After Acceptance & Prior to Enrollment - Physical Therapist Assistant

Complete the steps below to ensure your acceptance onto the waitlist or into the Physical Therapist Assistant program:

  1. Pay the Advance Reservation Fee
    Applicants will be notified via mail regarding application status. Applicants accepted to the waitlist must pay a $50 advance reservation fee (within 30 days of notification) to secure a place on the waitlist. After paying the advance reservation fee, students are placed on the program waiting list according to the date of application completion and residency requirements. 

  2. Activate Your Student Account 
    Activate your student account. Note your username, password and Student ID number to access your Student Center and student email.

  3. Placement Testing and/or Transfer Credit
    Take the placement test in order to meet pre-requisites for enrolling in classes OR have official ACT scores on file at the college. If you completed coursework at another college/university, check your Academic Advisement Report in your Student Center to determine if your desired transfer credit has been applied. If not, request a Transfer Credit Evaluation

  4. Apply for Financial Aid
    Students accepted into a program or onto a waitlist for a program are eligible for financial aid. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Madison College school code is 004007. Be sure to familiarize yourself with Financial Aid Standards of Progress

  5. Attend Mandatory Orientation
    This program has a mandatory program orientation session and failure to attend this session may jeopardize your enrollment into the program. When applicable, you will receive an email with further information.

Waitlist Students - Complete the following requirements: 

Pre-Core Physical Therapist Assistant Course:
The pre-core course must be in progress or successfully completed within 5 years of the term of application to be eligible for acceptance off the program waitlist and into the core program. 

10-806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology OR
20-806-206 General Anatomy and Physiology

•  The course must be in progress or completed when the student's name reaches the top of the waitlist, or the student will be removed from the waitlist and will need to reapply. Completion of the course qualifies for priority admission on a space-available basis. 

•  If the course is in progress, the student may be conditionally admitted with the stipulation that the course be completed with a C or higher. If the course is completed at another institution, it is the student's responsibility to ensure the appropriate transcript is on file with the Enrollment Center by January 2.

Physical Therapist Assistant General Education Courses:
Although not required, students on the waitlist are strongly encouraged to complete the general education courses in the program.

10801-195 Written Communication OR
20-801-201 English 1

10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communications OR
10-801-198 Speech

20-809-231 Introduction to Psychology

10-809-197 Contemporary American Society OR
20-809-203 Introduction to Sociology

20-809-233 Developmental Psychology OR
10-809-188 Developmental Psychology

Accepted Students from Waitlist to Core Physical Therapist Assistant Courses

Complete Requirements:

1. Caregiver Background Check (CBC)
2. Physical exam and completed Health History Form
3. CPR Certification (“Health Care Provider”)

Stay in the Loop -- Log into your myMadisonCollege account for important messages and information

myMadisonCollege Account:

  • "To Do" List - Check for any missing financial aid items required for processing.
  • Message Center - View time sensitive and confidential notifications regarding enrollment or student account status.
  • MyAnswers - Submit questions to staff, view responses, and track in-person and/or phone interactions.


  • Student Email - The Madison College email is the official form of communication at the college.
  • Personal Email - Invitations to orientation/advising & registration may be sent to the email on file in your account. Be sure to keep it updated!

Questions or need assistance? 

Contact the School of Health Education at (608) 246-6065 or (800) 322-6282 Ext. 6065 or email

For immediate assistance, view answers to FAQs or submit a new Enrollment Category question on askMadisonCollege.

You may also contact the Enrollment Center by phone at (608) 246-6210 or visit our office at the Truax Campus in Rm. A1000.