Pre-Occupational Therapy Assistant: Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

Students interested in completing the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Madison College must start by applying for admission to the program. Qualified applicants will be admitted in a pre-program status and should review the Start of Semester Checklist to guide you through your next steps in preparing for your first day of classes at Madison College.

After being admitted in a pre-program status, students are then selected for entry into core program courses through the Petition Process.

Applicants are responsible for submitting official high school transcripts, college transcripts, or test scores that show completion of the below requirements. Learn how to submit prior coursework that may transfer in and satisfy petition requirements. Coursework must be completed or in-progress before you can begin the petition process. See our Transcript page for information on submitting transcripts. View our Testing Services page for information on completing a test for admissions. 

Admission and petition requirements are subject to change; please review the requirements prior to submitting your application or petition.

The information below reflects the basic requirements and courses offered at Madison College.

Current and newly admitted pre-program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) test scores and courses to meet specific requirements

Fall 2023 petition window opens April 1, 2023
 

Spring 2024: This program does not petition for Spring


 

  • 1.

    Prerequisite Requirements

    It is recommended that students complete prerequisite requirements first as they can improve success in and may be required to register for the course requirement.

    If fulfilling any of the prerequisite requirements with courses completed in high school, college, or at Madison College, a grade of C or better is required. A grade of C- will not be accepted.

    ALGEBRA

    Students must demonstrate algebra competency in one of the following ways:

    1. Test Scores: Minimum test score must be from September 1, 2019 to present:

    • ACT Math 20+
    • NexGen Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics 237+
    • ACCUPLACER (Elementary Algebra) 65+
    • ATI-TEAS (formerly TEAS-V) Math 63.3%+

    2. Courses: Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    • Elementary Algebra with Apps (10834110)
    • College Math (10804107)
    • Mathematical Reasoning (10804134)
    • Applied Math for Chemistry (77854756)

    3. Educational Experience

    • Bachelor's degree or higher in a related biological science

    CHEMISTRY

    Students must demonstrate chemistry competency in one of the following ways:

    1. One year of high school chemistry with lab components; high school chemistry classes must be college-preparatory

    2. One semester of college-level chemistry with lab components. Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    • General Chemistry (10806134) or higher

    BIOLOGY

    Students must demonstrate biology competency in one of the following ways:

    1. One year of high school biology with lab components

    2. One semester of college-level biology with lab components. Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    • General Anatomy & Physiology (20806206) or higher

    ENGLISH AND READING

    Students must demonstrate English and reading competency in one of the following ways:

    1. Test Scores: Minimum test score from September 1, 2019 to present:

    • English competency – Students may demonstrate English competency in one of the following ways:

      • ACT English 17+
      • NexGen Writing 260+
      • ACCUPLACER Write 5+ and ACCUPLACER Sentence 86+
      • ATI-TEAS (formerly TEAS-V) English/Language Usage 60%+
    • Reading Competency - Students may demonstrate the Reading competency in one of the following ways:

      • ACT Reading 19+
      • NexGen Reading 261+
      • ACCUPLACER Reading 80+
      • ATI-TEAS (formerly TEAS-V) Reading 69%+

    2. Courses: Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    • Written Communication (10801195) or higher
    • English 1 (20801201) or higher
    • Intro Reading & Study Skills (10838105) AND Intro to College Writing (10831103)

    3. Educational Experience

    • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • 2.

    Course Requirements

    After completing the prerequisite requirements, students should complete the course requirements. Completion of the prerequisite and course requirements can improve success in the testing requirement.

    A grade of C or better is required, and a grade of C- will not be accepted.

    • General Anatomy and Physiology (20806206)
    • Written Communication (10801195) or English 1 (20801201) or higher
    • Psychology of Human Relations (10809199) or Introduction to Psychology (20809231)
  • 3.

    Testing Requirement

    Completion of the prerequisite and course requirements can improve success in the testing requirement, therefore students should complete the prerequisite and course requirements prior to testing.

    Students must be able to demonstrate academic readiness with one of the following:

    Composite test score from September 1, 2019 to present:

    • ATI-TEAS (formerly TEAS-V): composite score 58.7%+
    • ACT: composite score 20+
  • 4.

    Petition Workshop Requirement

    As soon as students are placed into a pre-program status, they will be added to a program-specific Petition Workshop via BlackBoard. This workshop is mandatory and will provide additional insight into the program as well as institutional resources and advisor support. Students must log into BlackBoard to review what is required for completion of the workshop.

  • 5.

    Petition and After Petitioning

    Your Degree Progress Report will determine if you have met the petition requirements. Completion will be identified by transfer credit, test scores, final grades, or an in-progress enrollment status. Review the Petition Process for additional details on how and when to petition.

    During the course of the program, you must demonstrate the ability to perform these essential functions safely, reliably and efficiently within the scope of practice. If you need accommodations to help you perform these functions, contact our Disability Resource Services office.

    After you complete the petition form, you will be notified approximately 15 business days after the close of the priority petition window. Decisions about being awarded a seat are final. You may register for core program courses only if you are awarded a seat.

    If selected, you will receive instructions regarding the below required items. Failure to successfully complete these required items may result in the forfeiture of the awarded space and starting the application process from the beginning.

    • Healthcare Provider CPR Certification
    • Health Screening Form
    • Background Information Disclosure Form (Criminal Background Check). An acceptable background check is required prior to starting clinical courses.
    • Enrollment in core program courses. Students that are awarded a seat are expected to start the core program for the awarded term. Students that choose not to begin the core program courses or are not able to begin core program courses will be discontinued from the pre-program status and must start the application process from the beginning.
Contact Enrollment Services

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Main Building, A1000

1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

enrollmentservices@madisoncollege.edu
608.246.6210
800.322.6282
Fax: 608.243.4353

Hours

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  • Wednesday: 8 am – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am – 4:30 pm
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