University of Wisconsin–Madison

Schedule an Appointment

Advising appointments can be made through the WiscCal Scheduling Assistant. All major declarations require an appointment. You must have a NetID to make an appointment.

Please click this link for instructions on how to use Scheduling Assistant. We have three advisors in the Psychology Department; all currently declared students should try to schedule an appointment with their assigned advisor.

Assigned Advisor New Students Location
Stephanie Osborn or Valerie Johnson Last name begins with A-H* Room 428 or 430 Psychology
Stephanie Osborn Last name begins with I-L Room 428 Psychology
Valerie Johnson Last name begins with M-Z Room 430 Psychology

*We are are in the process of hiring a new advisor. Students with last names beginning with A-H will be assigned to our new advisor.

Appointments may be made up to two weeks in advance, with at least 24 hours advanced notice. All currently declared students and current UW students interested in the Psychology major are welcome to schedule an appointment. Students may choose a 15-minute appointment or two back-to-back appointments for a total of 30 minutes. Students are allowed up to two 15-minute appointments in a two week period. Students who are more than 5 minutes late for an appointment will be required to reschedule.

Please select a 15- or 30-minute appointment as follows:

15-Minute Appointments: 30-Minute Appointments:
  • Major exploration
  • Major declaration ONLY
  • Course selection
  • Graduation check
  • Forms
  • Academic planning
  • Involvement (research, student orgs, volunteering)
  • Career/graduate school planning
  • Probation or academic difficulty
  • SAP appeal

If you need to cancel an appointment, you must do so through Scheduling Assistant. For students who have migrated to Office365 and using the Outlook Web App- be sure to send us a response if you decline your appointment.

Please also note that there is a high demand for advising in the Psychology Department. It is common for appointments to be filled quickly. Requests for appointments cannot be made via email. If you have more immediate advising needs, please refer to the weekly Drop-in hours. All students, regardless of their assigned advisor, may attend drop-in advising.

Are you a prospective student?

With over 1,100 psychology majors at UW-Madison, Psychology Advisors are dedicated to serving current UW-Madison students during the academic year. We will gladly meet with prospective students during spring break (mid-Mar), summer break (June-Aug), and winter break (end of Dec/early Jan). We require a minimum of two weeks advanced notice to schedule an appointment. We are happy to schedule face-to-face, phone, or Skype appointments with prospective students. You may contact us via email: advisor@psych.wisc.edu.