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 an applicant’s 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


Re-Admission/Program Change/Update
  • Apply for re-admission at if you've been away 2+ semesters, or if you were not continuously enrolled in your program (excluding summers).
  • To change your program, meet with your Pathway Advisor. Pathway Advisors submit program change requests.

2. Complete All Admission Requirements

Complete the following steps:

  1. Pay application fee
  2. Activate your MATC account at
  3. Complete MATC's student orientation
  4. Submit official high school transcripts and college transcripts (if applicable) to MATC, Attention: Admissions, 700 West State Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
  5. Refer to your Program Plan found on INFOnline/MyMATC for required program courses at
  6. Register for prerequisite classes
  7. CBC Process Acknowledgment Form, students will be required to complete the CastleBranch
    process at petition. Nursing Assistant students will be required to complete the CastleBranch
    requirement and forms as part of the admission process.

3. Program Requirements

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

Contact Pathway Advisor for assistance. Email
or call 262-238-2281 (Mequon Campus)
or 414-297-6263 (Downtown Milwaukee Campus).


4. NLN/HESI/HP-A2 Admission Exam

Check which exam is required for your program. Exam schedule sign-up:

NLN required for:

  • PN – Practical Nursing (100 or better)
  • RN – Registered Nursing (100 or better)

HESI required for:

  • LPN-RN Progression (900 or better)

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
(80% or better)

No exam required for the following programs:

  • Health Information Technology
  • Healthcare Services Management
  • Nutrition and Dietetic Technician

No exam required for technical diploma programs except for Practical Nursing. 

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 for Spring 2021 remains open for the following programs:

Petition for the Spring 2021 Semester (link)


Degrees Diplomas Certificates
Cardiovascular Technology  Central Service Technician EKG Technician
Healthcare Services Management Dental Assistant (Traditional)
Health Information Technology Medical Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technician  Medical Coding Specialist
Nutrition and Dietetic Technician Pharmacy Technician
Registered Nursing