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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
Email

HOURS:

Phone
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.

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

Residency Determination

Your residency is defined by Madison College as your official location of residence. Your residency can have an effect on your admission into a program of study as well as your tuition. You declare your residency when you complete an admission application or when you first create your student account.

Residency is usually determined by one of the following:

  • Filing a Wisconsin income tax return. If you are under 25 and claimed as a dependant by either parent, the residency information on your parents' state tax return applies to you.
  • Eligibility to vote in the state.
  • Motor vehicle registration.
  • Issuing state and address on your driver's license.
  • Location of employment.

Wisconsin Technical College System residency requirements are described in detail in the state's Administrative Code Chapter TCS 10

Types of Residency Statuses

  • District

    Definition: You are considered a district resident if, through the criteria above, your permanent residence exists within the Madison College district borders. However, if you enter and remain in the district only to obtain an education, state law says we cannot consider you a district resident. 

    ADMISSIONS: In-district residents are given first priority for limited-capacity programs, which are programs that currently have or may develop a wait list.  

    TUITION: In-district residents pay in-state tuition rates for credit classes. 

  • Non-district state

    DEFINITION: You are considered a non-district state resident if, throught the criteria above, your permanent residence is within state boundaries but outside the Madison College district. 

    ADMISSIONS: If you do not live in-district, you may only be considered for limited-capacity programs after January 1 for the upcoming fall term or after May 1 for the upcoming spring term.  

    TUITION: State residents pay in-state tuition rates for credit classes. 

  • Out-of-State

    DEFINITION: You are considered an out-of-state resident if, through the criteria above, your permanent residence outside Wisconsin state boundaries. 

    ADMISSIONS: Out-of-state residents may only be considered for limited capcity programs after January 1 for the upcoming fall term or after May 1 for the upcoming spring term. If a wait list forms for a program, out-of-state residents will not be eligible.

    TUITION: Out-of-state residents pay out-of-state tuition rates for credit classes. 

  • Minnesota Reciprocity

    DEFINITION: Your permanent residence must be in the state of Minnesota to qualify for reciprocity.  

    ADMISSIONSMinnesota residents are considered non-district state residents for program admission purposes and follow the same guidelines.  

    TUITIONThe reciprocity agreement allows Minnesota residents to pay in-state tuition rates for credit classes. 

If you believe your residency status is not accurate or has changed, you may complete the Residency Re-Determination Form (PDF, 884 KB). Required documentation and submission instructions are included on the form. Any approved residency changes will be made effective for the current term and cannot be retroactively applied.