New and Transfer Students

STUDENT ADMISSION PROCEDURE
1. Complete a SWC Application for Admission and return it to the SWC Office of Admissions.
2. Request all high schools, GED testing center, and colleges previously attended to forward official academic transcripts directly to the SWC Office of Admissions. All fees for transcripts are to be paid by the student.
NOTE: Transcripts received become part of each student’s permanent file of the College and cannot be released, returned or forwarded to another institution.
3. Submit certification of Tribal membership, or Tribal ID, if a member of a recognized Tribe.
4. Upon receipt of all required forms and documents as described above, an official letter of acceptance will be released to the prospective student.
5. Confer with the SWC Financial Aid Director for information on financial aid requirements.

Financial Aid

When planning to attend college it is likely you have thought about the costs involved. Financial Aid is the process of putting you together with the funds you need to pay the costs of college. These costs include more than just the tuition. You also need to pay for books, supplies, travel to and from school as well as living expense.
The money for school comes from you, your family and from grants, scholarships, loans and part-time employment. When you apply for financial aid using the federal government's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you are actually applying to several different aid programs.
Financial aid at SWC includes scholarships, grants, and Title IV programs such as PELL, Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (SEOG), and Federal College Work Study Program. It does not include the Federal Stafford Loan Program as SWC chooses not to participate in the loan program.

SWC General Education Statement

 General Education at Sisseton Wahpeton College reflects a belief that for success, students must be exposed to principles, concepts, and methodologies from multiple disciplines. General Education is designed to create opportunities for students to build a foundation of knowledge and develop skills necessary for life-long learning. Students’ life-quality is enhanced when they are encouraged to understand and value the world, and contribute to global well-being.

General Education at Sisseton Wahpeton College provides students with opportunities to:
• Integrate Dakota culture and values into personal and professional activities.
• Use effective written and verbal communication skills.
• Utilize technology for research and communication.
• Apply mathematical and critical thinking skills to solve real-world problems.

SWC faculty are dedicated to supporting the mission of the College and promoting the skills and attitudes that every graduate should possess, thereby enriching the quality of life of our students, and contributing to economic development through the provision of human capital and other resources.
Each program of study at Sisseton Wahpeton College is responsible for determining the appropriate platform for delivery of general education outcomes and establishing assessment measures and improvement plans to benefit student learning in their discipline. The Curriculum Committee evaluates the quality and validity of these programs as related to student learning.

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