MAT2 Application Process

  • How to Apply:

    MAT2 logoThe application for MAT²® is an open enrollment process. Applicants must successfully complete all of the following steps in order to be considered for the next round of application and career fairs. Please note that these steps may require several days to complete. Please remember to frequently check this Web site for updated career fair dates and locations.

    Application Process


    • Step 1:
      Apply for admission online at a local community college 

      Current College Partners:
              ~Baker College-Cadillac
              ~Delta College
              ~Henry Ford Community College
              ~Kalamazoo Valley Community College 
              ~Lansing Community College
              ~Macomb Community College
              ~Mott Community College
              ~North Central Michigan College
              ~Oakland Community College

    • Step 2:
      Sign up to take the COMPASS / Accuplacer test at the same college in which you applied for admission 

      Applicants must complete COMPASS or Accuplacer testing with the community college at which they applied for admission. If students are enrolled at one of these community colleges and have not taken the COMPASS or Accuplacer test in the past year, they will have to re-take the assessment in order to evaluate their current placement.

           -COMPASS Prep & Practice Exams 
           -ACCUPLACER Prep & Practice Exams 

      Note: Beginning with applications for the 2015 MAT² programs, applicants can now submit copies of their ACT scores along with the online application if these scores have been received in the last 24 months. For applicants who wish to use ACT scores on the application, they may skip to Step 3. 

    • Step 3:
       Complete the online application

      Note: to complete the online application applicants will need to upload the following documents to their online application: 

                a) A scanned copy of either COMPASS, ACCUPLACER, or ACT Scores
                b) Updated Resume (Sample Resume)
                c) Any Letter of Recommendation

    *Please note that MAT² students will receive their school assignment once they are admitted into the program. The initial application/COMPASS testing location WILL NOT influence your MAT² school placement. All schools will share a standardized curriculum and teaching elements, so students can expect an equal educational opportunity at each college.

    *The information and testing results from steps above will be reviewed by the MAT²® application committee.

    If applicants do not meet the minimum requirements, it is suggested to take the recommended courses outlined in your Compass results report. Applicants are encouraged to retake the COMPASS test and submit their scores upon successful completion of the recommended courses for reevaluation.

    2014-15 Application Deadlines

    MAT2 applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis; however, it is recommended that interested individuals apply as early as possible in order to have the best chance to be selected by a participating employer.

    Below are the 2014-15 application deadline dates:

      -Early-Bird Deadline: December 15, 2014
      -Mid-Winter Deadline: February 15, 2015
      -Spring Deadline: April 15, 2015
      -Last Call Deadline: June 15, 2015

    Remember to apply early. 

    What to Expect

    Steps Following the Initial Application:

    1. All applications will be screened for eligibility. Applicants who have passed all requirements will be forwarded into a pool and informed about upcoming career fair events and dates, as they become available. Because program communications could take place via email, it is critical that applicants monitor their emails during the application process.
    2. Applicants who did not pass COMPASS requirements will be advised to take a remediation course. Upon completion of the course, applicants may retake the COMPASS test(s) and be forwarded into the career fair pool if all requirements are met.
    3. For the second round of application, invited applicants will attend an employer career fair where they will have an opportunity to meet with and learn more about the participating MAT2® companies. Once applicants have met with the participating companies, they will have a chance to submit a ranking of their preferred employers. Based on the initial application, applicant preference, and brief interview, companies will invite selected applicants to attend interviews at their individual locations.
      Company Fair Tips & Information 
    4. For the third round of application, invited applicants will tour the specific company locations for both group and individual interviews. Employers reserve the right to administer company-specific tests during this process, in order to define best company-applicant fit. 
    5. 2 GearsAccepted applicants into the MAT²® Program will receive a notification and job offer. Student-company matches will consider student and employer preferences. Applicants reserve the right to accept/decline any offers.
    *Information regarding the career fair location and interview schedule will be emailed to the invited applicants prior to the event.

    How to be a successful applicant

    This program is seeking applicants who are motivated to be part of a new and innovative technical education system within the State of Michigan. Acceptance into this program means being part of an innovative, leading edge approach to education. Completing the following are crucial steps towards being a successful applicant and part of this elite group.
    • Complete the application in a timely manner
    • Follow the application process
    • Monitor the website for program updates, tips and information
    • Monitor emails for program communications
    • Attend company fairs when invited-RSVP accordingly
    • Feel free to ask questions at any time by emailing: