Schedule an Appointment

As of March 16, 2020 – The Psychology Major Advisors are hosting academic advising appointments via Google Hangout or Phone in the coming weeks. We are currently not hosting in-person appointments or drop-in hours.

Appointments will still be scheduled through Starfish. Please see instructions below for how to access Starfish. When scheduling, please select whether you want a Google Hangout or a Phone appointment as your location. Note – if you schedule a Phone appointment, leave your phone number in the appointment notes description. Your advisor will call you at that number at the start of your appointment time. We will call from a blocked number, so you may see “No Caller ID” or a similar message listed when we call. For Google Hangouts, you will receive an email invitation to your email address inviting you to ‘join the meeting’ at the start of your scheduled appointment time. Click here for Google Hangout Instructions.

Please contact with any Psychology advising or appointment related questions.

All currently declared students and current UW-Madison undergraduate students interested in the Psychology major are welcome to schedule an appointment. Advising appointments can be made through Starfish. You can access Starfish from your MyUW dashboard. To add the Starfish app:

  1. Login to MyUW
  2. Search for Starfish
  3. Click Add to home for easy access
  4. Launch the app

Please click this link for instructions on how to use Starfish.

Psychology Advisor

Student last name begins with


Maria Hartwig


438D    Psychology

Stephanie Osborn


438C    Psychology

Kari Maas


438A    Psychology

Valerie Johnson *On leave until July 2020


438E    Psychology

Click this link to schedule a Psychology Advising Appointment. 

When you arrive for your advising appointment, please go to the waiting room in 438F.  The Advisor will come greet you at your scheduled appointment time.

Appointments must be made with at least 24 hours advanced notice. Students are allowed one 30-min appointment in a two-week period. Students who are more than 10 minutes late for an appointment will be required to reschedule.

If you need to CANCEL an appointment, you must do so through Starfish.

Are you a UW student interested in the Psychology major? The Psychology Advising Office welcomes appointments with all current UW-Madison undergraduate students interested in the field of Psychology. Please refer to the Requirements page for additional resources about the major and information about how to declare the Psychology major. 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 UW student?

The Department of Psychology welcomes prospective students to attend our Information Sessions held throughout the year. You can go to the Office of Admissions’ Visit Bucky website for information on dates and times of our Psychology Major Information Sessions. These group sessions will introduce you to the Psychology department, curriculum, and additional opportunities available for future Psychology students.

Students are welcome to visit certain classes, including Psych 202 Introductory Psychology, during the semester. You can find more information about Class Visits on the Visit Bucky site.

Students planning on transferring to UW-Madison from another undergraduate institution can visit the following link for additional information for Transfer Students.