frequently asked questions
I'm not a current UW student, but I plan to enroll/transfer soon. Can I still be advised by CPHA?
CPHA will begin advising transfer students as soon as you have a UW-Madison campus ID. If you enroll at UW-Madison as a first-year student, we offer a number of first-year pre-health student services just for you. Please learn more. To be more direct, we only advise current UW-Madison students and alumni and do not meet with prospective students. However, we are happy to answer questions from prospective students at firstname.lastname@example.org!
How can I visit campus?
UW-Madison provides prospective students with a number of opportunities to visit campus and learn more. Choose the visit that matches your academic interests!
- Where can I find information about applying to UW?
What happens once I'm admitted?
Your UW Day is a full–day program designed to give admitted freshman the information and campus perspective needed to make a final college selection. CPHA advisors will be at the resource fair to answer any of your questions.
SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration) will be your first step as a UW-Madison student. CPHA will be at the Academic Connections fair!
Is there a preferred major for health professions graduate programs?
Not at all. Health professional schools seek candidates with diverse interests and backgrounds. So think about what you want to dedicate yourself to for three or four years, learn what your options for majors at UW-Madison are, and learn what you want to learn. Health professional programs consider the work you do in the prerequisite courses they require as sufficient evidence of your academic preparation for their curricula. Some majors at UW-Madison require courses that health professional programs also require, and this leads some students to choose one of these majors. But, depending on time and financial constrains, you can major in any area of interest. One way to diversify your coursework and pursue academic interests outside your major is to get a certificate (what many institutions call a minor).