Already know what you need to do? Go straight to the online application.
Check the availability and admission requirements for the program or certificate you are interested in to make sure that the program or certificate is accepting applications and that you are qualified to apply. High-demand programs may have a wait list.
Just want to take a class or two, but don’t want to earn a degree? You only need to register.
Already a student and thinking about changing your program? Check out our Changing Academic Program FAQs to learn what to consider, how to get started and where to go for help.
Once you have chosen your program or certificate, you can apply for admission:
Online Program Application
Create an ApplyWeb account and follow the instructions to complete the Online Program Application before the application deadline. Submit the $35 non-refundable fee (one-time per technical college $30 application fee, plus $5 processing fee—payable by credit card, debit card or electronic check) with your application. Applicants may submit one program application per term using the Online Program Application.
Online Certificate Application
Create an ApplyWeb account and follow the instructions to complete the Online Certificate Application before the application deadline. Madison College begins collecting certificate applications for the following year’s fall semester on January 16, and begins consideration of those applications on the third Monday in March. Deadline for the fall certificate applications is August 31. Madison College begins collecting certificate applications for the following year’s spring semester on September 1, and begins consideration of those applications on the third Monday in October. Deadline for the spring certificate applications is January 15.
Submit the $15 non-refundable fee ($10 per certificate application fee, plus $5 processing fee – payable by credit card, debit card or electronic check) with your application. Applicants may submit more than one certificate application per term using the Online Certificate Application; the same fees apply for each additional application. Some certificates may not be available via the online application; contact the academic School office for application information.
Paper applications are available by request at the Enrollment Center, Room 159 – Truax or Room D117 – Downtown, or any regional or metro campus office. Request a paper application from the Enrollment Center by phone at (608) 246-6210 or (800) 322-6282, Ext. 6210. Effective January 1, 2011, there is an additional $10 non-refundable processing fee to submit a paper application. Please note: Using a paper application can delay the processing of your admission application an additional two weeks which may impact your financial aid.
Applicants applying by paper who have not previously applied to or taken classes at Madison College and who wish to register regardless of admission, may see the Registration Process web page to determine Student Status and create an account, if necessary. Then, choose from the Four Ways to Register for classes.
International Student Application
Complete the International Student Admission Application Form if you would like to apply for an F-1 or M-1 student visa to attend the college.
Late Admissions Applications
Complete and submit the Checklist for Late Program Applications (PDF, 804 KB) to apply for one of Madison College's programs accepting late applications. For late certificate applications, complete and submit the Checklist for Late Certificate Applications (PDF, 792KB). See the Late Admissions web page for complete information.
If you are currently in high school, you should also complete the High School Counselor Form (PDF 774, KB).
Not all certificate applications require transcripts for admittance. Refer to the appropriate Certificate web page for unique requirements.
Please check the program information for your degree program to see if there are any other admission requirements, such as ACT, COMPASS, SAT or Asset scores, or other documentation, that you will need to submit prior to the admissions deadline.
Please check the certificate information for your Certificate or Advanced Certificate to see if there are any additional requirements.
After your application is submitted, you will be contacted by the Enrollment Center and/or a representative of your program about the next steps in the process which may include:
Program applicants who have been denied acceptance due to unmet admissions requirements may submit a Program Admission Appeal Form (PDF, 788 KB) to request re-evaluation of their application and credentials.
The Program Admission Appeal Form is not to be used for residency-related requests. See the Residency Determination web page for information and access to the Residency Re-determination Form (PDF, 790 KB).