Student Services Resources

UW-Madison is a large campus with many resources available to students, faculty, and staff.

With so many different resources, it can be challenging to navigate eligibility and know where to go for what.

This page provides an extensive list of resources for students, faculty, and instructors.

+Department Information, Forms, Handbooks, & Other Resources

Please note: The forms listed below are specific to departments in Russell Labs (Entomology, Plant Pathology, Forest & Wildlife Ecology). If you need approval through another department (Ex: enroll in research credits under supervision of a Zoology professor), please contact a representative from that department. 

We recommend using the “Fill and Sign” feature in Adobe Acrobat to fill out PDFs and request electronic signatures. 

For Word docs, right-click the link and choose “Save Link As” from the popup menu.

Undergraduate

Program Form Function Document
All undergraduate majors DARS Exception Request 

Request an exception to curricular requirements in Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS). Requests will be routed to the appropriate department curriculum committee. If approved, these changes will be reflected in your degree audit. Contact your academic advisor with any questions. 

Webform

All undergraduate majors

Enrollment Hold Release

Remove “Must Consult with CALS Advisor” hold on enrollment

Webform

Entomology, B.S. Independent Study Agreement

Set up an agreement with a professor to receive research credits. Follow instructions on the form. 

PDF
  Capstone Agreement

Set up a capstone project with an Entomology professor. Form must be submitted to Academic Advising Manager to code into DARS/count towards degree requirements. 

PDF

Plant Pathology, B.S.

Plant Pathology Independent Study Agreement 

Set up an agreement with a professor to receive research credits. Follow instructions on the form. 

PDF 

 

Capstone Agreement

Set up a capstone project with a Plant Pathology professor. Form must be submitted to Academic Advising Manager to code into DARS/count towards degree requirements.

PDF

Wildlife Ecology, B.S.

F&WE Independent Study Agreement 

Set up an agreement with a professor to receive research credits. Follow instructions on the form. 

PDF

 

F&WE Internship Agreement 

Receive credit for internship experience in Wildlife Ecology through F&W ECOL 399. Must have approval from site supervisor and receive grade from F&WE faculty member. 

PDF

 

F&WE Internship Evaluation 

Show progress in internship experience and receive grade in F&W ECOL 399 from F&WE faculty member. 

PDF

Forest Science, B.S.

F&WE Independent Study Agreement 

Set up an agreement with a professor to receive research credits. Follow instructions on the form. 

PDF

 

Forest Science Internship Agreement 

Document internship experience and allow access to F&W ECOL 390: Learning to Action – Professional Development OR Independent Study credits. 

PDF 

 

Forest Science Course Planning Guide

This guide is designed for Forest Science majors to assist in planning coursework for future semesters. It is meant to complement information found in the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS), Guide, and Course Search & Enroll tools. Should not be used a substitute for meeting with your academic and faculty advisors.

PDF

Graduate

Program Form Function Document
Entomology, M.S.

Program of Study Certification 

The “Certification Form”, otherwise known as a Program of Study, is a document signed by your committee certifying that your program of study meets minimum requirements set by the program and that we are documenting the approval of any prior coursework with the UW Graduate School.  

After forming your thesis/dissertation committee, completing this form should be your first milestone of graduate study. It should be completed after you have held your first committee meeting, generally by the end of your first year as a graduate student. Your faculty advisor and committee members are responsible for advising you on program requirements and course selection. 

Word Doc
Entomology, Ph.D.

Program of Study Certification 

The “Certification Form”, otherwise known as a Program of Study, is a document signed by your committee certifying that your program of study meets minimum requirements set by the program and that we are documenting the approval of any prior coursework with the UW Graduate School.  

After forming your thesis/dissertation committee, completing this form should be your first milestone of graduate study. It should be completed after you have held your first committee meeting, generally by the end of your first year as a graduate student. Your faculty advisor and committee members are responsible for advising you on program requirements and course selection. 

Word Doc
Plant Pathology, M.S.

Program of Study Certification 

The “Certification Form”, otherwise known as a Program of Study, is a document signed by your committee certifying that your program of study meets minimum requirements set by the program and that we are documenting the approval of any prior coursework with the UW Graduate School.  

After forming your thesis/dissertation committee, completing this form should be your first milestone of graduate study. It should be completed after you have held your first committee meeting, generally by the end of your first year as a graduate student. Your faculty advisor and committee members are responsible for advising you on program requirements and course selection. 

Word Doc
Plant Pathology, Ph.D.

Program of Study Certification 

The “Certification Form”, otherwise known as a Program of Study, is a document signed by your committee certifying that your program of study meets minimum requirements set by the program and that we are documenting the approval of any prior coursework with the UW Graduate School.  

After forming your thesis/dissertation committee, completing this form should be your first milestone of graduate study. It should be completed after you have held your first committee meeting, generally by the end of your first year as a graduate student. Your faculty advisor and committee members are responsible for advising you on program requirements and course selection. 

Word Doc
Wildlife Ecology, M.S.

Program of Study Certification 

The “Certification Form”, otherwise known as a Program of Study, is a document signed by your committee certifying that your program of study meets minimum requirements set by the program and that we are documenting the approval of any prior coursework with the UW Graduate School.  

After forming your thesis/dissertation committee, completing this form should be your first milestone of graduate study. It should be completed after you have held your first committee meeting, generally by the end of your first year as a graduate student. Your faculty advisor and committee members are responsible for advising you on program requirements and course selection. 

Word Doc
Wildlife Ecology, Ph.D.

Program of Study Certification 

The “Certification Form”, otherwise known as a Program of Study, is a document signed by your committee certifying that your program of study meets minimum requirements set by the program and that we are documenting the approval of any prior coursework with the UW Graduate School.  

After forming your thesis/dissertation committee, completing this form should be your first milestone of graduate study. It should be completed after you have held your first committee meeting, generally by the end of your first year as a graduate student. Your faculty advisor and committee members are responsible for advising you on program requirements and course selection. 

Word Doc
Forest Science, M.S.

Program of Study Certification 

The “Certification Form”, otherwise known as a Program of Study, is a document signed by your committee certifying that your program of study meets minimum requirements set by the program and that we are documenting the approval of any prior coursework with the UW Graduate School.  

After forming your thesis/dissertation committee, completing this form should be your first milestone of graduate study. It should be completed after you have held your first committee meeting, generally by the end of your first year as a graduate student. Your faculty advisor and committee members are responsible for advising you on program requirements and course selection. 

Word Doc
Forest Science, Ph.D.

Program of Study Certification 

The “Certification Form”, otherwise known as a Program of Study, is a document signed by your committee certifying that your program of study meets minimum requirements set by the program and that we are documenting the approval of any prior coursework with the UW Graduate School.  

After forming your thesis/dissertation committee, completing this form should be your first milestone of graduate study. It should be completed after you have held your first committee meeting, generally by the end of your first year as a graduate student. Your faculty advisor and committee members are responsible for advising you on program requirements and course selection. 

Word Doc

Handbooks

Miscellaneous

Program Form Function Document

All graduate programs 

Warrant Request 

Request warrants (MS, prelim, or final PhD). Try to do this a minimum of 4 weeks before your defense date! 

Webform  

 

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+New Student Information

Graduate Students

Welcome New Graduate Students!

For a complete list of program requirements, please review the Handbooks and Forms for your department listed in the Department Information, Forms, Handbooks, & Other Resources accordion panel above.

Additional Information:

Questions:

  • General questions: contact your assigned faculty advisor (if you don’t know who this is, look in your student center) or the major chair.
  • Issues with advising holds or need authorization for independent study: contact the Department Administrator.