The petition process is the method that students follow to tell Madison College when they are ready and prepared to move forward with the core program courses. This process is used for most School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing programs, and for the Animation and Interior Design programs.
Students will be required to meet the current admission and petition requirements. Requirements must be amended any time accreditation requirements are updated or changed. Requirements may also be amended based on Madison College programmatic assessment data.
After being admitted in a pre-program status, students are selected for entry into core program courses by completing the Petition Requirements and petitioning for their program.
Step 1 - Apply: Complete the Admission process and be admitted in a pre-program status. See the Admission tab on your program's webpage for information on the admission process. Admission Requirements vary by program.
Step 2 - Requirements: After you have been admitted into a pre-program status (Step 1), complete all of the Petition Requirements for your program. Students admitted into a pre-program status should run a Degree Progress Report to review the Petition Requirements and see which requirements they have completed and which requirements need to be satisfied.
Requirements vary by program, and may include some or all of the following:
- Prerequisites (examples: Algebra, Geometry, Chemistry, Biology, English and Reading): This varies by program
- Course Requirements (examples: Anatomy and Physiology, Intro to Psychology, etc.): This varies by program
- Testing Requirement (examples: ACT, HESI, TEAS): This varies by program
- Petition Workshop: This is done online and can be found in Blackboard after Step 1 is complete
Step 3 - Petition: After you have completed all of the Petition Requirements for your program (Step 2), submit the petition form to be considered for entry into the core program courses. The petition process happens once or twice per year, depending on your program (see the When do I Petition? section below). At the point of petitioning, you will have completed all of the Petition Requirements for your program and be ready to enter the core program courses.
The information below includes more detail about petitioning. Students must petition and be accepted through this process before registering for core program courses.