When you apply to a degree program at the college, you may be asked to send your official high school and/or college transcripts, assessment test scores and/or additional documentation required by the program to which you are applying (check the "Admissions" tab on the web page for your specific degree program for details.)
Submit official documents to the Enrollment Center at the address below, or deliver in-person to the Enrollment Center, Truax - Room A1000, Downtown Enrollment Center - Room D117, or any regional or metro campus office.
Madison Area Technical College
1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
Transcripts and test scores submitted to Madison College are electronically imaged upon receipt and original documents confidentially destroyed. Imaged documents are kept on file for three years. After this time, you may need to resubmit transcripts and test scores.
Official Transcripts & Test scores
An official transcript or test score is a dated document with the official school's seal and/or Registrar's signature on security/watermark paper. Madison College does not accept faxed, emailed, scanned, advising copies, campus use only, and web produced transcripts. Madison College does accept electronic transcripts from an approved third party vendor (e.g., Parchment, Credentials, National Clearinghouse). If your previous schooling (high school and/or college) has taken place outside of the United States and not in English, Madison College requires a third-party, professional evaluation of the educational credentials earned to show how the foreign educational system aligns with the U.S. educational system. For more details, view Credential Evaluation.
Any unofficial transcript or test score received by the college will not be linked to the student academic records and will be confidentially destroyed upon receipt.
Home School Transcripts
Home schooled students obtain a transcript produced by the home schooling agent responsible for instruction of the student. The transcript should list courses with the grading scheme, or may just include detailed descriptions with course content, be signed and dated by the agent. Home schooled documents are date stamped and imaged to the student record. A copy may be provided to the student at point-of-intake only, stamping with Issued to Student.
Students Unable to Obtain Documents Due to School Closure
In situations where a prospective or current student is no longer able to obtain a transcript or GED transcript from a school, the student should contact their local or State Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to obtain/order an official document. If a public or private school record no longer exists, the student/prospect should contact the DPI to request the following on official DPI letterhead with current date and official DPI signature: name of school, year school closed, name of student and if recorded – the year graduated and submit the official document received from the DPI.
Visit our Transcript Request page for details on how to do so.
GED/HSED transcripts must be requested from the college location where you took your test. The Assessment Center can also access scores for GED tests taken at the college from 2002 to the present if you have a signed release form. For more details, view GED/HSED Transcript Request.
Official copies of COMPASS scores must be requested through the Assessment Center. Unofficial copies can be requested in person with a photo ID at the Enrollment Center. Students are able to view their COMPASS placement scores via the myMadisonCollege Student Center>Academics>Placement Scores.
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