Staff and peer advisors at the Wisconsin School of Business are here to provide knowledge and support as you follow your path to the Wisconsin BBA Program. We're available to help you prepare for admission and determine if the Wisconsin BBA Program is the best fit for you.

Should you decide to apply to the Wisconsin School of Business, we’ll do everything we can to make the admissions process clear and approachable. We go to great lengths to help you prepare your application for admission, offering admissions events, one-on-one advising, and more. Please do not hesitate to reach out and ask for the support and information you need.

Admissions Advising for Current UW–Madison (Pre-Business) Students

Pre-Business Academics and Admissions Advising Sessions

The Wisconsin BBA Program hosts information sessions and workshops for current UW–Madison students throughout the year. WSB Welcome and Ignite provide an opportunity to learn about all that the Wisconsin School of Business has to offer. Pre-business workshops provide information on the admissions process and help students select spring courses that will meet the academic requirements and align with their interests. At these sessions, you will connect with both pre-business advising staff members and peer advisors.

One-on-One Advising

During the academic year, drop-in advising is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in 3150 Grainger Hall.

At any time, you may use Scheduling Assistant to set up a 15-30 minute appointment with Randy Gentile, Taylor Dahlby, or Pahoua Xiong. Scheduled appointments should be utilized for topics such as major exploration, planning future semesters, preparing for study abroad, difficulties with courses, or non-academic factors affecting academics.

If you’re not sure what to ask, or you would like to prepare for a productive advising session, you can check your eligibility, explore what's involved in preparing application materials, and review frequently asked questions.

Connecting by Email

Current UW–Madison students who are preparing to apply through the pre-business process are welcome to send quick “yes or no”-type questions to Include your student ID number and your email address. We will reply within one business day.

Hosted Visits for High School Students and Their Families

If you are a prospective Wisconsin BBA students who is currently in high school—or a prospective transfer students—we encourage you to connect with a BBA Ambassador for help and support with the admissions process. The BBA Ambassadors are current Business Badgers who understand the admissions process and can share their personal perspectives on the program. They are enthusiastic about helping you evaluate the Wisconsin BBA Program and prepare a competitive application for admission. You can schedule a family visit that will be hosted by a BBA Ambassador and custom-tailored to your needs.

Admissions Advising for Transfer Students

Prospective transfer students often have specific questions related to transfer admissions and transfer credits. We encourage you to meet with a UW–Madison transfer admissions counselor for personalized assistance. You can set up a one-on-one appointment with a transfer admissions counselor through the Office of Admissions and Recruiting at UW–Madison.

If you have transfer questions that are specific to the Wisconsin BBA Program, please contact a pre-business admission advisor (see above).