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Prospective Undergraduate Computer Sciences Students

Frequently Asked Questions

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I’m not a current UW student, but I plan to enroll/transfer soon. Can I still be advised by CS advisors?

Computer Science Undergraduate Advisors provide extensive advising resources to current UW-Madison students and transfer students.

If you are in the early stages of considering transferring to UW-Madison or have not yet started your first year on campus (a.k.a., freshman year), we encourage you to access advising through our excellent online resources (i.e., this website) and to email us at Please also consider signing up for a Computer Science Informational Session through the UW Admissions Office.

You will have plenty of time to talk with us once you arrive on campus as a first year student. We look forward to supporting you in learning about and thinking through all your options!

How can I visit campus?

UW-Madison provides prospective students with a number of opportunities to visit campus and learn more. Choose the visit that matches your academic interests!

Where can I find information about applying to UW?

For specific applications and deadlines visit the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.

What happens once I’m admitted?

Your UW Day is a full-day program designed to give admitted first year students all the information and campus perspective that you will want in order to make a final college selection. In addition, CS advisors will be at the Majors Fair to talk with you about any questions that you have.

SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration) will be your first step as a UW-Madison student.