Petition Requirements

Pre-Interior Design: Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

Students interested in completing the Interior Design program at Madison College must start by applying for admission to the program. Qualified applicants will be admitted in a pre-program status and should review the Start of Semester Checklist to guide you through your next steps in preparing for your first day of classes at Madison College.

After being admitted in a pre-program status, students are then selected for entry into core program courses through the Petition Process.

Applicants are responsible for submitting official high school transcripts, college transcripts, or test scores that show completion of the below requirements. Coursework must be completed or in-progress before you can begin the petition process. See our Transcript page for information on submitting transcripts. View our Testing Services page for information on completing a test for admissions. 

Admission and petition requirements are subject to change; please review the requirements prior to submitting your application or petition.


Fall 2021 petition window opens April 1, 2021
 

Spring 2022: This program does not petition for Spring


 

  1. Prerequisite Requirements

    It's recommended to complete prerequisite requirements first as they can improve success in and may be required to register for the course requirement.

    If fulfilling any of the prerequisite requirements with courses completed in high school, college, or at Madison College, a grade of C or better is required.  A grade of C- will not be accepted.

    BASIC ALGEBRA

    Students must demonstrate algebra competency in one of the following ways:

    1. Minimum Test Scores. Test must be taken from September 1, 2017 to present:

    • ACT Math 17+
    • NexGen Arithmetic 250+
    • ACCUPLACER (Arithmetic) 76+

    2. Courses. Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    • CAM Math Arithmetic/Pre-Algebra (74854711)
    • Reasoning Workshop (77854782)
    • Basic Algebra (77854780)

    3. Educational Experience

    • Bachelor's degree or higher in a related biological science

    ENGLISH AND READING

    Students must demonstrate English and Reading competency in one of the following ways:

    English competency – Students may demonstrate English competency in one of the following ways:

    1. Test Scores: Minimum test score from September 1, 2017 to present:

    • ACT English 15+
    • NexGen Writing 245+
    • COMPASS English 69+
    • ACCUPLACER Write 5+ and ACCUPLACER Sentence 70+
    • ACCUPLACER Write 4+ and ACCUPLACER Sentence 86+

    2. Courses: Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    • Written Communication (10801195) or higher
    • English 1 (20801201) or higher
    • Intro to College Writing (10831103)
       

    Reading competency - Students may demonstrate Reading competency in one of the following ways:

    1. Test Scores: Minimum test score from September 1, 2017 to present:

    • ACT Reading 19+
    • NexGen Reading 261+
    • COMPASS Reading 80+
    • ACCUPLACER Reading 80+

    2. Courses: Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    • Written Communication (10801195) or higher
    • English 1 (20801201) or higher
    • College Reading Strategies (10808101) or Intro Reading & Study Skills (10838105)

    Educational Experience

    • Bachelor's degree or higher 
  2. Petition Workshop Requirement

    As soon as students are placed into a pre-program status, they will be added to a program-specific Petition Workshop via BlackBoard. This workshop is mandatory and will provide additional insight into the program as well as institutional resources and advisor support. Students must log into BlackBoard to review what is required for completion of the workshop.

  3. Petition and after Petitioning

    Your Degree Progress Report will determine if you have met the petition requirements. Completion will be identified by final grades or an in-progress enrollment status. Review the Petition Process for additional details on how and when to petition.

    After you complete the petition form, you will be notified approximately 15 business days after the close of the priority petition window. Decisions about being awarded a seat are final. You may register for core program courses only if you are awarded a seat.

    If selected, you will receive instructions regarding the below required item. Failure to successfully complete this requirement may result in the forfeiture of the awarded space and starting the application process from the beginning.

    • Enrollment in core program courses. Students that are awarded a seat are expected to start the core program for the awarded term. Students that choose not to begin the core program courses or are not able to begin core program courses will be discontinued from the pre-program status and must start the application process from the beginning.

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