Hoping to attend Madison College (or any other Wisconsin technical college) after high school? Advanced standing allows a student to gain retroactive, tuition-free credit from past high school courses. In order to receive retroactive credit, the student must complete the course to specific conditions (i.e., grades, attendance requirements, etc.) AND enroll in the technical college within 27 months of graduation. There must be a course agreement on file with both Madison College and your high school for your Advanced Standing class in order to receive credits.
It is the student's responsibility to initiate the advanced standing process by presenting documentation related to the course. This may include course work, syllabus, exams, or other coursework pertaining to the class. Advanced standing agreements are transferable to all the schools within the Wisconsin Technical College System, but not necessarily with University of Wisconsin colleges.
Students eligible for retroactive credits include students who have taken an advanced standing course at their high school and received a minimum of a 3.0 grade point in the class. In order to gain the college credit, the student must enroll in the technical college within 27 months of graduating from high school.
Not all high schools or school districts offer the same classes. High School students interested in this option should speak to their guidance counselor for more information.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact D'Ann Zickert at (608) 243-4650.