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Where to Begin

You’ll soon find out that Madison College has a diverse—and dare we say fun—and motivated student body. Which of these starting points sounds most like you?

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First-Time Students

Whether your goal is earning college credit, hands-on career training or a fresh start, we can help you get there.

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Returning Students

It’s never too late to kickstart your future. That’s true whether you’re 18 or 81!

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Transfer Students

See why we’re #1 in UW transfers. Or, looking to transfer credits in? We’ve got you covered!

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Nondegree and Visiting Students

Got it. You just want to take classes without applying to a program.

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Apprenticeship Students

Earn while you learn. Get paid for hands-on and classroom training.

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High School Students

Hey, go-getter! Learn more about gaining college credit while you’re still in high school.

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International Students

Welcome to our little corner of the world. Our international team will guide you through the VISA and enrollment process.

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Parents and Mentors

You play a key role in your student’s success. We know you have questions too.

“Grateful is a good word to describe how I feel when I walk into Madison College. There are amazing resources, the instructors are incredible.”
TeKema B.
Nursing Student

Apply to a program to earn a credential that makes your resume shine.

Complete an application if you want to pursue a certificate, technical diploma or associate degree. You’ll find scores of options that fit your life and goals.

  1. Review your program’s application requirements
  2. Complete the application
  3. Next steps vary by program, so pay close attention in step 1!

Start Your Application

new Madison College graduate
Jan 16
Spring semester starts
$700 / mo
Average monthly income boost by earning your associate degree
(Bureau of Labor Statistics)

A bright new future is a few clicks away

Start classes in fall, spring or summer! Each session has a start date and application deadlines. Choose when you’d like to start school and apply for admission to a program.

Or if you plan to simply take classes—and not pursue a degree—enroll in the courses that fit your life.

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Enroll in classes that lead to a degree or help you achieve another goal

This is where it starts to feel real! Register for the classes you need and keep moving forward.

1. Find the classes you want

Review subject, timing, format, location and decide which options suit you best.

See Course Listings

2. Create your myMadisonCollege account

Get in the habit of checking your myMadisonCollege portal for admission and other updates.

Set Up Your Account

3. Go shopping

Log into your account, then select the classes you want. Simply add them to your shopping cart. Keep checking your myMadison College account for updates.

Register for Classes

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Plan a Campus Visit

Picture yourself as a Madison College student. The best way to really get a feel for it is to visit us! Take an in-person or virtual campus tour.

You’ll feel welcomed and at home and maybe a little awed by our state-of-the-art facilities—not to mention the services we provide. Let us know how we can answer your questions.

Visit Campus!