University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Learn about our new program!

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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.

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Important dates:
Summer dates and deadlines

Wednesdays (Jul 11 forward) – Job Search Support Group
July 20 – Career Change 101
August 23 – Building Bridges
September 18 – Career Change 101
October 11 & 12 – Tools for Purposeful Career Change
October 17 – Nuts and Bolts of Returning to School


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.

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Career & educational planning

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

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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.

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