Education and Career Planning Services

Adult Career and Special Student Services (ACSSS) provides education and career counseling for adults in Madison and the surrounding area. If you have thought about changing careers or returning to school but aren't sure how to make it happen, we may be able to help. Explore your options with a career and educational counselor or advisor.

Education Planning

Get help with your plans to return to school. We can assist you with:

  • Exploring different education programs
  • Navigating admissions’ processes
  • Connecting with appropriate campus resources

Career Planning

Get help planning a path to a more satisfying career. Regardless what stage of the career and educational planning process you are at, we can assist you with:

Read more about the career development process.
NOTE: Students enrolled at UW-Madison usually receive career services from the career center associated with their school or college.


Individual Appointments

Explore options and determine your next steps during an individual appointment tailored to your unique needs. No charge for appointments; small fee for assessments.

Make an appointment.

Education and Career workshops

ACSSS offers workshops to help you with career planning, returning to school, and getting familiar with the UW campus.

Additional resources