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.

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 may have a waiting list or use a petition process due to limited capacity. The information below reflects recent application trends, not the current status for a particular program. Upon acceptance into a program, applicants will be notified if they are admitted onto a waiting list, into a pre-petition status, or directly into the program.

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

Nursing Completion LPN to ADN
Nursing Completion Paramedic to ADN
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Optometric Technician

Paramedic Technician

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 Fall or before November 1 for 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