Guide to the International Admission Process

Questions to Consider Before Beginning the Application Process:

Please note: If you answer "YES" to each of the following questions, then you are ready to proceed to the Madison College Center for International Education Admission Requirements page.

Who is "international"?

For the purposes of International Admissions, an international applicant is one who wants to apply for or is already on an F-1 or M-1 student visa.

YES: Continue to the next question to determine whether you are eligible to apply for admission through the Madison College Center for International Education (CIE).

NO: Apply for admission through the Enrollment Center. Follow the instructions on the Apply Now/Register page of the Madison College website.

UNSURE:Contact the International Student Specialist for guidance and advice.

Is your English language level suitable for college level courses?

The English as a Second Language (ESL) or English Language Learner (ELL) courses offered by Madison College are not available to non-residents because they are funded by grants designed to serve resident immigrants. Additionally, these courses are not structured for intensive, full-time college preparatory English education. You must be prepared to enter directly into college level courses taught in English in order to be eligible to study at Madison College on a U.S. student visa.

YES: Please view the options for demonstrating sufficient English proficiency.

NO: Seek additional English language training at another institution prior to applying for international admission at Madison College.

UNSURE: View our Proof of English Proficiency web page for more information about English proficiency examinations.

Is my desired Program of Study available?

Not all programs are available to non-residents and non-residents cannot be added to wait lists for closed programs. Nursing, Culinary Arts, and Graphic Design are all examples of programs that are not available to non-residents for these reasons. Please view the Available Programs for international students. 

Some programs fill more quickly than others. Please consider these helpful tips:

  1. Apply early when more program openings are available.
  2. Provide up to three Academic Programs you are interested in pursuing at Madison College in the "Academic Program in Which You are Applying" section of the International Student Admission Application.
  3. Consider applying for the Liberal Arts Transfer program. This program does not close and the courses offered in this program are especially useful if you plan to continue studying for a Bachelor's degree at another college or university in the United States.

If you answered "YES" to each of the above questions, then you are ready to proceed to the Madison College Center for International Education Admission Requirements page.