Academic Advising is an important part of your college experience. All UW-M/WC students are assigned to a faculty or staff academic advisor. Your academic advisor assignment can be found in your PRISM account.

Your academic advisor can help you:

  • Explore academic and career goals
  • Select classes for major exploration and degree completion
  • Find academic resources
  • Learn how to use PRISM
  • Learn about transferring

Meeting with Your Academic Advisor

You should plan on meeting with your academic advisor at least once a semester. It is highly recommended that you schedule a meeting with your advisor prior to registering for classes for the upcoming semester.

Scheduling a Meeting

 While your academic advisor may have posted office hours, it is in your best interest to schedule an appointment. If your academic advisor is located in the Student Services Office, please call the front desk at 715-389-6530 to schedule an appointment. If you have been assigned to a faculty advisor, please contact that faculty member directly either by phone or e-mail.

Before Your Appointment

  • Review the Associate’s Degree requirements.
  • Explore the online course schedule. You are required to bring a list of possible classes for the following semester.
  • Print a copy of your unofficial transcript and bring it to the appointment. For instructions on how to print your transcript from PRISM, click on Student Help at
  • Bring a list of questions or topics you want to discuss with your advisor.

If you cannot make it to your scheduled appointment, call your to reschedule. Other students are also trying to get in for appointments, so please be considerate and call if you need to reschedule.