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Underage Student Registration

There are multiple factors which impact individuals under the age of 18 and under the age of 16 and their ability to register for classes at Madison College. Refer to the circumstances and details of eligibility outlined below.

Students Under 18

Under 18 - High School Graduate: A student who has not yet reached his or her 18th birthday and has graduated from high school may apply to programs and/or register for courses without use of any signed Under 18 Registration Form (PDF, 1236 KB).*

Under 18 - Registering for classes that meet during normal high school day/term of 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday - Friday, during the student's academic high school calendar.
These students can only register for and attend classes if they are approved for one of the special programs Madison College offers for high school students:

  • Youth Options - For more information visit the College Preparation & Career Exploration web page. Enrollment in this program begins by seeking permission from the student's high school.
  • Compulsory Law - This program is for at-risk high school students only. For more information, please contact Dee Okon at (608) 258-2435.
  • Youth Apprenticeship - Enrollment in this program begins by seeking permission from the student's high school. For more information, call (608) 243-4595.
  • Or, if the student obtains signed permission submitted to Madison College by the student's parent and high school using the Under 18 Registration Form (PDF, 1236 KB).

Under 18, but at least 16 - Registering for classes that meet outside of the normal high school day/term (after 3 p.m., Monday - Friday, Saturdays or summer sessions).** These students can register for any classes for which they have met the prerequisites (except Adult Basic Education or GED/HSED preparation courses).* No Underage Registration Form is needed.

Students Under 16

Under 16 - Registering for classes that meet outside of the normal high school day/term (after 3 p.m., Monday - Friday, Saturdays or summer sessions).** These students can be registered for class only with signed permission by the student's parent/guardian using the Under 16 Registration Form (PDF, 1236 KB). Madison College must approve the attendance of an underage student. Any student under 16 may be disapproved for safety or ability to benefit reasons.*

Under 16 - Registering for classes that meet during normal high school day/term of 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday - Friday, during the student's academic high school calendar.** These students are not allowed to enroll due to the Compulsory School Attendance Law established under statutes 119.18 (7) and 120.12 (15).

*Madison College reserves the right to deny enrollment in a class due to safety and/or educational concerns. Certain conditions may require instructor consent.

**Online courses are considered to be held outside of the normal high school day/term, except in cases where there is a mandatory class meeting scheduled during the normal school day.