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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

Western Dakota Tech Recognizing Partners for Generous Contributions

April 26, 2017

RAPID CITY, SD - Scholarship donors and partners will be recognized for their generous contributions to students and Western Dakota Tech at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27, in the college's new event center.

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Trans Tech Club Shines at South Dakota SkillsUSA Earning Five Medals

April 21, 2017


How does a Western Dakota Tech Transportation Technology education compare to others in the state? Excellent, if judging by the results of the Trans Tech Club's performance at the South Dakota SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference Competition at Lake Area Technical Institute, in Watertown, April 6-7.

"Our Western Dakota Tech representatives were up against the best of the best that the three other Tech schools in South Dakota could produce," said Dick Towne, Western Dakota Tech Trans Tech Club Advisor and Transportation Technology Program Director - Heavy Duty Instructor - Welding. "Our students did extremely well, earning one first-place medal, three second-place medals, and one third-place medal. Congratulations to the medal winners and thank you to all the Trans Tech Club members who competed in Skills USA."

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Register Now to Attend Western Dakota Tech April 15 Open House

April 11, 2017



Western Dakota Tech helps students grow, develop their skills, and prepare them to enter the professional world work-ready.

To learn more about the many opportunities at Western Dakota Tech, plan to attend an upcoming Open House from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 15, at Western Dakota Tech. Western Dakota Tech is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.

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New Partnership Results in Expanded Food Pantry for College Students

April 6, 2017



At Western Dakota Tech the success and well-being of our students is our top priority. As we know students sometimes lack resources and access to nutritionally adequate food to maintain healthy, active lifestyles, we have attempted to help fill the gaps with a free, mobile food pantry. 

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Western Dakota Tech Federally Recognized for Student Diversity

March 29, 2017



Western Dakota Tech's diverse student body sets it apart from other institutions of higher learning in South Dakota.


That diversity means something to the Federal government. Specifically, Western Dakota Tech's significant Native American enrollment rates have earned it a special Federal designation. Western Dakota Tech is the only college designated as a Native American-Serving Nontribal Institution in the state of South Dakota.

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Upcoming Events

Apr
27
Thu, April 27 | 5:30 pm
Scholarship Donor Appreciation Reception
May
4
Thu, May 4 | 11:00 am
Public Safety Building Grand Opening
May
10
Wed, May 10 | 8:00 am
Bookstore Buyback
May
10
Wed, May 10 | 1:00 pm
Pharmacy Technician Pinning Ceremony
May
11
Thu, May 11 | 8:00 am
Bookstore Buyback
May
11
Thu, May 11 | 3:00 pm
Final Grades due by Noon for Graduates
May
12
Fri, May 12 | 12:00 am
End of Semester
May
12
Fri, May 12 | 10:00 am
Nurse Pinning Ceremony
May
12
Fri, May 12 | 5:00 pm
Eagle Feather Ceremony
May
13
Sat, May 13 | 10:00 am
Commencement

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