Enrollment Center

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Enrollment Center
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6210 or (800) 322-6282 (deaf/hh: use 711 relay)
FAX: (608) 243-4353


Monday - Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Monday - Thursday: 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Add/Drop Classes

We strongly recommend you add or drop classes online. You may also call the Enrollment Center, visit any campus, or use the Registration and Add/Drop Request Form (PDF, 841KB).

Registration guides provide step-by-step instructions to add and drop classes using myMadisonCollege. There are also video guides that demonstrate these actions. 

Please note that it's always your responsibility to be aware of deadlines and the add/drop status of your classes.

  • Add

    Requirements: To add a class, you must meet any enrollment requirements listed on the course details. This is usually done through transfer credit or placement test scores.

    School Approval: Some courses require approval from the school or program offering the class. You must go to the appropriate school office to enroll in these classes.

    Instructor Approval: Some classes require instructor consent. You must contact the instructor to request permission to enroll in the class. Once that permission has been granted, you will then have to take the actual steps to register for the course.

    Deadline: You may register for full-semester (16 week) classes through the first week of the term. That deadline may vary for other classes. In all cases, it is best that you enroll in classes as early as possible.

    Time Conflicts: Time conflicts are automatically prevented by the system. To request permission to register for classes that result in a time conflict, you must complete the Time Conflict Registration form (PDF, 795KB). 

    Max LoadMost programs limit students to 18 credits. If you wish to exceed 18 credits, you must complete the Study Load Approval Form (PDF, 790 KB) and have an instructor, counselor or advisor authorize the overload.

  • Drop

    Drop Results: If you drop before the first day of the class, you will not owe tuition for that class. Dropping after the class begins will generate a partial refund. Refunds can only be determined after the class is dropped and a tuition recalculation is run. Learn more about Tuition Refunds.

    Deadline: You may drop (or withdraw from) a class until that class is 90 percent complete.

    NOTE: Instructors and other parties may not add or drop classes for you.

  • Audit

    To audit a class, you must meet the following requirements:

    • The class MUST be a degree credit class. Non-credit, non-degree and enrichment classes cannot be audited.
    • A seat must be available.
    • You must meet all enrollment requirements.
    • You must declare your intent to audit at the time of registration, which must be prior to the class start date.
    • Staff assistance is required to enroll as an audit. You may call the Enrollment Center or visit in person.
    • Once you enroll for a class as an audit, you may not change this status to graded or vice versa after the class start date.
    • Tuition and fees are not modified except for students 60 years old or older, who are eligible for a Fee Exemption.
    • You must meet attendance requirements, participate in the classroom work and complete assignments, but may not participate in examinations/evaluations.
    • Audited classes have a final grade of "AU," which is not calculated in your GPA.

    ‚ÄčAudited classes do not:

    • Fulfill admission or enrollment requirements.
    • Count towards a student's enrollment status.
    • Count towards program certification or graduation requirements.
    • Count for financial aid or veterans educational benefit calculations.
    • Factor into satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes.
  • Waitlist

    Some classes, when full, will allow you to be placed on a waitlist. If you choose to be put on a wait list:

    • You must meet all enrollment requirements to be successfully added.
    • You will not be added if you are already enrolled in another section of the same course.
    • You are not officially enrolled in, may not attend or receive a grade in that class.
    • You may be automatically enrolled from a waitlist if a spot opens up. This occurs two days prior to the class start date.
    • You are not eligible for automatic enrollment if:
      • A time conflict exists with another course.
      • Max credits are exceeded or will be when the waitlisted class is added.
      • You have a hold on your record

    In these situations, others may be placed into the class as space allows. You should work to resolve the situation, but there is no guarantee space will be available after resolution.

    • You will be notified by letter, email or personal contact after enrollment from a waitlist, so check your enrollment status often.
    • You are not guaranteed enrollment into the class or that a new section will be created.
  • SWAP Classes

    Definition: If you wish to drop a class that has already started and replace it with another, a SWAP will allow you to exchange those classes with a full refund for the dropped class.

    Terms of Use:

    • SWAP is valid for both degree/credit and non-degree/continuing education courses and may only be done during the first seven days of a term.
    • You can complete a SWAP via self-service in your Student Center in the myMadisonCollege Classic Portal. Fees will be adjusted as appropriate.
    • Credits for the course to be added must be greater than or equal to credits for the course to be dropped. 
    • You must meet all enrollment requirements for the SWAP to succeed.
    • The SWAP process ensures that you are successfully enrolled in the new class prior to dropping the old class. If enrollment into the added class is unsuccessful (e.g., class/waitlist closed, enrollment requirements are not met, etc.) the SWAP process will not drop the class you are currently enrolled in. 
  • Section Change

    Definition: A section change is a SWAP in which the dropped class and added class have the same title and 8-digit catalog number. The class meeting time, location, instructor and/or mode of instruction may vary.

    Terms of Use:

    • If the class to be dropped has not begun, you should use the standard drop and add procedures as they produce the same result as a section change.
    • You may use the SWAP function in your Student Center in the myMadisonCollege Classic Portal to perform a section change. 
    • If the last date to enroll has passed, you must obtain permission from both instructors and complete the Section Change Approval Form (PDF, 794) to do a section change.

Adding and dropping classes can impact your financial aid and/or veterans educational benefits. If you have questions, contact the Enrollment Center prior to taking action.