We hope you may find this information helpful as you start to plan for next year.
Math and Statistics Preparation
The Math Preparation course is a refresher for students who have not studied algebra in a few years. New students should at least take a look at the problems and be sure you are familiar with the material. The course is not mandatory for all students.
The statistics pdf provided below is from the book, Modern Business Statistics, by Anderson, Sweeney and Williams and is provided for those of you who have not taken a statistics course in the past few years. It will be very helpful for you to start familiarizing yourself with the concepts in Chapter 4 and 5 before beginning PA 818: Statistical Analysis. If there is a particular concept within these chapters that you do not understand, you can locate the concept within Khan Academy or other online resources, to help you with the material. There will be course time devoted to these chapters so you are not expected to master this material by the end of summer. However, we cannot stress strongly enough how important it is for those of you who have not studied these concepts, or have not studied them in the past couple years, to put in time this summer.
Modern Business Statistics is the text for the course. You can purchase it ahead of time from Amazon or wait until the beginning of the semester and purchase the book from the La Follette School Student Association.
In order to access the course you should:
- Visit the Learn@UW site: http://learnuw.wisc.edu
- Click the “UW NetID Login” button.
- Type in your UW NetID and password.
- In your Course Dashboard, click the link to La Follette Math Prep under “Current”, “Ongoing”.
Please contact the following La Follette staff/faculty if you have any questions in these areas:
La Follette School Orientation
Orientation for new students will be on Thursday, September 1st, a few days before the first day of classes which this year will be Tuesday, September 6th. This will be an opportunity for you to meet some faculty members, students, and staff. The orientation agenda will be sent to you in June.
Enrollment Instructions and Information:
Fall courses for first-year, first semester:
Faculty Advisors: All students will be assigned to a faculty advisor in August.
If you are finishing your undergraduate degree at the end of this May:
Your account at the UW will be placed on hold until you finish the admissions process which means sending your final official transcript to the La Follette School. Please send official transcripts to Mary Treleven, La Follette School Admissions, 1225 Observatory Hill Drive, Madison, WI 53706.
If you are a UW-Madison student finishing your degree in May:
If you would like to look at last year’s syllabi, you can go to the student resource page: http://www.lafollette.wisc.edu/students/.
New syllabi for fall 2016 will be available at the end of August 2016. Textbook information will be available in the course guide when you enroll. Please do not make text purchases based on last fall’s syllabus.
Please look at the International Student Services website: www.iss.wisc.edu. If you have questions about getting your student visa, changes to your visa, travel questions, or others, please contact their very helpful office.
Most graduate students fund their first year of education through personal savings and subsidized and unsubsidized loans. A few first year students find jobs on campus that begin in the fall. The best place to find opportunities is this website: www.finaid.wisc.edu/student-jobs.htm.
More information on cost and tuition can be found here: http://www.grad.wisc.edu/education/admissions/costs.html
UW-Madison Housing website: http://www.housing.wisc.edu/
Off campus Housing website: https://campusareahousing.wisc.edu/
If you need to make plans during breaks, the academic calendar for next year is here: www.secfac.wisc.edu/acadcal
To activate your WISC.EDU email address go to www.registrar.wisc.edu/email_address_requirements_student.htm. This will be the email address that all official communication will be sent to beginning in the fall from La Follette and other University offices. If you prefer to get your email at another address you will have to have your WISC email forwarded to your alternate email address.
Please send us a short paragraph about yourself
Other resources/recommendations for UW-Madison Graduate Students
-The Graduate School provides student services as well. If you have questions about graduate school in general you can take advantage of their information and opportunities: UW Madison Graduate School website: www.grad.wisc.edu
-LIKE the La Follette School of Public Affairs on facebook!
For more information/questions please contact us:
Student Services Associate: