Your World. Your College.

Think of Madison College as an open door to your U.S. education.

The possibilities at Madison College are endless. Complete a career-focused program to enter the workforce, transfer to a four-year school to earn a Bachelor’s degree or both.

We are the University of Wisconsin’s top source of transfer students!

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Your Pathway to University

Start Your 4-Year Degree Here!

2 years at Madison College + 2 years at University of Wisconsin - Madison

We have college transfer programs in all areas of study, from arts and humanities to economics and business, education, engineering, health sciences and more.

International Student Admission Process

Apply early to give yourself enough time to complete the additional requirements to study in the U.S.

Daisy, Madison College student from Vietnam
"This school has so much for me to explore and experience. It is an amazing school with a variety of specialized and challenging programs. At Madison College, you will get a great education and have lots of fun."
Daisy (Vietnam)
Liberal Arts Transfer - Professional Health student

Madison, Wisconsin

Safe, Clean, Diverse, Welcoming Community

Situated in the mid-west, heartland of the U.S., the city of Madison is heralded as the most educated city in Wisconsin and one of the most desirable cities to live in the United States.

Madison Ranked #1 for College Grads!

Get the best of both worlds in this college town meets major city! Madison is a destination for many young professionals that want to live in an affordable and safe city with a thriving job market. With reliable mass transit, you’ll have access to local hotspots, restaurants and more!

Why Choose Madison College?

At Madison College, you’ll receive the support you need to ensure success. Free services include:

  • F-1 visa mock interview with staff
  • Academic Advising
  • Employment and Career services
  • Fitness Center
  • On-Campus Health Clinic
  • Tutoring
  • Writing and Math Centers

Madison College Offers a Wealth of Opportunities

  • A smart path to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, ranked 13th among public institutions (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Something for everyone: athletics (soccer, basketball, softball and volleyball), recreational sports, music, theater and more
  • 60+ student clubs and organizations

F-1 Student Employment

  • F-1 students have the benefit of being able to work on campus when they are students ($15/hr)
  • F-1 students have the opportunity to apply for OPT (off campus authorization) after they complete their degree. If they go on to a bachelor’s degree, they will also have the opportunity to do another OPT after they complete their bachelor’s
Clarel, Madison College student from Haiti
“I was able to be part of Cultural Connect, the Honor Society, and the Black Student Union as well as work in the Library on campus. All of these experiences helped me develop leadership skills that I use in my role now as a System Design Engineer.”
Clarel (Haiti)
Architecture and Business Management student

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Rasmata, Madison College student from Burkina Faso
“As a student at Madison College, I'm having a great time learning because of how vibrant and fascinating the atmosphere is. The teachers here have a remarkable talent for making even the most difficult subjects seem interesting and approachable.”
Rasmata (Burkina Faso)
Liberal Arts Transfer - Economics and Pre-Business student