Advising and Transfer Services

1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704 

Downtown D116
(608) 258-2300

Fort Atkinson 117
Main Office
(920) 568-7200

Portage 100
Main Office
(608) 745-3100

Reedsburg 128
Main Office
(608) 524-7800

(608) 246-6076

Watertown 128
Main Office
(920) 206-8000


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.

Hours may vary by location. Please call a campus for more information.

Change your Program

The tabs below tell you everything you need to know about changing your program. You can transfer your application from one Madison College program to another, cancel your application if you no longer plan to attend, pursue multiple programs at a time or talk to an advisor about changing your current program.


The transfer of application process is intended for students that have not started their program of study. Students should complete a transfer of application form if:

  • They want to change from one program to another, and
  • They want to change programs for the same term as the original application, and
  • The application deadline for the desired program and admit term has not passed. 

To change programs for a different term, you must submit a new admissions application. You may only request to transfer your application from one program to another; certificate applications are non-transferable.

To request a transfer of application, complete the following steps:

  • Review admission requirements and application deadlines for the program you would like to transfer to. Make sure you meet all requirements and submit required credentials along with your request (if they are not already on file) prior to the application deadline.
  • Submit a Transfer of Application form (PDF, 853 KB).

To cancel your admission application, email with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Student ID (seven digits as listed on your admission decision letter)
  • Name of Program Applied To
  • Semester and Year of Application (e.g., Fall 2016)

Class Registration Status: Cancellation of an application does not remove a student from classes they are registered for. Students are responsible for dropping classes they no longer want to be enrolled in. Learn more about adding and dropping classes.

Waitlist Status: If you are currently on a waitlist for a degree program, cancelling your application will result in forfeiture of your position on the waitlist.

Advance Reservation Fee: If you paid the $50 Advance Reservation Fee to hold your position on a waitlist, you may request a refund of the fee. Indicate in your email that you are requesting a refund of your Advance Reservation Fee. A refund will be issued only if the fee has not been applied to an outstanding obligation at the college.

Students that have been admitted into a program must make the request no later than July 1 for the fall semester or December 5 for the spring semester. There is no deadline for students still on the waitlist.

Note: the Application Fee is non-refundable.

Multiple Programs

You may be active in more than one degree program but you must declare your primary program; to declare your primary program, or to remove yourself from an additional program, complete the Multiple Program Form (PDF, 849 KB).

Please be aware that being active in more than one program may have the following impacts:

  • Only your primary program is financial aid eligible.  All tuition and fees associated with other programs cannot be included in the calculation of your financial aid award. Pursuing multiple degrees at the same time will not increase your award.
  • If you do not complete the Multiple Program Form and are therefore discontinued from a program, then you will need to reapply to that program if you would like to be active.
  • To obtain an additional degree, 25% of credits must be unique to each program.

If you have more questions about your academic plan, please contact the Student Development Center at 608-246-6076 to schedule an appointment with an advisor. If you have more questions about financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 608-246-6170.

Change Current Program

If you are a current program student and are interested in changing your current program, contact the Student Development Center to talk to an academic advisor about your options, which may include:

Mode of Instruction Change: If you would like to switch from in-person to online program, or vice versa.

Change of Requirement: If the graduation requirements of your program have changed since you started it and you are interested in changing to a more recent set of requirements.

Architectural Technology Plan Change: If you are an Architectural Technology student and want to change from the Transfer program to the Regular program, or vice versa.