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ANS (Advisor Notes System)

The Advisor Notes System (ANS) is a function within My UW-Madison which allows advisors to document information about advisees with My UW.

Google Drive

Google Drive, formerly known as Google Docs, is a suite of products that lets you create different kinds of online documents, work on them in real time with other people, and store your documents and your other files -- all online, and all for free.


Graduate Records Examination –


GWIS was created by the Graduate School to allow electronic communication between departments and the Graduate School Office of Admissions. GWIS is a copy of Graduate School applicant data found in ISIS. This is the system you will use to track and update an applicant's progress in the admissions process.

Existing Users: Log in at


International English Language Testing System -

InfoAccessInfoAccess Service provides its customers with:
  • Data which is comprehensive, reliably available, timely, accurate, flexibly structured, and understandably organized
  • Data Documentation which is complete, accurate, well organized, and easily accessible
  • Consulting and support for tools used to transform data into information (e.g. Interactive Reporting)
  • Help identifying, documenting, and prioritizing UW-Madison campus-wide data and information needs for potential inclusion in the InfoAccess Data Warehouse

The InfoAccess Service and its data warehouse support DoIT’s strategic objective to provide UW-Madison faculty and staff easy access to the data and information they need.

InfoAccess is available, at no cost, to UW-System faculty and staff.

Learn more here.

Interactive Reporting

Interactive Reporting (formerly known as Hyperion) is an Oracle query management tool that is used by the University of Wisconsin System to access, manage, and query data in the Data Warehouse.


The Integrated Student Information System (ISIS) is the "behind-the-scenes" software program providing data to assist UW-Madison staffers in their efforts to oversee the continued enhancement of functionality for student administrative services spanning everything from SOAR and admissions through graduation.

Existing Users: log in at


Madison Academic Staff Association –


Michigan English Language Assessment Battery –


National Academic Advising Association –


National Association of International Educators –


The Association for Graduate Enrollment Management – (formerly known as the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals)


National Conference on Race and Ethnicity –


Qualtrics is a web-based survey service that is available for use by all UW-Madison faculty, staff and students by logging in with your NetID and password. The UW-Madison Qualtrics Survey Hosting Service allows the campus community to easily create surveys, collect and store data, and produce reports.

Free online workshop:

Query Library

The Query Library is a repository of pre-written queries available to faculty and staff who work with benefits, curricular, human resource, payroll, and student data.  For more information, check out the Graduate and Professional Student Section of the Query Library Knowledge Base:

Query Library Knowledge Base

Accessing the Query Library

List of Graduate Student Queries Available


SARA was created by the Graduate School for tracking satisfactory progress of enrolled graduate students. SARA consists of "live" data pulled directly from ISIS, in addition to tracking data developed by the Graduate School (e.g. requests for grade changes, late enrollment, overloads, and degree completion processing). SARA can provide a list of students by programs, or it can display comprehensive information about one student at a time.

New User Access Steps: Contact Judy Bauman to get access

Existing Users: Log in at


Student Personnel Administration, UW-Madison –

Test of English as a Foreign Language


Wisconsin Academic Advising Association –


Wisconsin College Personnel Administration –