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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

Apply for Spring Semester Dual Enrollment Courses Today

November 7, 2019

Earn Credit for High School & College

Dual Enrollment offers significant benefits for high school juniors and seniors and is something to consider now as Western Dakota Tech is accepting registration for Spring Semester Dual Enrollment courses. RCAS students who enroll by Dec. 13 qualify for the free textbook program!

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Still Time to Register for Engineering & Manufacturing Camp

October 28, 2019

Many good paying job opportunities exist locally and nationally in engineering and manufacturing. 

High school juniors and seniors can find out more about these careers by attending the FREE Engineering and Manufacturing Camp at Western Dakota Tech (WDT), from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7. Space is limited for this camp, so register today at wdt.edu/camps.

Those who attend this camp will be able to participate in activities, and talk to instructors and current students, in the following WDT programs:  Computer-Aided Design, Drafting and Machining Technology, Precision Machining Technology, and Welding and Fabrication.

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FREE Financial Aid Assistance Event Set for Saturday, Oct. 26

October 17, 2019

If you need money for college, you will want to attend Western Dakota Tech's Free Financial Aid Assistance Event, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. (Enter main college entrance.) 

College representatives will be available to provide financial aid guidance, help you complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) regardless of where you plan to go to college, and assist with scholarship applications.

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Construction Camp Postponed

October 8, 2019

Due to inclement weather being forecast for this Thursday, Oct. 10, the Western Dakota Tech Construction Day Awareness camp has been postponed. Please watch for information regarding a new date.

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WDT Experiences Largest Technical College Enrollment Increases in South Dakota

September 30, 2019

The South Dakota Board of Technical Education announced via news release today, Sept. 30, that of the state's four technical colleges, Western Dakota Tech (WDT) has had the largest growth in headcount and full-time equivalent students fall semester 2019. WDT is now the state's third largest technical college. This is exciting news for WDT.

Click below to read the news release.

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