Future Students: Apply Now

MATC graduates celebrating


Want to start a degree or diploma program, earn a certificate, learn English, finish high school (GED/HSED) or just take a class? The first step is creating an account to start your application!

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Why do 30,000 students choose MATC?

170+ affordable, high-quality programs preparing you for a career in as little as 1-2 years

A less expensive path to a four-year degree through 35+ college and university partnersCost of College Step graphic

  • Hands-on learning led by instructors with industry experience
  • Small class sizes
  • Daytime, evening and online options
  • Accelerated course options
  • Active campus life including student groups, athletics and housing opportunities
  • Child care available to students



Ready for college, but not sure about the best program for you?

For the first time, you can apply to MATC as an undecided student.

It’s a new way to explore your interests — and make a decision with confidence.

  1. Apply for a program and list yours as ‘undecided/not sure.’
  2. An MATC Career Coach will be in touch with you within one business day!
  3. We’ll share information about career exploration workshops and connect your skills to a program you’ll love.

Already an MATC student?

It's time to see your advisor and prepare for registration. Learn more here >>

A Former Student?

If you've been away from MATC for two or more semesters, you are a "returning student" and should complete the re-admissions application. Learn more here >>


The MATC Promise: Free tuition for eligible students

High School Seniors

For eligible graduates, the MATC Promise will pay the tuition for up to 75 credits, after federal and state financial grant aid has been applied. The cost of books is not covered by the Promise program. And now, MATC has reopened the application window for the Class of 2020!


The MATC Promise for Adults provides eligible students up to 75 credits of free tuition – after other scholarships and grants are applied – to complete an in-demand associate degree or technical diploma.

For more information or to apply, visit matc.edu/promise

Choose your pathway

Our 170+ high-quality academic programs are organized into seven Academic and Career Pathways:

  • Business & Management
  • Community & Human Services
  • Creative Arts, Design & Media
  • General Education
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

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8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday

Beginning Tuesday, September 7, 2021, virtual "Zoom" office hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Some offices may have hours extending beyond this time — see the Get Help Now page for details.



Our graduates succeed

  • Guaranteed transfer options: UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, Marquette and more
  • Our JOBshop connects graduates to careers