Madison Area Technical College has developed special partnerships with four-year colleges to provide our two-year students a smooth transition to a bachelor’s degree program. The following is an overview for Madison College students interested in pursuing a four-year degree. For more information, contact your Madison College advisor and an advisor at the participating four-year institution.
Bellevue University, Bellevue, Nebraska
For the smoothest path to your bachelor's degree, all Madison Area Technical College Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degrees will fully transfer into any of Bellevue University's accredited bachelor's degree programs. Madison College transfer students may select from over 24 online majors at BU and all Madison Area Technical College credit hours will transfer.
You can utilize your previous education and experience to complete your accelerated bachelor's degree in as little as 12 months when you enroll at Bellevue University with your Madison College associates degree, or close to 60 credits. If you have fewer credits, BU enrollment counselors will work with you to create a personalized education plan that builds on your credit earned at Madison Area Technical College and any credit for training completed on the job or in the military as evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE).
As a leader in educating adult learners and providing completely online degree programs since 1996, Bellevue University understands the challenges of balancing school with the demands of work and home life. BU offers competitive tuition rates and a full service financial aid department.
For more information call Bellevue University at 1-800-756-7920 or visit www.bellevue.edu
Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
An accredited, online university, Capella provides quality education and unrivaled support to working adults. Choose from Bachelor's programs in business, informtion technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. At the graduate level, Capella offers degrees in these disciplines, along with education, and a variety of certificates.
Learn how a degree from Capella can fuel your growth and expand your career opportunities. Explore the powerful new benefits available to you from this educational alliance. Visit www.capella.edu/madisonatc or speak with your dedicated Capella enrollment counselor Ryan Jasperson at 1-888-227-3552 extension 4388 or via email at ryan [dot] jasperson[at]capella [dot] edu.
Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Carroll University’s 2 + 2 Associate Degree Transfer Program accepts transfer students from Madison Area Technical College with an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree from the Liberal Arts Transfer Program with at least 52 hours of acceptable transfer credit (grade of C or higher). Carroll University requires transfer students to meet a LSP VII requirement that can be taken at Carroll University or can be satisfied at Madison Area Technical College by taking an ethics course. For more information on Carroll University and its programs, contact the Office of Admission at 1-800-CARROLL, extension 7220 or see the college’s website at www.carrollu.edu.
Concordia University, Austin, Texas
Concordia accepts credits from any regionally accredited four-year, two-year or technical college. An evaluation of the student’s official transcripts will be made by the Registrar to determine the transfer of credits. Transfer students will be subject to the following requirements, as outlined in the Concordia University Wisconsin Academic Catalog:
Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin
Students who receive an Associate of Arts or Sciences Degree from Madison Area Technical College will be considered to have fulfilled all of Edgewood College's General Education requirements except COR 2, COR 3, World Languages, and Religious Studies (R). All requirements except COR 3 may be met by previous coursework. COR 3 (which is typically met in the major) must be taken at Edgewood College.
A maximum of 60 credits may be transferred from all combined coursework earned at two-year institutions, including Madison Area Technical College. Only courses passed with a grade of "C-" or "CD" or better will be accepted for transfer credit.
The student must earn the general residency requirement of a minimum of 32 semester credits at Edgewood College, including required work in the major. This policy applies to the General Education curriculum only. Each academic department or school will determine the acceptability of transfer courses to the major or minor and the number of Edgewood College credits that must be earned in the major or minor.
All Academic work on the college level and of a liberal arts nature undertaken at Madison Area Technical College and successfully completed with a grade of "C-" or "CD" or better, will become part of the student's permanent record at Edgewood College. Official transcripts of such work must be presented at the time of application for admission. Grades from transfer courses will be recorded on the transcript but will not be included in the Edgewood College grade point average; however, grades from accepted transfer courses will be included for the purpose of calculating graduation honors.
This policy does not apply to students who enrolled at Edgewood College prior to attending these institutions or who start taking courses at Edgewood College prior to finishing their Associate's Degree. For more information on transfer requirements and the Edgewood program, please call Tami Koepsel, Transfer Admissions Counselor at (608) 663-3404 or tkoepsel[at]edgewood [dot] edu
Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio
Madison Area Technical College has been a member of Franklin University’s Community College Alliance since 2001. Students complete core courses at Madison College, earning an associate’s degree or equivalent in one of several areas of study. They then complete 24 credit hours in “bridge” courses at Madison Area Technical College designed to prepare them for upper level courses taken from Franklin University. In addition, students connect with professors and classmates via computer to complete 40 credit hours in Franklin’s upper level courses.
Online assignments are completed by email and chat sessions are scheduled for the class to discuss study topics. When all the classes are complete, the student is awarded a bachelor’s degree from Franklin University.
Through this partnership, Madison Area Technical College students can complete the following bachelor’s degrees at Franklin University: accounting, applied management, business administration, computer science, digital communications, health care management, information technology, management, management information sciences and public safety management.
Students can access Franklin’s academic advising, help desk and library system, while retaining full use of Madison College resources such as advisors, libraries, retail services, student activities and its fitness centers. Each student also is assigned a regional director by Franklin University who provides support and guidance.
Franklin University, founded in 1902, is an independent, not-for-profit institution located in Columbus, Ohio. The university began offering bachelor degree completion programs in alliance with two-year institutions in 1998. The university has alliances with institutions across the nation, and with other Wisconsin technical colleges. For more information, contact Franklin University at (888) 341-6237 or visit http://alliance.franklin.edu/
Herzing University, Madison, Wisconsin
Madison Area Technical College credits transfer seamlessly into Herzing University. MATC transfer students receive a $500 scholoarship in their last semester of study. Books are included in undergraduate tuition. We offer 24/7 online technical suport, accelerated classes, EdFlex options: (traditional, online, and hybrid learning), flexible payment options; and academic, admissions, educational funding, and career advisors for each student.
Herzing University's Transer Program is designed to support a student's previously earned credits. Student with an AA, AS, or AAS or specialized degree from an accredited college or university could be eligible to earn a bachelor's degree in as little as 22 months by attending classes when it's most convenient.
Credit for what you already know!
The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) can also help turn what you already know into college credit. Work, volunteering in the community, military service, job training, independent reading, academic study, and hobbies -- your life experiences can add up. Demonstrate what you know and earn the college credit you deserve. Contact the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) for more information. Visit www.cael.org.
Herzing University has been providing education for over 45 years and offers more that 45 program offerings (Bachelor's and Master's degrees) in the fileds of technology, business, healthcare, design, and public safety. Find out why students value the family-like feeling at Herzing University.
Call a Herzing University Transfer Advisor at 1-866-508-0748 or visit: www.herzing.edu/transferstudents.
Kaplan University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Students having earned an Associate's Degree consisting of a minimum of 90 quarter credits (or the equivalent) will be eligible for a block transfer of up to 90-quarter credits and acceptance into Kaplan's "advanced start" baccalaureate option. Universal degree plans are customized to each individual student and their individual goals. Kaplan offers Prior Learning Assessment Portfolios: up to 45 credits for work life experience credit. They offer flexible, convenient class schedules - all ONLINE. They have convenient 10 week Undergraduate terms and 6 weeks for Graduate programs. Kaplan also offers Individualized Admissions and Academic Advisors for each student enrolled. They provide students with a comprehensive network of support services to help with financial aid options, academic planning, and career planning. Students take tests upfront to evaluate their learning style and textbooks are included in the cost of undergraduate tuition.
Kaplan is accredited by the Higher learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. They offer a 10% Tuition Reduction to Madison Area Technical College alumni, faculty, and staff. They also offer reduced tuition for active military and veterans. In addition, they have scholarships available for some graduates - Criminal Justice, Phi Theta Kappa, Success Scholarship.
They offer over 100 degree programs, including Bachelors and Masters Programs. Areas of study include Arts and Sciences, Business and Management, Criminal Justice, Education, Health Services, Technology, Legal Studies, Nursing, Law School. For more information, contact Kaplan at 866-397-9456 or http://cc.kaplan.edu/
Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Lakeland College's 2 + 2 Transfer Program guarantees 60 credits in transfer after an Madison Area Technical College associate degree is completed. Lakeland offers several course delivery options including its trademark BlendEd (a one-of-a-kind format in which the student decides each week to attend classes online or face-to-face), and onsite classes that meet one evening or Saturday per week over a twelve week-semester.
Lakeland is accredited by the North Central Association and confers Bachelor of Arts degrees. The following majors are available at the Madison Center: Accounting, Business Management, Computer Science, Marketing, Healthcare Management (related technical Associate's Degree required, please see Lakeland Advisor), and Specialized Administration (related technical Associate's Degree required, please see Lakeland Advisor).
For more information about transferring to Lakeland College and which Lakeland courses have been fulfilled with your Madison Area Technical College coursework, please contact Jon Kuecken, Undergraduate Advisor, (608) 244-2725 or kueckenjr[at]lakeland [dot] edu. For more information about Lakeland College, please visit www.lakeland.edu/adult/
In addition, students coming into the MSOE program from Madison Area Technical College may receive tuition reductions based on academic achievement. For example, an Madison College student with a grade point average of 3.50 receives an $8,000 tuition reduction at MSOE and those with a 3.00 grade point average earn a $6,000 tuition reduction.
The Madison Area Technical College Electrical Engineering Technology Program is new and builds on Madison College’s established two-year associate Electronics Technology Program. In addition to the electronics curriculum, the new program requires two “bridge” courses of advanced electronics and two technical calculus courses. Students who have graduated from the Madison College Electronics Technology Program may be able to participate in the MSOE transfer program by taking the four advanced courses.
For more information on the MSOE Electrical Engineering Technology program, call (800) 332-6763 or email explore[at]msoe [dot] edu.
Ottawa University, Brookfield, Wisconsin
Ottawa University accepts and applies up to 80 associate's degre elvel credits from Madison Area Technical College. Otawa offers bachelors's degree programs in areas such as Business Administration, Accounting, Health Care Managment, Public Administration, and Human Services both online and face-to-face at campuses in Brookfield and Oak Creek. Courses are adult focused, student centered, and practitioner based. Eight-week accelerated terms allow for maximum flexibility and customization. Students are assigned a Student Success Coach who assists with academic advising, career services, and provides support throughout their career at Ottawa. Potential transfer students are encouraged to call Cassandra Donahoe at (262) 785-5112 for more information.
Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa
The Palmer College of Chiropractic Curriculum Agreement requires Madison Area Technical College students to complete 90 semester credit hours of undergraduate studies, including the courses required by Palmer: biology, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, communication/writing/speech, psychology, social sciences and/or humanities.
For admission to Palmer College of Chiropractic each student must 1) apply one year in advance of the start date, 2) have a minimum cumulative grade point average in prerequisite courses and the required 90 semester hours for entrance to the college of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale, 3) satisfy all other requirements as outlined in the college’s catalog. For more information, call (563) 844-5000 or see the Palmer College of Chiropractic Website at www.palmer.edu.
Obtain your four-year degree through Madison College and Strayer University!
The Madison Area Technical College / Strayer University articulation agreement provides an affordable way for you to earn a four-year degree by completing the first two years at Madison College and the second two years at Strayer University. Both educational institutions offer many financial assistance programs to eligible students. Also, under the agreement your application fee to Strayer University is waived.
Strayer University strives to ensure students of Madison College an easy transfer to Strayer University, including the opportunity to take courses at any of Strayer University's multiple campuses or online through the Internet. College credit also may be granted based on your work and life learning experiences.
Get started today! Request more information from Strayer University’s website at http://MATC.strayeruniversity.edu/.
University of Wisconsin–LaCrosse
General education requirements for University of Wisconsin–LaCrosse will typically be satisfied by students who have completed the Associate in Arts or the Associate in Science degree in Madison Area Technical College’s Liberal Arts Transfer Program. Students accepted under this transfer policy are still required to meet all UW–LaCrosse core, professional, diversity, major and minor requirements. The university reserves the right to review the student’s associate degree and require additional general education courses.
University of Wisconsin–Madison
More students transfer from Madison Area Technical College to UW–Madison each year than from any other institution. Students who hold this goal enroll in the Liberal Arts Transfer Program and work with advisors to select credits to meet the transfer admission requirements as well as requirements of a prospective program. There are three possible pathways to transfer from Madison Area Technical College to UW-Madison: (1) Transfer Contract, (2) Connections Program, and (3) regular transfer admission.
Students who enroll at Madison Area Technical College as new freshmen have the opportunity to sign a Transfer Contract with UW-Madison. Qualified students will be guaranteed admission to UW-Madison when they apply for transfer admission if they:
UW-Madison Connections Program
Connections is a special dual-admission program between Madison Area Technical College (and other 2-year campuses) and UW-Madison. Selected UW–Madison freshman applicants are invited to participate in the Connections Program in lieu of direct freshman admission. Connections participants complete their first 54 credits at Madison Area Technical College and transition to UW-Madison as juniors. For entry into specific UW–Madison majors and programs, participants must meet the same criteria as UW–Madison continuing students.
While attending classes at Madison College, Connections students receive a UW-Madison student ID and have access to resources on both campuses including academic advising, libraries, cultural and social activities, recreational facilities and athletic events.
The Connections Program is open to Wisconsin residents only. To be eligible for consideration, students must apply for fall freshman admission to UW-Madison. For more information on Connections, call the Director at (608) 890-1649 or visit http://www.connections.wisc.edu/.
Regular Transfer Admission
All students who complete at least 24 transferable college credits and have the minimum high-school units (algebra, plane geometry, advanced math, and two units of a single foreign language) or equivalent can apply and compete for transfer admission at UW-Madison.
Applicants undergo a comprehensive review process by the Office of Admissions. Factors taken into consideration are academic course preparation, GPA, and high school record.
For details about transfer admission at UW-Madison, visit UW Transfer Admissions on the Web or contact the Office of Admissions at 608-262-3961 or transfer[at]admissions [dot] wisc [dot] edu.
Engineering Transfer Blueprint Program with UW-Madison
The Engineering Transfer Blueprint provides Madison Area Technical College students with a clear pathway for guaranteed admission to UW-Madison College of Engineering. To qualify, students enroll at Madison College as first-year college students and sign a participation form prior to the completion of twenty-four (24) college credits. They must select an intended degree program from the ten participating engineering degree programs. Upon completion of the requirements, students are guaranteed admission into their specified program in the College of Engineering.
For more information see the Engineering Transfer Blueprint Program or call Arts and Sciences at 608-246-6246.
UW-Madison Air Force ROTC
Students from Madison Area Technical College can enroll in the UW-Madison Air Force ROTC program. This partnership allows Madison Area Technical College students to join the program and take ROTC classes while continuing their enrollment at Madison College. It also opens the door for Madison College students to pursue officer status in the Air Force and to compete for Air Force ROTC scholarships.
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee’s College Connection Program is a bachelor’s degree completion program. Liberal Studies Transfer students have the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree from UWM over the Internet without having to travel to Milwaukee. Madison Area Technical College alumni who have completed the appropriate courses also are eligible for acceptance into the program.
Through the UWM College Connection, students begin and complete their baccalaureate program at Madison Area Technical College, taking a combination of Madison College and UWM courses. Coursework is delivered to students through online communication including email; Blackboard, a web-based program that allows instructors to post information on the Internet; downloaded lectures and chat rooms for students with the instructor.
Students in the program can choose from the following majors: B.A. with a major in Organizational Administration, B.A. with a major in Communication, B.S. in Information Resources, B.A. in Psychology, B.A. in Political Science and B.A. in Sociology. For more information, contact Kimberly Hanan at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee at (414) 229-4654
or kimmarie[at]uwm [dot] edu.
University of Wisconsin–Platteville
The University of Wisconsin–Platteville will accept students who have earned an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree in the Liberal Arts Transfer Program from Madison Area Technical College on or after May 7, 2003, provided that their academic preparation includes the appropriate classes or equivalent, they have a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher on transferable courses and are in good academic standing. Those students will be considered to have met all of UW–Platteville’s general requirements except a 3-6 credit race/ethnicity and gender requirement. Students transferring without the Madison Area Technical College degree are required to meet UW–Platteville's requirements for graduation. For more information, please see the UW–Platteville Catalog.
University of Wisconsin–River Falls
Madison Area Technical College’s Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree in the Liberal Arts Transfer Program will transfer to meet UW–River Falls general education requirements except for specific program or major requirements, the diversity requirement and the senior year interdisciplinary capstone course.
University of Wisconsin–Stout
Students earning a Associate in Science degree in Madison Area Technical College’s Liberal Arts Transfer Program meet the general education requirements at UW–Stout with the exception of the diversity requirement and any general education courses specifically required for any particular major. (This policy does NOT apply to the Associate in Arts degree.)
University of Wisconsin–Whitewater
The University of Wisconsin Whitewater accepts both Madison Area Technical College’s Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree in the Liberal Arts Transfer Program as satisfying the university-wide general education (proficiency, core and breadth) requirements.
This policy does not cover additional general education required by either the college or major. Students also must be sure to select a course to complete the UW–Whitewater diversity requirement.
Upper Iowa University (UIU), founded in 1857, is a private not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to over 6,000 students worldwide. The main campus is in Fayette, Iowa and there are non-residential educational centers in Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin as well as Hong Kong and Malaysia. Wisconsin centers are located in Madison, Milwaukee, Elkhorn Janesville, Prairie du Chien, and Wausau. In addition, UIU’s Center for Distance Education (CDE) offers both online and independent study programs. Students may take all courses using just one mode of delivery (classroom, online, independent study, hybrid) or a combination.
Off-campus centers schedule evening and weekend classes during six 8-week terms. CDE programs run the same 6 terms which simplifies moving among the various modes of delivery. A full-time student takes two classes per term for five terms.
Upper Iowa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. UIU is approved by the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board and programs offered are approved by the states of Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (restricted), Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin for veterans’ benefits.
Wisconsin students have a number of programs available to them at UIU centers or through the CDE: Associate degrees in Liberal Arts and General Business; Bachelor degrees with majors in accounting, business administration, management, management information systems, marketing, financial management, human resources management, health services administration, communication, human services (with Social Work Training Certification option), psychology, criminal justice, public administration, emergency and disaster management, interdisciplinary studies, and social science; Masters degrees in Business Administration, Higher Education Administration, and Public Administration.
All students who transfer to Upper Iowa University with an Associate degree from Madison College receive a 10% discount on UIU’s tuition.
Upper Iowa University accepts transfer credits from Madison College students through its UIU Partnership Advantage Program. Under the program, UIU will accept up to 78 college semester credits in transfer for associate-degree graduates; these student enter UIU with junior standing. Additionally, students may transfer no more than 30 semester credits from a one-year occupational diploma program. For links to a full course-to-course transfer guide as well as available program transfer guides, go to http://www.uiu.edu/admissions/transfer/articulation/articulationagreements/madison.html
For more information about Upper Iowa University, visit our website at www.UIU.edu. Or feel free to stop by UIU’s Madison Center located at 4601 Hammersley Road (just off the West Beltline Highway near the intersection of 18/151 and Midvale Blvd). You may also call the center at 608-278-0350 or email us at madison[at]uiu [dot] edu.