Enrollment Services

Truax A1000
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.

Hours May 14 – August 6
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Extended Hours
June 18 - 19

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Petition Requirements

Therapeutic Massage: Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

Students interested in completing a health education program at Madison College must start by applying for admission to the desired program. Qualified applicants will be admitted in a pre-petition status and should review the Start of Semester Checklist to guide you through your next steps in preparing for your 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.

Students that are still on a waitlist for a School of Health Education program or the Veterinary Technician program after the Spring 2018 term will have to follow 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 2017 petition window opens March 1, 2017
Spring 2018 petition window opens August 15, 2017


  1. Prerequisite Requirements

    It's recommended that students 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.


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

    1. Minimum Test Scores. Test must be taken from September 1, 2013 to present:

    • ACT Math 17+
    • ACCUPLACER (Arithmetic) 76+
    • COMPASS (Pre-Algebra) 43+
    • ATI-TEAS (formerly TEAS-V) Math 60.0%+

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

    • Applied Math for Chemistry (77854756)
    • Basic Algebra (77854756) or higher

    3. Educational Experience.

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

    English and Reading

    Students must demonstrate English and reading competency in one of the following ways:

    1. Minimum Test Scores. Test score must be from September 1, 2013 to present:

    • English competency – Students may demonstrate English competency in one of the following ways:
      • ACT English 15+
      • COMPASS Writing 46-99
      • ACCUPLACER Write 5+ and ACCUPLACER Sentence 86+
    • Reading Competency - Students may demonstrate the Reading competency in one of the following ways:
      • ACT Reading 18+
      • COMPASS Reading 80+
      • ACCUPLACER Reading 80+

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

    • Written Communication (10801195) or higher
    • English 1 (20801201) or higher
    • College Reading Strategies (10808101)

    3. Educational Experience

    • Bachelor's degree or higher
  2. Petition Workshop

    You should have all prerequisite requirements complete or in progress prior to completing the petition workshop.

    All students should complete the non-mandatory, online petition workshop for the year petitioning. The workshops will provide additional insight into the program as well as support students with the petition process. Only after you are admitted into a pre-petition status will you be given access to the online petition workshop via Blackboard.

  3. 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.

Additional Resources