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International Students Admissions

We are happy you are interested in applying to Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC). The WDTC community includes people of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints who collaborate together for advancement in technical fields.

See below for WDTC Programs approved for International Student application.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS Degree):
-Architectural and Engineering Technology (formerly Computer-Aided Design)
-Automotive Technology
-Business - Business & Technology
-Computer Science - Information Technology Specialist
-Diesel Technology
-Diesel Technology - Industrial Maintenance
-Electrical Trades
Associate of Applied Science (AAS Degree) continued:
-Environmental Engineering Technician
-Environmental Engineering Technician - Controlled Environment Agriculture
-Farm and Ranch Management
-HVAC/Refrigeration Technology
-Meat Processing
-Technical Studies
-Welding & Fabrication
Diploma Programs:
-Business - Business Office Professional
-Computer Science - Information Technology Specialist
-Construction Technology
-Meat Processing
-Precision Machining Technology
-Welding & Fabrication
Certificate Program:
-Electrical Trades - Autonomous Equipment Technician

Additional Information:

General Qualifications
  1. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.75 at both the secondary (high school) and post-secondary (college) education levels.
  2. Applicants must be proficient in English; please review details about our English requirements.
      • Transfer Students within the US may not have to provide this score. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.
  3. Applicants must take the ACCUPLACER Test.

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Scholarship Information

International Students are eligible for WDTC scholarships.

For Fall scholarships, the application cycle is between January 1st and March 31st of every year. For Spring scholarships, the application cycle is between August 1st and October 15th of every year. 

Application Requirements
  1. Apply for Admissions:
  2. ACCUPLACER test - scores must be college ready
  3. Academic credentials (translated into English).  This includes high school transcripts and transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions attended.
      • OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS - Transcripts sent via email are NOT accepted as official.
        • If you graduated from an international high school, you must submit your transcript to Educational Credential Evaluators to determine U.S. equivalence.
        • For a transcript to be considered official, it must be sent directly from the issuing institution to WDTC. 
        • If you are attending an institution in the US and they have the official documents, they may send certified copies of these documents to us for review.
        • All documents become the property of the Western Dakota Technical College.
  4. English proficiency - This is usually the TOEFL or IELTS; please review details about our English requirements.
  5. Passport
  6. Official Statement of Finances verifying funds to cover tuition and fees. 
Financial information documenting the ability to pay. If you are admitted, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) requires that US college or university issuing form I-20 or DS-2019 establish that the person to whom the form is issued is able to pay all education and incidental expenses. (see Costs for International Student). The I-20 or DS-2019 form will not be issued without appropriate financial documents. Financial information is required for admission.

Western Dakota Technical College is an Exceptional Return on Investment

Western Dakota Technical College offers an exceptional Return on Investment (ROI), with a placement rate of 99 percent. 

[*Placement information is derived from graduate surveys, faculty-collected data, placement surveys started six months after graduation, and the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation. Overall placement rate is figured by: (responding graduates employed, continuing education, or in military service)/(responding graduates who are seeking employment). The number of program graduates are unduplicated by CIP code.]

Costs for International Students

Find out more about how affordable it is to study here on our Costs for International Students page.

English Proficiency Requirements

All international applicants must provide evidence of their proficiency with the English language, unless English is the native language of their home country.

Find out more about English proficiency requirements here.

The Student Success Center

The Student Success Center is your go-to source for any help you may need during your tenure at Western Dakota Technical College. It's also home to the Student Success Coaches. Seeking tutoring, support, academic tips, connecting with clubs and organizations, finding additional resources? Just stop in and ask the coaches. 

Need Help?  We're Here for You

If you have questions about, or need assistance with, the admissions process for international students, contact the Admissions Office. We are here to help.

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