Get a Degree or Diploma

Start a Degree or Diploma

Step 1: Apply for admission

  • Research your degree or diploma program. Questions? Request information from a recruiter!
  • Apply Online  — the application fee is waived for students applying to start in Summer 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022!
  • Switching or Making Changes to your Current Program? 
    Students interested in making a change to their current program should meet with their pathway advisor. Your pathway advisor will review your request and submit the change to our Admissions department. Students changing a program within their pathway see their pathway advisor. Students changing a program outside of their pathway need to see/speak with a career coach.
  • For students applying to a Healthcare Pathway program (except Nursing Assistant), MATC no longer requires a criminal background check as part of the admissions process but it is part of the petition process. You will be asked to complete a form acknowledging that this background check will happen.

    MATC will not deny admission to any Healthcare Pathway program based upon the result of the criminal background check. However, agencies who serve as clinical or field placement sites for MATC Healthcare Pathway courses reserve the right to deny a placement based upon criminal background check results. Denial of placement is in the sole discretion of the clinical or field placement agency or site, and MATC does not retain authority or control over denial of clinical or field placement based on criminal background checks.
  • If you need financial aid, we strongly recommend that you apply for it as early as possible. Start your FAFSA now at Late financial aid applications may not be processed in time, requiring you to enroll in a payment plan. Depending on the time of year that you apply for academic admission, in most cases you may apply for financial aid simultaneously.
  • International Students:
    Visit the International Student page for your steps to enrollment.

Step 2: Set Your Password

(available the next business day after your application is entered)

  • Visit Password Manager
  • Type your username and temporary password (sent to you from
  • You will be prompted to set up your security questions
  • You will be able to create a new password

Step 3: Submit Official Transcripts

  • You can use Parchment to request high school transcripts or have the high school send them electronically to This is the fastest option.
  • You may also have transcripts mailed to the MATC Admissions office:

    Attn: Admissions
    700 W. State St.
    Milwaukee WI, 53233

    If you have earned credits from another college, request transcripts directly from that college/university/institution and have them sent to or the college can use the National Student Clearinghouse to send the transcripts to MATC.
  • Complete and mail or deliver this form to your high school or GED testing center. Transcripts can be brought in-person at any MATC campus Admissions Center or they can be mailed to the MATC Admissions office:

    Attn: Admissions Center
    700 W. State St.
    Milwaukee WI, 53233

  • Out-of-country transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved agency.
  • To make the process as quick as possible, submit your application and transcripts together.
  • All transcripts must be Official with a graduation date (if applicable)

Step 4: Register and Pay Tuition

Step 5: Sign Up For STORM and Register!

  • MATC now offers “Student Orientation & Registration Meetings” or STORMs to create a streamlined process to support and onboard newly admitted students and students returning from two or more semesters away.
  • Students who are ready will get an invitation from their admissions navigator.
  • At a STORM, participants will meet their Academic & Career Pathway team, select and register for courses, and learn about our campus resources.
  • New and returning students must attend one of the available dates in order to register for courses.
  • Once you’ve completed your STORM, you can visit and register for classes! Note that depending on the time of year, you may have to wait until open registration to begin.