Course Options allows high school students enrolled in a public school district to take up to two courses at Madison College. It is a free program, but these requirements must be met:
- Your desired course must be open.
- You must meet all course requirements.
- Your high school must approve course selection.
- Your parent/guardian must grant permission.
More information about the overall program can be found at the DPI Course Options website. Our process is outlined below.
Six weeks prior to class start date: You and your parent/guardian must complete, sign, and submit the Course Options application (PI-8900) to Madison College. We will send a copy to your high school. We suggest you work with your counselor and have them submit the application and all materials for you.
You do NOT need to complete our college application; only the PI-8900.
Five weeks prior to class start date: Verify that your high school has sent your official transcript and any Individualized Education Program records to us.
Four weeks prior to class start date: Create a Madison College student account.
Verify that you meet all course requirements. You may require additional documents to be sent in. You can find the requirements by selecting a class here.
You may find some classes are reserved for students formally admitted to a program. You cannot enroll in these classes. Click the + next to the class number for reserved class information.
Note that online and accelerated classes require you to complete a brief online orientation.
Three weeks prior to class start date: This is when we begin processing Course Options applications. You will not hear anything from us prior to this time. We appreciate your patience.
Two weeks prior to class start date: You and your high school receive approval or denial letters.
If you received an approval letter from us, your high school must send confirmation of approval to you and to us. Once you have received final approval from both schools, you may register for your class(es) either online or by contacting the Enrollment Center.
If you will request accommodations from us, you will submit an accommodation form to Disability Resource Services.
One week prior to class start date: Your parent/guardian submits the final verification indicating whether you will or will not attend.
You should contact your high school to determine how you will get your textbooks. Some schools have the correct books, but some will arrange to have them charged through our bookstore.
After class starts: Your high school will be billed for course fees after the class has started.
After class ends: You must provide your final grade to your high school. You may view your grades as well as your unofficial transcript in your Student Center.