Admission Requirements

PARAMEDIC PROGRAMS

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

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. Admission 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

4. Complete the Paramedic Entrance Exam
The Paramedic exam tests you on basic EMT knowledge and skills as defined by the national EMS Education Standards. There is no fee for this exam.

Sign up for the Paramedic Entrance Exam.

5. Additional Materials
The following materials may be in progress at the time of application, but must be completed and emailed directly to the Paramedic Program by the application deadline.

  • A copy of your State of WI EMT-Basic (or higher) license
    • If providing a National Registry of EMT card, you must be eligible for and receive licensure in WI as an EMT-Basic.
  • A copy of your current professional level CPR certification
  • One letter of professional reference (if you are a member of a Fire/EMS department the professional letter must be from your chief, supervisor, director, etc.)
  • Upon receipt of all required application items the School of Human and Protective Service will be scheduling in-person interviews prior to acceptance into the program.

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. Admission 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

4. Complete the Paramedic Entrance Exam
The Paramedic exam tests you on basic EMT knowledge and skills as defined by the national EMS Education Standards. There is no fee for this exam.

Sign up for the Paramedic Entrance Exam.

5. Additional Materials
The following materials may be in progress at the time of application, but must be completed and emailed directly to the Paramedic Program by the application deadline.

  • A copy of your State of WI EMT-Basic (or higher) license
    • If providing a National Registry of EMT card, you must be eligible for and receive licensure in WI as an EMT-Basic.
  • A copy of your current professional level CPR certification
  • One letter of professional reference (if you are a member of a Fire/EMS department the professional letter must be from your chief, supervisor, director, etc.)
  • Upon receipt of all required application items the School of Human and Protective Service will be scheduling in-person interviews prior to acceptance into the program.

6. Residency Requirement
Per Wisconsin Statute TCS-10, because this program has limited capacity and the application deadline is after January 1st for fall and/or after May 1st 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 2018

After completing the admission process, qualified applicants will be admitted in a pre-petition status and should then complete the Start of Semester Checklist. Applicants will then be selected for entry into core program courses through the petition process. Petition requirements vary by program; review the Paramedic and Paramedic Technician Petition Requirements for details.

Application Dates

  • Application available on September 15, 2017
  • Application review begins after October 15, 2017
  • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2018

admission requirements

All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

1. Admission 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

4. Residency Requirement
Per Wisconsin Statute TCS-10, because this program utilizes the petition process and the application deadline is after January 1 for fall and/or after May 1 for spring:

  • All applicants, regardless of residency status, are eligible for admission application review
  • During the petition process priority for entry into core classes will be given to district residents, then non-district state residents, followed by out-of-state residents.
    • Minnesota residents are considered non-district state residents for admission purposes.
Spring 2019

After completing the admission process, qualified applicants will be admitted in a pre-petition status and should then complete the Start of Semester Checklist. Applicants will then be selected for entry into core program courses through the petition process. Petition requirements vary by program; review the Paramedic and Paramedic Technician Petition Requirements for details.

Application Dates

  • Application available on February 1, 2018
  • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2019

admission requirements

All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

1. Admission 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

4. Residency Requirement
Per Wisconsin Statute TCS-10, because this program utilizes the petition process and the application deadline is after January 1 for fall and/or after May 1 for spring:

  • All applicants, regardless of residency status, are eligible for admission application review
  • During the petition process priority for entry into core classes will be given to district residents, then non-district state residents, followed by out-of-state residents.
    • Minnesota residents are considered non-district state residents for admission purposes.
Programs

The programs below all have the same admission requirements. Select the appropriate tab to see the application dates by term.

Paramedic
Paramedic Technician

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.