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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

Gov. Kristi Noem Praises State's Technical Colleges in 2021 State of the State Address

January 12, 2021

This is an excerpt from Gov. Kristi Noem's 2021 State of the State Address (as prepared) from Jan. 12, 2021, regarding South Dakota's Technical Colleges and workforce development.

"...South Dakota’s technical colleges have received national awards, attention, and funding for the high-quality programs they offer in key, growing industries. All four of our tech schools are in the top 4% of the country for upward mobility. Students who graduate from our colleges are fully equipped for high-demand, technical careers the moment they receive their diplomas.

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Seven Recent WDT Graduates Help Fill Need for Professional Truck Drivers

December 30, 2020

Seven students have recently graduated from Western Dakota Tech's Professional Truck Driving Program. These graduates will help fill the high and projected increasing need for truck drivers.

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Nineteen Students Complete Practical Nursing Program

December 21, 2020

Nineteen Western Dakota Tech (WDT) Practical Nursing students were honored for completing the program during a virtual Pinning Ceremony Dec. 18. These graduates will help fill an important need in the workforce for entry-level nurses in the health care environment.

The Pinning Ceremony is a traditional symbolic welcoming of Nursing Graduates into the Nursing field. Although the event was not in person due to the pandemic, faculty read notes in the video ceremony from the students saying who would pin them and their personal thank-you remarks. Link to view the virtual Pinning Ceremony: https://www.facebook.com/westerndakotatech/videos/462404264743798/.

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Nineteen Practical Nurses Honored During Virtual Pinning Ceremony

December 18, 2020

Click below to watch the Fall 2020 Practical Nursing Program Virtual Nurse Pinning Ceremony that debuted Dec. 18. Congratulations!




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Happy Holidays from Western Dakota Tech Students & Employees

December 14, 2020

Please click to watch this holiday video card from Western Dakota Tech students and employees.

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