Enrollment Services

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Enrollment Services
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6210 or (800) 322-6282 (deaf/hh: use 711 relay)
FAX: (608) 243-4353


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.

Monday - Thursday: 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Advising Services

1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704 

Downtown D116
(608) 258-2300

Main Office
(608) 243-4200 or (608) 246-6458

Fort Atkinson 117
Main Office
(920) 568-7200

Portage 100
Main Office
(608) 745-3100

Reedsburg 128
Main Office
(608) 524-7800

(608) 246-6076

Watertown 128
Main Office
(920) 206-8000



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.

Reduced Service Hours
December 17 - 18 
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

December 19 at noon
December 24 – January 1

Hours may vary by location. Please call a campus for more information.

Petition Requirements

Associate Degree Nursing (r.N.): Fall 2018 and spring 2019

Students interested in completing a School of Health Education program at Madison College must start by applying for admission to their desired program. Qualified applicants will be admitted in a pre-petition status and should review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for the first day of classes at MATC.

After being admitted in a pre-petition 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 prior to beginning 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 2018 petition window opens March 1, 2018

Spring 2019 petition window opens August 15, 2018


  1. Prerequisite Requirements

    You should complete prerequisite requirements first as they can improve success in and may be required to register for the course requirements.

    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.


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

    1. Minimum Test Scores. Test must be taken from September 1, 2014 to present. 

    • ACT Math 24+
    • ACCUPLACER (College Math) 51+
    • COMPASS (Algebra) 66+
    • COMPASS (College Algebra) 1+

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

    • Intermediate Algebra (20804201) or higher
    • Intermediate Algebra 1 (20804202) and Intermediate Algebra (20804203)

    3. Educational Experience.

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


    You must demonstrate chemistry competency in one of the following ways:

    1. One year of high school chemistry with lab components; high school chemistry classes must be college-preparatory.

    2. One semester of college-level chemistry with lab components. Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    • General Chemistry (10806134) or higher
    • Chemistry for Non-Science Majors (20806200)

    Note:  Chemistry for the Community or similar classes do not satisfy this requirement.

  2. Course Requirements

    After completing the prerequisite requirements, you should complete the course requirements. Completion of the prerequisite and course requirements can improve success in the testing requirement.

    For all courses, a grade of C or better is required; a grade of C- will not be accepted.

    • Nursing Assistant (30-543-300)
    • English 1 (20801201) OR Written Communication (10801195) or higher
    • Anatomy and Physiology 1 (20806207)
    • Anatomy and Physiology 2 (20806208)
    • Microbiology (20806273) OR General Microbiology (20806274)
    • Intro Psychology (20809231)
    • Developmental Psychology (20809233)
  3. Testing Requirement

    Completion of the prerequisite and course requirements can improve success in the testing requirement. Therefore, you should complete the prerequisite and course requirements prior to testing.

    Students must be able to demonstrate academic readiness by:

    Composite Test Score from September 1, 2014 to present:

    • HESI: cumulative score 75%+
    • ACT: composite score 22+
  4. Petition Workshop Requirement

    As soon as students are placed into a pre-petition 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.

  5. Petition and After Petitioning

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

    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.

    After you complete the petition form, you will be notified within 45 calendar days of 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 items. Failure to successfully complete these required items may result in the forfeiture of the awarded space and starting the application process from the beginning.

    • Healthcare Provider CPR Certification
    • Personal Health Information 
    • Background Information Disclosure Form (Criminal Background Check). An acceptable background check is required prior to starting clinical courses.
    • 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-petition status and must start the application process from the beginning.
    •  Mandatory Nursing Orientation
      • Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 dates have not yet been determined.

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