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Admissions Process

Admissions Process

The Admissions process is as simple as counting to five. Follow the steps below, and you’ll be a WDT student in no time!

Contact the Admissions Office at (605) 718-2565 or if you have any questions.

  1. Submit a completed application for admissions.
  2. Schedule to take the ACCUPLACER test. ACCUPLACER is a placement exam over math, English and reading. There is a $15 testing fee. The test is offered at 8 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday. The ACCUPLACER test will be waived if you have an ACT sub score of 18 or better in English, Math, and Reading, or an SAT sub score of at least 440 in Writing and Math. The scores must be within the past five years.
  3. School transcript or GED scores sent to the admissions office. (Additionally, an official transcript must be submitted if you have attended other post-secondary institutions or universities.)
  4. Submit a certification from a licensed physical physician that you have received or are in the process of receiving the required two doses of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). (This is required for all on campus students.)
  5. Once you receive your acceptance letter, schedule a time to register for classes.

Admissions and Financial Aid are two separate processes and each requires a different application!

To apply for Federal Financial Aid, the applicant must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed online at For more information please contact the Financial Aid office at 1-800-544-8765.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to helping you meet your educational goals.

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