Dual Enrollment


Earn college and high-school credit at the same time with our dual enrollment classes! Classes are FREE for Rapid City Area Schools students!

Dual Enrollment allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in courses at Western Dakota Tech and earn credit for high school graduation as well as post-secondary credit from WDT at the same time. In addition to earning dual credit, students have the opportunity to gain college-level experience and explore potential career fields while still in high school. This can give students a jump-start on their college careers, all while building confidence and saving on tuition. Any individual enrolled in a Rapid City Area Schools (RCAS) 51-4 high school and is at least a junior in good academic standing can enroll in Dual Enrollment.

Dual Enrollment Application

Frequently Asked Questions

Summer 2016
Fall 2016


RCAS students can take all courses free of charge. All books are free of charge for Dual Enrollment students. Non-RCAS students can take Dual Enrollment classes at the reduced rate of $48.33/credit.

Admissions Process

For Dual Enrollment, students must:

  • Fill out the Dual Enrollment admissions application.
  • Provide high school transcripts.
  • Provide proof of MMR vaccinations
  • Take the Accuplacer test. The Accuplacer test is a placement exam over math, English, and reading.  The fee to take the Accuplacer test will be waived for dual enrollment students. Contact Student Services to schedule a time to take the Accuplacer test.

Complete all of the steps above. When all are complete, schedule an appointment to register for classes by calling Jill Elder at 605-718-2411 or emailing jill.elder@wdt.edu.


Books will be provided free of charge to all Dual Enrollment students. Students are responsible for filling out a book request form and will receive their books at orientation or by mail. Students are required to return the books at the end of the semester. If a student would like to keep their books, they can be purchased at the WDT Bookstore any time prior to the start of the semester.


Western Dakota Tech is a Laptop Campus.  WDT/RCAS does not provide laptops.  Students may be expected to bring a laptop to classes at WDT or have access outside of class. For more information about laptop requirements, click here.


It is the responsibility of the student to contact his/her prospective post-secondary institution and to provide necessary information so the institution may determine if the Dual Enrollment credits take are transferable. WDT cannot guarantee transferability of credits to any institution, with the exception of the designated Regental General Education courses to the SD Board of Regents Universities.

Students enrolled in Dual Enrollment classes at WDT will follow all WDT and RCAS policies. Students enrolled in Dual Enrollment classes at WDT will be referred to the WDT Student Handbook. Attendance policies in individual classes are listed on the class syllabus. Parents do not need to call WDT to excuse students.

Academic Calendar

Western Dakota Tech does not follow the same academic calendar as the Rapid City Area Schools. To view the WDT Academic Calendar, click here. Students will receive more detailed information upon registration of classes.

Questions or clarifications? Please contact high school counselors/registrars or Jill Elder at WDT at 605-718-2411 or jill.elder@wdt.edu.