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


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.

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

Program Availability

Madison College programs have different capacity levels and semester offerings.

The following lists are based on historical trends at Madison College, and select programs may develop a waiting list. Please keep in mind that, based on the number of qualified applicants, a waiting list may develop at any time.

Open Access

This list is based on historical trends at Madison College and features select programs that rarely develop a waiting list. However, please keep in mind that, based on the number of qualified applicants, a waiting list may develop at any time. Applicants will be notified of a program's status upon acceptance.

Limited Capacity

Some programs at Madison College have waiting lists due to high demand and limited capacity. While a waitlist may form for any program, the information below reflects recent application trends, not the current status for a particular program. Applicants will be notified of a program's status upon acceptance.

Effective Fall 2017, Health Education programs and the Veterinary Technician program will no longer have waitlists. Instead, they will use a Petition Process. Each of these programs has a petition requirements page with more information.

The following programs use a petition process:
Associate Degree Nursing (R.N.)
Dental Assistant
Dental Hygienist
Medical Assistant
Medical Coding Specialist
Medical Lab Technician
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Optometric Technician
Optometric Technician - Online

Physical Therapist Assistant
Respiratory Therapist
Surgical Technologist
Therapeutic Massage
Veterinary Technician

The following programs accept district residents only:
Associate Degree Nursing (R.N.)
Nursing Completion - LPN to ADN
Physical Therapist Assistant

The following programs most likely have a waitlist
IT Network Security Specialist

Waitlists often form for the following programs:
Baking & Decorative Arts
Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician

Per Wisconsin Statute TCS-10, programs with a capacity limit have residency requirements. For program-specific requirements and admission-related questions, visit the program's admission requirements web page or contact the Enrollment Center.

Waitlist Acceptance

Qualified applicants are accepted into limited-enrollment programs on a first-come, first-served basis and are admitted from program waitlists as space becomes available. Applicants are expected to be prepared to begin their program anytime after the term for which they applied. Applicants may be informed of an estimated term start; however, this date is not guaranteed.

One-Time Deferment: Applicants who are notified of admittance into a program before July 15 for the Fall or before November 1 for the Spring must begin the program the upcoming term start; otherwise they will need to reapply. If the applicant is notified of admittance after July 15 for the Fall or after November 1 for the Spring, and the applicant is unable to begin the upcoming term start, a one-time deferment for the next intake term may be requested.

For additional assistance regarding program waitlists, please email