Navigating Academics

Mathematics graduate student Debraj Chakrabarti was one of 14 student finalists racing to complete calculus equations during the university's first-ever Math Integration Bee

Planning for Academic Success:   UW-Madison offers top-notch resources to support the academic success of its students, including graduate students; so take advantage of the many learning support resources available to you. Setting an early habit of good time management is another key to academic success, and of course you’ll need to maintain a good relationship with your faculty advisor. Additionally, identifying a mentor or building a mentoring team is critical not only to your success in graduate school but also to the overall quality of your experience at UW-Madison. If doing all of these things seem overwhelming, have no fear – we’ve written a webpage full of advice just for you, Planning for Academic Success.

Academic Policies, Procedures, and Forms: The Graduate School Catalog is the official document of record for satisfactory progress and degree requirements.  The Graduate School’s Academic Policies and Procedures complements the Catalog.    The Graduate School is your academic dean’s office and therefore your point of contact for academic withdrawal, course changes, satisfactory progress, academic probation, grievances/appeals, and degree conferral. For advice on these or related issues, visit room 217 Bascom Hall, between 7:45am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday, or email

Intellectual Communities:  Graduate Research Scholars (GRS) are research communities specifically for students receiving the Advanced Opportunity Fellowship.  The UW-Madison Bouchet Graduate Honor Society “seeks to develop a network of scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support, and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy”.  Marie Christine Kohler Fellows at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery are senior graduate or professional students selected on the strength of their commitment and abilities to contribute to transdisciplinary thought.

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