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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.

HOURS: May 15 – Aug. 1
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Admission Requirements

Optometric Technician Online

Applicants must complete the admissions process and meet the requirements below to be considered for admission.

Select the appropriate tab below to see application dates and materials by term.

Spring 2017

application Dates

  • Application available on February 1, 2016
  • Application review begins after March 15, 2016
  • Application completion deadline is December 15, 2016

admission requirements

All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

1. Admissions Application
The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.

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 Process.

2. Application Fee
An application fee is required at the time your application is submitted.

3. Education Completion
Graduation from high school, completion of GED/HSED/GED02, or completion of an associate degree or higher is required; submit official transcripts for one of the following:

  • High school or charter school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript) or GED02 transcript
  • GED/HSED score report
  • College transcript showing an associate degree or higher

Transcripts must show one of the following requirements:

a) Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 from high school or 6 credits from an accredited college with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on 4.0 GPA scale.

b) Minimum test scores for either the ATI-TEAS (formerly TEAS-V) or the ACT from Sept. 1, 2013, to present. Official test scores must be submitted:

  • ATI-TEAS (formerly TEAS-V): Reading 62.6%, Math 57.2%, Science 38.5%, English/Language Usage 54.8%
  • ACT: 18 or higher in all sub-scores

c) Complete the following courses with a grade of C or better in each course:

  • Written Communication (10-801-195) OR
  • College Reading Strategies (10-808-101) AND Intro to College Writing (10-831-103)

4. Online Orientation
Accelerated and Online programs require completion of the Orientation to Online and Accelerated Learning for admittance.

5. Current Employment
Applicants to the online program must be employed in the field and submit the Optometric Technician Mentor Form to verify employment.

6. Residency Requirement
Per Wisconsin Statute TCS-10, because this program has limited capacity and the application deadline is after January 1 for fall and/or after May 1 for spring:

Out-of-state residents

  • May only be considered after January 1 for the upcoming fall term and/or after May 1 for the upcoming spring term.
  • Will not be considered if a waitlist forms.

Non-district state residents

  • May only be considered after January 1 for the upcoming fall term and/or after May 1 for the upcoming spring term.
  • Will be considered if a waitlist forms.
  • Minnesota residents are considered non-district state residents for admission purposes.

Learn more about residency determination and program availability.

Fall 2017

Application Dates

  • Application available on September 15, 2016
  • Application review begins after October 15, 2016
  • Application completion deadline is August 1, 2017

admission requirements

All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

1. Admissions Application
The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.

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 Process.

2. Application Fee
An application fee is required at the time an application is submitted.

3. Education Completion
Graduation from high school, completion of GED/HSED/GED02, or completion of an associate degree or higher is required; submit official transcripts for one of the following:

  • High school or charter school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript) or GED02 transcript
  • GED/HSED score report
  • College transcript showing an associate degree or higher

Applicants that have attended other higher education institutions should submit official transcripts from each college/university attended.

4. Online Orientation
Accelerated and Online programs require completion of the Orientation to Online and Accelerated Learning for admittance.

5. Current Employment
Applicants to the online program must be employed in the field and submit the Optometric Technician Mentor Form to verify employment.

6. Residency Requirement
Per Wisconsin Statute TCS-10, because this program has limited capacity and the application deadline is after January 1 for fall and/or after May 1 for spring:

Out-of-state residents

  • May only be considered after January 1 for the upcoming fall term and/or after May 1 for the upcoming spring term.
  • Will not be considered if a waitlist forms.

Non-district state residents

  • May only be considered after January 1 for the upcoming fall term and/or after May 1 for the upcoming spring term.
  • Will be considered if a waitlist forms.
  • Minnesota residents are considered non-district state residents for admission purposes.

Learn more about residency determination and program availability.

Spring 2018

Application Dates

  • Application available on February 1, 2017
  • Application review begins after March 15, 2017
  • Application completion deadline is December 15, 2017

admission requirements

All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

1. Admissions Application
The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.

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 Process.

2. Application Fee
An application fee is required at the time an application is submitted.

3. Education Completion
Graduation from high school, completion of GED/HSED/GED02, or completion of an associate degree or higher is required; submit official transcripts for one of the following:

  • High school or charter school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript) or GED02 transcript
  • GED/HSED score report
  • College transcript showing an associate degree or higher

Applicants that have attended other higher education institutions should submit official transcripts from each college/university attended.

4. Online Orientation
Accelerated and Online programs require completion of the Orientation to Online and Accelerated Learning for admittance.

5. Current Employment
Applicants to the online program must be employed in the field and submit the Optometric Technician Mentor Form to verify employment.

6. Residency Requirement
Per Wisconsin Statute TCS-10, because this program has limited capacity and the application deadline is after January 1 for fall and/or after May 1 for spring:

Out-of-state residents

  • May only be considered after January 1 for the upcoming fall term and/or after May 1 for the upcoming spring term.
  • Will not be considered if a waitlist forms.

Non-district state residents

  • May only be considered after January 1 for the upcoming fall term and/or after May 1 for the upcoming spring term.
  • Will be considered if a waitlist forms.
  • Minnesota residents are considered non-district state residents for admission purposes.

Learn more about residency determination and program availability.

Additional Note(s)

Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.

During the course of the program, you must demonstrate the ability to perform these essential functions safely, reliably and efficiently within the scope of practice. If you need accommodations to help you perform these functions, contact our Disability Resource Services office.