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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

WDT Announces 224 Students Named to Fall 2019 Dean's List

January 24, 2020

Western Dakota Tech congratulates the 224 students named to the Fall 2019 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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Free Financial Aid Assistance Event at Western Dakota Tech Set for Feb. 20

January 13, 2020

If you need money to attend college, you will want to attend Western Dakota Tech's (WDT) Free Financial Aid Assistance Event, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20. (Enter main college entrance.)

WDT 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. They will also assist with scholarship applications.

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Plumbing Students Contribute Skills, Labor for Love INC's New Building Project

January 2, 2020

Western Dakota Tech Plumbing Technology program students, under the guidance of Program Director Walter Cline, are contributing their skills and labor on the Love INC of the Black Hills new building construction project. The new Love INC building is located at 414 E. Omaha St.  

Cline’s students have been working on the drain waste and vent system on a couple of bathrooms. Some of the work has been challenging, as they have had to work on lifts 15 ft. above ground to attach hangers for vents to steel bar joists.

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Fifteen Students Completed Western Dakota Tech's Practical Nursing Program on Dec. 13

December 20, 2019

Fifteen Western Dakota Tech (WDT) Practical Nursing students were honored for completing the program during a Pinning Ceremony, in the college's Event Center, Dec. 13. These graduates will help fill an important need in the workforce for entry-level nurses in the health care environment.

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New Farm & Ranch Management Program Director Named to 30 Under 30 in Agriculture

December 2, 2019

Kaden Eisenbraun, Western Dakota Tech’s new Farm & Ranch Management Program Director, has been named one of AgGrad's inaugural 30 Under 30 in Agriculture for 2019! AgGrad is a national online resource, for those seeking careers in agriculture, based in Idaho.

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WDT News

Upcoming Events

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Mon, January 27 | 8:00 am
Last Day to Drop
Feb
3
Mon, February 3 | 12:00 pm
Job Skills Series - Career Fair Prep
Feb
4
Tue, February 4 | 12:00 pm
Job Skills Series - Career Fair Prep
Feb
5
Wed, February 5 | 8:00 am
WDT Career Fair
Feb
7
Fri, February 7 | 8:00 am
4 Week Grades due by 3:00 p.m.
Feb
14
Fri, February 14 | 8:00 am
Institutional Effectiveness Day
Feb
17
Mon, February 17 | 8:00 am
President's Day/WDT Closed

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