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We are excited you have decided Madison College is the best choice for your education. We offer many open access programs that are always accepting applications, so start the admission process today!

If you're seeking a degree or a certificate and are ready to get started...

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Click "Create Account" on the application portal if this is your first time applying to Madison College.

Who Doesn’t Need to Apply

The admission checklist does not apply to all students. If you are entering an apprenticeship, only taking classes or are an international student, please follow the corresponding link below.

  • Apprenticeships – Learn about which apprenticeships are available and the admission process for each one.
  • Nondegree Class Takers – There’s no need to apply if you’re taking a few courses. Simply register for classes to get started!
  • International Students – Students wishing to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College must complete the International Admission Process.

Learn How to Apply to a Program or Certificate

Follow the admission checklist below to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College. You can also attend an Admission and Advising workshop to get started in the admission process.

1. Choose Your Degree, Diploma or Certificate

Madison College offers more than 150 career programs! Start by choosing an associate degree, diploma or certificate that's right for you.

2. Review Admission Requirements

Application deadlines, materials and requirements may differ by program, so check the Admission tab on your program web page.

International students should check the residency requirements for their program of choice. This is found under the Admissions section of each program page.

3. Complete the Online Application

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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.

4. Submit Application Materials

Your application cannot be processed until you have submitted all of your application materials, which are indicated within the Admission section of your program webpage. All materials must be submitted by the application deadline for that semester.

It can take up to 2-3 weeks to process a complete admission application. After your application has been reviewed, you will receive an email about your application status. If you have an active Madison College email address, information will be sent there. If not, it will be sent to your personal email address. Be sure your information is up-to-date in our records. You can do this by using your activated student account.

5. Activate Your Student Account

Your student account gives you access to class registration, your student portal (myMadisonCollege) and more. Submitting an admissions application creates your student account, but you still must activate it if you are a returning student. If you are a new student, you will activate and create your account through the application process. Financial aid applications do not create student accounts.

Create/activate your student account now to begin exploring its many uses.

View the Start of Semester Checklist for additional tasks you may wish to take prior to your first day as a Madison College student!

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