Petitioning Information

The Petition Process is the method that students follow to inform the School of Health Sciences when they are ready and prepared to begin the core technical courses in their chosen health science program.  All students must petition and be accepted into their program before registering for core technical courses.  When we look at each student for admission to our School of Health Programs, we consider the whole student, including grades, test scores and work experience.   We understand that there is great variation among our applicants’ personal circumstances, home communities, and life experience.  As a result, our petition process considers all aspects of applicants' record and experience and not just a single criterion.  In furtherance of our goals to create a diverse and dynamic student body, we also consider ethnicity and status as a non-traditional student.

 

Petitioning Step By Step Guide

1. Apply Online or Update Your Program

New Student Application

Link: matc.edu/apply

Program Change/Re-Admission/Update Form

Link: https://tinyurl.com/MATCchangeform

Use this link if:

  • You have been out of school for 2+ semesters
  • You need to change your program code
  • You need to add a program code

2. Complete All Admission Requirements

Complete the following steps:

  1. Pay application fee
  2. Activate your MATC account at https://tinyurl.com/MATCactivate
  3. Complete online student orientation at https://orientation.matc.edu
  4. Submit official high school transcripts and college transcripts (if applicable) to MATC, 700 West State Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
  5. Submit ACT scores
  6. Refer to your Program Plan found on INFOnline/MyMATC for required program courses at https://tinyurl.com/MyMATC
  7. Register for Prerequisite classes

3. Program Requirements

Complete ALL required courses as outlined in the School of Health Sciences main webpage:
View/Download School of Health Sciences Program Petitioning Step By Step Guide (pdf)

Contact program advisor for assistance. Program advisors are listed on page 3:
View/Download School of Health Sciences Program Petitioning Step By Step Guide (pdf)

 

4. LN/HESI/HP-A2 Admission Test

Check which exam is required for your program. Exam schedule sign-up:
http://matchealth.com

NLN required for:

  • PN – Practical Nursing
  • RN – Registered Nursing

HESI required for:

  • LPN-RN Progression

HP-A2 required for:

  • Anesthesia Technology
  • Cardiovascular Technology (Echocardiography and Invasive)
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Surgical Technology

No test required for the following programs:

  • Dietetic Technician
  • Funeral Service
  • Health Information Technology
  • Healthcare Services Management

5. Petition Application

Petition during the open window dates:  Petition Application Form

6. Petition Review

 

View/Download School of Health Sciences Program Petitioning Step By Step Guide (pdf)

 

Petition Windows

The petition window will be open January 2, 2020 through January 31, 2020 for FALL 2020 start for the following programs:

Degrees Diplomas Certificates

Anesthesia Technology

Central Service Technician
 Dietetic Technician Dental Assistant (Traditional)
Funeral Services Dental Assistant (Bilingual)
Healthcare Services Management Dental Technician
Health Information Technology Health Unit Coordinator
Medical Laboratory Technician  Medical Assistant
Practical Nursing-Registered Nurse Progression Medical Coding Specialist
Registered Nursing Medical Interpreter
Respiratory Therapist Pharmacy Technician
Surgical Technology Practical Nursing
Renal Dialysis Technician

Petition Application (link)