Culinary Arts Admission Requirements

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Select the appropriate tab below to see application dates by term. This program admits for the fall term only.

Fall 2020
  • Application available on September 15, 2019
  • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2020

Admission Requirements

All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

1. Admission Application
The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.

International students who wish to apply for or transfer their student visa (F-1, M-1 or J-1) to Madison College must complete the International Student Admission Application Process.

2. Education Completion
Graduation from high school, completion of GED/HSED/GED02, or completion of an associate degree or higher is required; submit official transcripts for one of the following:

  • High school or charter school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript) or GED02 transcript
  • GED/HSED score report
  • College transcript showing an associate degree or higher

3. Academic Requirement
Official transcripts or test scores must show one of the following academic requirements:

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale 
  • ACT composite score of 20+ (from September 1, 2016 to present)
  • GED/HSED score report

4. Residency Requirement
Per Wisconsin Statute TCS-10, because this program has limited capacity and the application deadline is after January 1st for fall:

Out-of-state residents

  • May only be considered after January 1 for the upcoming fall term.
  • Will not be considered if a waitlist forms.

Non-district state residents

  • May only be considered after January 1 for the upcoming fall term.
  • Will be considered if a waitlist forms.
  • Minnesota residents are considered non-district state residents for admission purposes.

Learn more about residency determination and program availability.

Additional Note(s)

Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.