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Stacy Woodward

Please contact me through Terra Dotta

International Student Services (ISS)

Thank you for contacting International Student Services (ISS) at UW-Madison. Check here to see if I am your assigned ISS advisor. 

CONTINUING STUDENTS: If you are checking in on an application, we have a maximum processing time of 15 business days (3 weeks).
NEW STUDENTS: the maximum processing time for New F-1 Student requests is 20 business days (4 weeks).

We cannot expedite requests. While we do our best to accommodate students' needs, ISS cannot grant requests for expedited processing due to the high volume of requests we receive.

1. Drop-In Advising Monday, Tuesday, and Friday (virtual and in-person). Drop-in advising is available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be limited to 10 minutes per student. Use drop-in advising for questions that can be resolved in this timeframe. I strongly recommend you search the ISS website prior to requesting advising services. You may find your answer there!

Drop-In Advising Schedule:
  • Mondays and Tuesdays: 2:00 to 4:00 PM (Central Time)
  • Fridays: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Central Time)
2. Schedule an Appointment. If your situation or questions require more than the 10 minutes limited at drop-in advising, please schedule an appointment with me. These are reserved for students on my caseload only. If I am not your assigned ISS advisor, I will cancel the appointment request. I typically open my appointments on Wednesdays, unless I am out of the office or otherwise unable to open my appointments. 

Appointments will be held virtually via Zoom only. When requesting the appointment, please provide complete details about your questions/concerns. You will receive an email confirmation from me with a Zoom link when your appointment request is accepted.

***Please note appointments and drop-in advising should not be used for status updates on pending applications. If your application status is "Submitted - Under Review by Assigned Advisor" it is being reviewed and you will receive an email when it is processed!***

3. Information Requests: submit your detailed written questions to your assigned ISS advisor in Terra Dotta. We work as a team to respond to you, even if I am out of the office. Click here for a short video tutorial on sending an info request. Please allow 3-5 business days for a response. (During busy times, please allow additional time for a response)

When sending an information request or scheduling an appointment, please include the following:
  • Your preferred name,
  • WiscID number,
  • Complete details about your question/concern
Please send an information request to your assigned ISS advisor only. This will help prevent duplicate efforts and keep communication streamlined. Please allow a few business days for us to respond.

4. Phone Services: are provided by our student peer advisors Monday through Friday. Immigration advising is not offered by phone.

Thank you and I look forward to working with you!

Stacy Woodward
International Student Advisor