Individual Technical Studies Admission Requirements

Semester start date(s): Fall 2014 & Spring 2015

Fall 2014 Program Application Dates:

  • Application acceptance begins September 1, 2013
  • Application and credentials deadline is July 1, 2014

Spring 2015 Program Application Dates:

  • Application acceptance begins January 16, 2014
  • Application and credentials deadline is December 15, 2014

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have completed the following prior to submitting the program application:

1. Education Completed and Test Scores:

  • High School graduation, or an Associate’s or higher documented degree from an institution other than Madison College.
  • HSED/GED Test Scores (if applicable) and COMPASS, ASSET, ACT or SAT Test Scores. (Bachelor's degree waives testing requirement.)

Contact the school(s) or GED/HSED Testing Center attended and send official transcripts and test scores to: Madison College Enrollment Center, 1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI 53704

Transcripts must be on file prior to the application and credential deadline. Applicants are responsible for submitting official transcripts that show completion of any unique course requirements. Visit the Transcripts web page for more information.

Note: In-progress high school transcripts will not delay the processing of a high school senior's admission application, unless additional testing or specific courses are required.

Requirements to Maintain Program Eligibility

Once you are admitted into the program, you are required to maintain enrollment in the following coursework:

  • General education, 15 credits
  • Mathematics or science, 3 credits
  • Technical studies core courses, 40-48 credits
  • Electives, 6 credits
  • Total Program Credits: 64-72 credits

Application and Admissions Process

  • An occupational advisor from business/industry must be involved and also be willing to serve as a program advisory committee member.
  • With the help of an occupational and Madison College advisor, the student must develop a portfolio that identifies the individual’s career goals and desired program outcomes. These outcomes serve as the basis for the development of the individualized program plan.
  • The proposed program of study is then reviewed and must be approved by an ad hoc Individualized Technical Studies Degree Committee. These committees will be composed of deans and faculty from related areas as well as the assigned academic advisor for this program.

For more information contact:
School of Academic Advancement
Phone: (800) 322-6282 Ext. 2440 or (608) 258-2440

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