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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
Email

HOURS:

Phone
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.

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

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning = Demonstration of informal learning experiences


You can complete a learning assessment to demonstrate life/work skills. Learning assessments take the form of a challenge exam, portfolio review or skills demonstration. 

Beginning in the Fall 2017, a non-refundable fee for learning assessments will be charged to your student account.

  • Challenge Exams: $50 per exam
  • Portfolio reviews: $90 per course request
  • Skills Demonstrations: $90 per course request
Challenge Exams

You can test out of a course using Challenge Exams. The type of exam varies depending on the course. 

To review classes that offer challenge exams:

  1. Go to Search Classes in myMadisonCollege
  2. Select "Credit for Prior Learning" in the Subject field
  3. Course "99935001 Credit for Prior Learning" will list the courses offering challenge exams
  4. Review the course descriptions and class notes
  5. If you wish to take the challenge exam, register for the class. You cannot drop this class once you enroll. 
  6. Follow the instructions outlined in the class notes for next steps. 
Portfolio

You can get credit for a class by completing a portfolio. The type of portfolio varies depending on the course. 

The following steps are required for review:

  1. Go to Search Classes in myMadisonCollege
  2. Select "Credit for Prior Learning" in the Subject field
  3. Course "99935002 Credit for Prior Learning" will list the courses accepting portfolio reviews
  4. Review the course descriptions and class notes
  5. If you wish to pursue a portfolio review, register for the class. You cannot drop this class once you enroll.
  6. Follow the instructions outlined in the class notes for next steps.
Skills Demo

You can get credit for a class by completing a skills demonstration. They type of skills demonstration varies depending on the course. 

The following steps are required for review:

  1. Go to Search Classes in myMadisonCollege
  2. Select "Credit for Prior Learning" in the Subject field
  3. Course "99935003 Credit for Prior Learning" will list the courses accepting skills demonstrations
  4. Review the course descriptions and class notes
  5. If you wish to pursue a portfolio review, register for the class. You cannot drop this class once you enroll.
  6. Follow the instructions outlined in the class notes for next steps.