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Student Status

Students are assigned enrollment appointments to register for degree-credit (credit-bearing) classes based on their student status:

Students continuing in a certificate or program of study from one semester to the next will be assigned the first of the enrollment appointments. Learn more at Continuing Student Registration. Eligible military service members and veterans may request a priority enrollment appointment. Learn more about Military Service Members Priority Registration.

Students entering their first semester in a degree program are given the next set of enrollment appointments and are invited to either a mandatory orientation or advising & registration session for assistance in registering for program classes. Learn more at Orientation.

Students who are not pursuing a degree from Madison College, but are looking to take a few degree-credit classes will register during our open registration time period. Prepare by referencing the Open Registration web page. You may also want to consider the advantages of being accepted in a degree or certificate program at Madison College.

Non-Degree Classes: All students are welcome to register in non-degree (non-credit) courses. Visit Continuing Education for more information.

Registration Dates for the upcoming semester can be found on the Registration Calendar. For a guide on how to register for degree-credit classes at Madison College, reference the Registration Checklist.


Student Account Creation

Individuals who have not yet created and activated a student account must do so prior to registering for classes. Follow the directions below.

  1. Create an Account online via myMadisonCollege.
    For assistance, view the Account Creation tutorial. Please note: A Social Security Number is required for online account creation. If you do not have, or want to disclose, a Social Security Number you will be required to create an account using the New Student Account Creation Form (PDF, 889 KB) in person with photo ID at either the Truax or Downtown Campus Enrollment Center, or a regional or metro campus office.
  2. Activate your Account via myMadisonCollege.
    Once your account is created, activate it using the "New Student Initial Login" link on myMadisonCollege. View the Account Activation tutorial for assistance.
  3. Register for Classes via myMadisonCollege.
    Once your account is activated, you can register for classes during the Open Registration period, pay for classes, view your grades and access other services by signing on to the myMadisonCollege Student Center.* For a full interactive exploration of the tools available, view the Interactive Student Center Tutorial.

For frequently asked questions regarding system requirements and/or technical difficulties, please visit Computer Network Account Information for Students.