Advising & Registration

Advising and Registration (A&R) sessions are designed to give students newly accepted into a Madison College program the opportunity to begin their academic career on the right foot.

**Sessions have finished for the Spring 2016 semester.**

Prepare for your Session:

Come prepared to Advising & Registration, so you can successfully enroll in classes! 

Step 1 -  Activate your myMadisonCollege Account

Step 2 - Submit Transcripts and Request Transfer Credit

Submit all official college transcripts to the Enrollment Center. If you have previously taken college level courses, you may wish to request a Transfer Credit Evaluation. Don’t let this step slow you down! Proceed to Step 3, as you can take the COMPASS test even if your transcripts are not in yet.

Step 3 - Ensure placement test scores are visible in your myMadisonCollege Student Center

ACT or COMPASS placement test scores (or Math and English classes transferred in from another college) from within the last two years are required prior to attending an Advising & Registration Session for registration and proper placement into general education courses.

You may choose to take COMPASS prior to your Advising & Registration session date, or participate in both on the same day. Be aware that while attending both in one day is convenient for travel purposes, it is also a significant time commitment (i.e. 8:30am to 4:00pm). Advance registration for COMPASS is required. 

Step 4 - Register for an Advising & Registration Session

Advance registration is required. Watch your email account for a link to the online registration form. 

Step 5 - Complete the Checklist PRIOR TO Advising & Registration

Plan ahead and complete the Advising & Registration Checklist (PDF, 787 KB) before your scheduled session. Failure to complete these critical steps may result in blocks to course registration at your A&R session. 

Additional Information: 


For sessions at the Truax campus, park in the Student Parking lot(s). No parking pass/permit is required on A&R dates only. Visit the Campus Information web page for directions and maps to all Madison College campuses.


Please be punctual for your session. If you are late, you may be asked to reschedule your session.

Disability Resource Services:

If you need reasonable accommodations in order to participate in any part of the orientation process, contact Madison College’s Disability Resource Services at (608) 246-6716 or


If you have questions or need assistance registering for Advising & Registration, call the Enrollment Center at (608) 246-6210.