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Dual Enrollment

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 Western Dakota Tech 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 South Dakota student, who is at least a junior in good academic standing, can enroll in Dual Enrollment.

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Learn how you can take classes for FREE (or at a reduced rate for non-RCAS students) and earn both high school and college credit. For more information, call Nora Leinen at (605) 718-2541.


RCAS students can take all courses free of charge. Non-RCAS students can take Dual Enrollment classes at the reduced rate of $48.33/credit. Payment for Dual Enrollment courses are due before the start of the semester.


Spring 2022

*WDT courses are subject course capacities. Students are not guaranteed a spot in a WDT course and may be waitlisted if courses are full. Applying early is the best way to increase your chances of securing a spot in your desired course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click below to review answers to common questions about Dual Enrollment.


Admissions Process

For Dual Enrollment, students must:

Send all completed application materials to Once a student’s file is complete, they will be registered for their requested courses, pending course availability and completed pre-requisites. Students will receive a confirmation email once their registration is complete. It is important to include the specific course title, number, location and day/time on the Dual Enrollment Approval form as this will serve as the registration paperwork. If you have questions on the requirements for WDTC Dual Enrollment, please call Admissions at 605-718-2565.

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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 taken are transferable. Western Dakota Technical College cannot guarantee transferability of credits to any institution, except for the designated Regental General Education courses to the SD Board of Regents Universities. See a list of these courses by clicking the link below.

Transferable Courses

Academic Calendar

WDTC Main Campus and Online courses will follow the WDTC Academic Calendar and may not align with the student’s high school semester schedule. Please take note of start dates and holiday/In-Service breaks, as students will be expected to follow the WDTC academic calendar. All courses held at area high schools will follow high school semester start dates.

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Western Dakota Technical College is a Laptop Campus. WDTC does not provide laptops. Students may be expected to bring a laptop to classes at WDTC or have access outside of class.

Laptop Requirements


Textbooks can be purchased through the WDTC Bookstore.

WDT Bookstore


Students enrolled in Dual Enrollment classes at Western Dakota Technical College must follow all WDTC policies. Students enrolled in Dual Enrollment classes at Western Dakota Technical College will be referred to the Western Dakota Technical College Student Handbook. Attendance policies in individual classes are listed on the class syllabus. Parents do not need to call Western Dakota Technical College to excuse students.

Student Handbook

Appeal Process

Per SB 142, Students who receive a ‘W’, ‘WF’ or ‘F’ in a Dual Enrollment course lose eligibility for the SD Dual Enrollment Program. To appeal a Loss of Eligibility please complete the appeal paperwork available in the link below and submit to

Appeal Paperwork

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