- Application available on February 1, 2016
- Application review begins after March 15, 2016
- Application completion deadline is March 15, 2016
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 (F-1, M-1 or J-1), out-of-state residents, non-district state residents and Minnesota residents are not eligible for this program due to its early application deadline.
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 must also submit a transcript from each college/university attended.
Transcripts must show the following course requirements. Only grades of C or better will be accepted; a C- will not be considered. Applicants will not be allowed more than one unsuccessful attempt (C- or below) in any one subject area within the last five years.
a) Algebra: One semester of algebra taken in college with a grade of C or better OR satisfactory math ATI-TEAS (formerly TEAS-V) or ACT test scores (see below). Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:
- Elementary Algebra with Apps (10-834-110)
- College Math (10-804-107)
- Mathematical Reasoning (10-804-134)
- Applied Math for Chemistry (77-854-756) or higher
b) Chemistry: One year of high school chemistry with lab components OR one semester of college-level chemistry with a grade of C or better. Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:
- General Chemistry (10-806-134) or higher
- Liberal Arts Chemistry (20-806-200) does not satisfy this requirement
- High school chemistry classes must be college-preparatory; Chemistry for the Community or similar classes do not satisfy this requirement.
c) Biology: One year of high school biology with lab components OR one semester of college-level biology with a grade of C or better. Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:
- General Anatomy & Physiology (20-806-206) or higher
- Currently enrolled high school students: Six semesters of high school English, including one writing course, with a grade of C or higher for each course.
- High school graduates: Eight semesters of high school English, including one writing course, with a grade of C or higher OR one college-level English course (Written Communication or English 1) with a C or higher.
- Applicants who have not met the English requirement may satisfy the admissions requirement by earning a grade of C or higher in Written Communications (10-801-195) or English 1 (20-801-201).
4. Official Test Scores
Submit official ATI-TEAS (formerly TEAS-V) or ACT scores. Minimum test score requirements must be from September 1, 2013, to present:
- ATI-TEAS (formerly TEAS-V): Composite 58.7%, Reading 69%, Math 63.3%, Science 45.8%, English/Language Usage 60%
- ACT: 20 or higher composite score and all sub-scores
Testing may be waived on a case-by-case basis if applicants have a bachelor’s degree or higher in a related biological science.