Optometric Technician Admission Requirements

Semester start date(s): Fall 2014

Fall 2014 Program Application Dates:

  • Application available on September 1, 2013
  • Application review begins on October 21, 2013
  • Application deadline is August 15, 2014

Campus Location(s): Truax

Admission Requirements

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

1. Education Completed:

High School graduation, GED/HSED completion, or an Associate’s or higher documented degree from an institution other than Madison College.

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

Transcripts must be on file prior to the application and/or 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.

2. Obtain one of the following:

a) Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale from high school or college - OR -

b) Minimum ACT Score of 18 in all subcategories

3. Options if criteria from Number 2 above are not met:

Applicants can complete the following courses and must earn a C or higher in each course: Written Communication OR College Reading Strategies AND Intro to College Writing 

4. Residency:

Per Wisconsin Statute TCS-10, out-of-state residents cannot be placed on a waiting list and out-of-district residents are not permitted to be placed on a waiting list for a program that closes prior to the out-of-district resident processing date. For admissions purposes, Minnesota residents are processed as out-of-district residents. Refer to the Residency Determination web page for more information.

Start the Application

Once the above admissions requirements are met, go to Step 2 of the Admissions Process.

Important Notes

• The most recent reflection of your test scores and coursework will be evaluated for admission purposes.
• A grade of C- will not be accepted when "a grade of C or higher" is indicated as the requirement.
• Course requirements may differ from admission requirements. Refer to program curriculum for details.

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