the Office of Undergraduate Advising have teamed up to host a live informational Web chat to answer a wide range of questions from students and parents.

The event will be held from noon–1 p.m. (CDT) on Thursday, Oct. 24.

Participants are encouraged to submit their own questions or simply sit back and observe the chat. For those who can't participate in the live chat, a complete transcript will be posted immediately following the event.

Topics may include info about selecting or changing a major, course selection, reading a Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) report, advising opportunities, entrance requirements for undergraduate majors, transfer requirements and planned enhancements to the campus advising structure.

Keep in mind, the goal of the panel will be to provide information and resources. The session doesn’t replace a regular appointment with an assigned academic advisor.

If you have questions in advance of the chat, e-mail the Parent Program at