Petitioning Information

The Petition Process is the method that students follow to inform the Healthcare Pathway 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 Healthcare Pathway, 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


Program Change/Re-Admission/Update Form


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
  3. Complete online student orientation at
  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
  7. Register for Prerequisite classes

3. Program Requirements

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

Contact program advisor for assistance. Program advisors are listed on page 3:
View/Download the Healthcare 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:

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 the Healthcare 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 Medical Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technician  Medical Coding Specialist
Surgical Technology Medical Interpreter
Pharmacy Technician
Renal Dialysis Technician

Petition Application (link)