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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. 
  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 2016-2017 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

Closed February 23

February 23, 2017

Western Dakota Tech is closed today, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, due to weather conditions

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Woman Fulfills Dream of Becoming a Nurse Thanks to Build Dakota Scholarship Fund

February 10, 2017

Cara Riker’s life has been positively impacted by the Build Dakota Scholarship Fund and she couldn’t be any happier. Riker just passed the nursing board exams and became an “official nurse” on Feb. 6.

“I am so happy right now,” the Western Dakota Tech graduate said. “I always wanted to be a nurse and Build Dakota made it possible. It has been a real life-changer for me.”

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Fall Semester Perfect Attendance Ticket Drawing Winners Announced

January 31, 2017

We at Western Dakota Tech are extremely proud of our 119 students who achieved perfect attendance for the Fall Semester! Cheers to all of you for your commitment to continuing education and congratulations to these students who won Rapid City Rush tickets.

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Badlands Hall Grand Opening Set for Jan. 26

January 25, 2017

Join us tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 26, for the Grand Opening of our new Transportation Technology building, Badlands Hall! The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 850 Mickelson Dr. This 30,000 sq. ft. building is located just north of the main campus and will provide students the opportunity to train utilizing state-of-the-art industry equipment.

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Western Dakota Tech Announces Fall Dean's List

January 13, 2017

RAPID CITY, SD - Western Dakota Tech congratulates the 226 students named to the Fall 2016 Dean's List. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

To view the list of students, their hometown, state and program, click the "More About this Story" link.

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Tue, February 28 | 8:30 am
Future Professionals Day - Welcome to the Shark Tank
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Fri, March 3 | 12:00 am
Midterm Grades due by 3 p.m.
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Mon, March 6 | 12:00 am
Spring Break - No Classes
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Tue, March 14 | 12:00 am
Mass Casualty Incident Drill
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Fri, March 17 | 12:00 am
Midterm Advising Day
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Open House Tuesday

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