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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 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 2017-2018 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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Western Dakota Tech Named to 'Great Colleges to Work For' Honor Roll by The Chronicle of Higher Education

July 18, 2018

Three years ago, Western Dakota Tech set out to create the best workplace possible and earn acknowledgement as a Chronicle of Higher Education “Great Colleges to Work For” by 2021. Years ahead of its goal, this week Western Dakota Tech has been recognized as a 2018 Great College to Work For, received honors in five categories, and was named to The Chronicles’ even more prestigious Honor Roll.

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Western Dakota Tech, UNO Offering 100% Online Library Science Degrees

July 16, 2018

Register Now to Attend Meet, Greet, Lean Information Session Aug. 13

Would you like to work in a library, but have no training or experience? Or, do you work in a library and want to further your education? There is a free upcoming opportunity to learn about online learning options that can support a higher education path toward a Master of Library Science degree.

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50th Anniversary Video - Bryan Mitchell - Graduate, Program Director

July 12, 2018

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243 Students Named to Spring 2018 Dean's List

July 10, 2018

Western Dakota Tech congratulates the 243 students named to the Spring 2018 Dean's List. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

The Dean's List begins with South Dakota students followed by additional states.

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Electrical Trades Students Take First Place at Community College Innovation Challenge

July 6, 2018

Congratulations to our Electrical Trades students who won first place at the National Science Foundation competition! The  Community College Innovation Challenge is aimed to utilize community college student’s knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math to find solutions to real-world problems. Our students created a project that helps solve hunger by cultivating plants and fish through electrical automation.

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Tue, August 14 | 12:00 am
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