After Acceptance & Prior to Enrollment - Surgical Technologist

Complete the steps below to ensure your acceptance onto the waitlist or into the Surgical Technogist program:

  1. Pay the Advance Reservation Fee
    Advanced reservation fees are not required for any program for the Fall of 2017 or the spring of 2018 admissions process.

    For the Fall of 2016 and Spring of 2017, applicants will be notified via mail if they are accepted to the waitlist and must pay a $50 advance reservation fee (within 30 days of notification) to secure a place on the waitlist. This fee applies toward tuition upon registration into classes and is refundable upon cancellation.  A Computerized Random Selection (CRS) process is used to assign applicants to a place on the waitlist according to the date of a complete application, payment of the advance reservation fee 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 Surgical Technologist Course:
The pre-core courses must be in progress or successfully completed 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 OR
20-806-208  Anatomy and Physiology I & II

10-501-101  Medical Terminology

10-801-195  Written Communication OR
20-801-201  English I OR
10-801-196  Oral/Interpersonal Communication

31-512-317  Online ST Microbiology OR
20-806-273  Microbiology OR
20-806-274  General Microbiology

•  The courses 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 courses qualifies for priority admission on a space-available basis. 

•  If courses are in progress, the student may be conditionally admitted with the stipulation that the courses be completed with a C or higher. If courses are completed at another institution, it is the student's responsibility to ensure the appropriate transcript is on file in the Enrollment Center by June 15.

Accepted Students - Please view the Accepted Student Checklist if you have received official notification from the college of your acceptance off the waitlist and into the Surgical Technologist Program. 

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.