Advising session in the Witte CCAS office


Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS)

It is not unusual for students to arrive at UW-Madison unsure about which direction their studies will take them. The UW-Madison Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) understands it’s normal and natural for students to spend time exploring options before deciding on a major. CCAS advisors are here to help guide students through this exciting and sometimes challenging process. The CCAS staff of advisors is knowledgeable about the wide variety of programs available to UW-Madison undergraduate students. Wherever students’ interests lie, CCAS advisors help them sort through options and make informed decisions.

CCAS is a campus-wide advising office. Advising at CCAS is open to all UW-Madison undergraduates who wish to learn more about their academic and career options.

CCAS serves students who:

  • Are exploring majors in multiple schools, colleges or departments wish to learn more about changing their intended or declared majors
  • Have been denied admission into limited-enrollment degree programs (such as business, pharmacy, nursing, education, and journalism) and are exploring new options
  • Seek assistance with early career exploration through the Career Exploration Center (CEC)

CCAS has locations across campus to serve as many students as possible, at times and in places convenient to students, including offices in University Housing, College Library, and the main CCAS office in 10 Ingraham Hall.

Drop-in Advising

In-person, drop-in advising is available in the Chadbourne, Dejope, Ogg, & Witte CCAS Offices Monday – Thursday from 12:30 – 4:30 pm. No appointment is necessary!

Career Exploration Center (CEC)

The Career Exploration Center (CEC), a part of the Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS), is a campus-wide service that assists undecided and exploring students to investigate and make decisions about majors and careers. The CEC offers one-hour career appointments, a career library with over 350 books for students to browse, various career workshops, and assessments to help students identify strengths, interests, skills, and personality preferences. CEC advisors are available to meet with you via phone or video chat, for either 30 minutes or 1 hour. Advisors are generally available between 7:00 am-7:00 pm CST. Schedule an appointment and learn more about how the CEC can help you!