University of Wisconsin–Madison
Bascom Hall in full bloom

Welcome!

Adult Career and Special Student Services (ACSSS) is your gateway to the vast resources of UW-Madison. We offer career counseling for local adults including UW-Madison employees. Our office serves as the admitting, advising, and dean’s office for University Special students. Additionally, ACSSS acts as a launching pad for returning adult students and provides them with support, guidance, and resources to successfully navigate their way back to school.

Bascom hill in fall

Important dates:
Nov 3 – last day to drop classes
Nov 24 – last day to withdraw from classes
Dec 13 – last day of classes
Dec 15-21 – final exams
Jan 23 – first day of spring term

Events:
Tuesdays – Job Search Support Group
Jan 18 – Career Change 101
Feb 8 & 9 – Tools for Purposeful Career Change

 

Special and guest students

Take classes for credit even if you are not currently part of a UW-Madison degree program. Or, if you aren’t interested in earning credit, auditing classes might be for you.

Continuing Studies students

Career & educational planning

Talk with a professional career counselor about changing your career and/or returning to school.

One student helping another with a paper

Returning to school

If you are a returning adult or nontraditional student at UW-Madison, ACSSS is here to help support you and get you connected to resources.

Gretchen Chan with Bucky Badger