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Admissions Process

The Admissions process is as simple as counting to five.

  1. Submit a completed application for admissions.
  2. Send your school transcripts or GED scores. If you graduated from an international high school, you must submit your transcript to Educational Credential Evaluators to determine U.S. equivalence. Additionally, an official transcript must be submitted if you have attended other post secondary institutions or universities.
  3. Submit immunization certification.
  4. Take your placement assessment.
  5. Schedule your Admissions Advising Session (can be completed on campus or by phone).
  6. Once you receive your acceptance letter, register for classes.

Click below for more detail. Call (605) 718-2565 or email admissions@wdt.edu with any questions.

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Career Exploration

The programs we offer represent some of the fastest growing professional fields and industries. That's why we offer them. But that only matters if your student finds a program and career that fits their individual interests.

Our career exploration camps focus on hands-on activities and allow your student to be submersed in different professional paths. And hey, they're free. Click below for the schedule.

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Paying for School

Paying for school is daunting, and our expert financial aid team is ready to help you and your student find the best options to pay for their education.

Grants, subsidized loans, unsubsidized loads, scholarships, stipends... the list of potential funding sources is long and can be overwhelming. We'll help ensure you and your student fully understand the scholarship and financial aid process, and the responsibilities that come with it, before you commit to anything.

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Student Support

We want your student to have all the academic and personal support they need from day one until graduation. That's why every student at Western Dakota Tech is assigned a Student Success Coach.

The coaches track attendance and academic progress and are ready to help students. From academic advising, tutoring, housing and child care, to campus involvement and networking, the Student Success Center is ready to provide services or find resources to help students succeed in all aspects of their education. 

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Student Life

Success means something different to everyone. For us, it means watching our students grow and develop their skills. But growth doesn’t only happen in the classroom. So we provide plenty of opportunities for your student to get involved in a variety of clubs and organizations.

Campus participation allows students to sharpen leadership and teamwork skills, discover new interests, and make friendships that may last the rest of their life.

At Western Dakota Tech, we support each other, challenge each other, work alongside each other, and find new ways to have fun every day. We'll value your student, for their potential and for what they bring to our campus culture and community.

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News

S.D. Board of Technical Education March Meeting, Western Dakota Tech LEA Petition Hearing Updates

March 24, 2020

To help decrease the potential of community spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the South Dakota Board of Technical Education (BoTE) meetings slated to take place at Western Dakota Tech (WDT) Wednesday, March 25, and Thursday, March 26, will now take place via teleconference on March 26.

The hearing to consider Western Dakota Tech’s Local Education Agency (LEA) petition has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. (MST) on Thursday, May 21, at WDT. This date change has been made to ensure the public can participate and provide testimony that could assist the Board in deliberations.

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CANCELLED - Construction Career Camp

March 10, 2020

UPDATE: The Rapid City Construction Career Camp scheduled for Friday, April 3, has been cancelled.

It is our goal to assist with CDC/S.D. Department of Health efforts to reduce community spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). In addition, the Rapid City Area Schools has cancelled all field trips scheduled for March 16-April 13. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.


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Classes Canceled Tues., Feb. 25

February 24, 2020

Classes are canceled Tuesday, Feb. 25, due to inclement weather. Students are not expected to report for class. The Business & Technology Camp has also been canceled.

Faculty and staff are expected to report for work at 11 a.m. or make arrangements with direct supervisors. 

The campus will open at 11 a.m.for scheduled events and activities.


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Western Dakota Tech Selected National Community College Award Finalist

February 10, 2020

In its ongoing quest for excellence, Western Dakota Tech (WDT) is honored to announce it was selected as a finalist for a national award recognizing best practices in community colleges.

In this, WDT’s first time applying for a coveted Bellwether Award, the college was named one of 10 national finalists in the category of Planning, Governance and Finance for its submission, “Using Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Enrollment.” The Planning, Governance and Finance category of the Bellwether Awards recognizes programs or activities that improve efficiency and effectiveness in the community college.

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FREE Business & Technology Camp Offered for High School Students on Feb. 25

February 6, 2020

Explore Careers in Business & Technology, Social Media Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, & Bookkeeping 

High school students interested in exploring rapidly advancing and diverse careers in Business and Technology, should register today to attend Western Dakota Tech's next career exploration camp. 


The college is hosting a FREE Business and Technology Camp, in its Event Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25. Sign-in will start at 8:30 a.m. with the first session beginning at 9 a.m. The Camp, which includes an etiquette luncheon in a "formal" dining setting, will conclude at 1 p.m.

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Upcoming Events

Mar
31
Tue, March 31 | 12:00 pm
CANCELLED - Job Skills Series - Interviews
Apr
1
Wed, April 1 | 12:00 pm
CANCELLED - Student Government Association (SGA) Meeting
Apr
10
Fri, April 10 | 12:00 am
WDT Closed for Holiday
Apr
10
Fri, April 10 | 8:00 am
Easter Break/No Classes
Apr
14
Tue, April 14 | 8:00 am
Institutional Effectiveness Day
Apr
15
Wed, April 15 | 12:00 pm
Student Government Association (SGA) Meeting
Apr
17
Fri, April 17 | 8:00 am
Last Day to Drop with a "W"
Apr
21
Tue, April 21 | 12:00 pm
CANCELLED - April Speaker Series - Workplace Etiquette
Apr
22
Wed, April 22 | 12:00 pm
CANCELLED - April Speaker Series - Workplace Etiquette
Apr
25
Sat, April 25 | 9:00 am
POSTPONED - Earth Day Expo

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