Learning Support

At UW-Madison, learning support services are encouraged for all students, whether they are feeling challenged by academic expectations or confident and looking to maintain it. They can be particularly helpful for new transfer students adjusting to a new academic culture and expectations.

Your key source for information about learning support services is UW-Madison’s Undergraduate Advising website. They have compiled a comprehensive list of resources, as well as an FAQ about how learning support works at UW-Madison. You’ll also see some common myths about learning support dispelled, along with student testimonials.

The UW-Madison Libraries are another great source of support for you in your transition. They’ve even put together a Research Guide specifically for new transfers! There are over 40 libraries on campus, so if you’re just not sure where to start, we recommend you “Ask a Librarian”.
Finally, there are also some population-specific learning support resources available for students. Here is a sample of some of those resources:

  • McBurney Disability Resource Center
    Provides a variety of services for students with physical, learning, sensory, psychological, or health-related disabilities
  • CeO: Center for Educational Opportunity
    Comprehensive resources for students from low-income families, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities. Application required.
  • Veteran Services & Military Assistance Center
    This group can help veterans access GI Bill funding for private tutoring, and provides a list of UW-Madison approved tutors.

Students work on "concept boards" in small groups during a section of N310: Mental Health and Mental Illness, a School of Nursing class taught in the Active Learning Classroom (ALC) in Signe Skott Cooper Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Oct. 22, 2014. The interactive classroom features clustered seating and state-of-the-art computing and audio-visual technology as tools to for student engagement. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)