Sisseton Wahpeton College utilizes an open admissions policy. SWC admits students of any race, creed, and national or ethnic origin. To be admitted under regular college admission requirements, a prospective student must possess a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) Certificate:
1. Complete an SWC Application for Admission and return it to the SWC Office of Admissions. This must be submitted no later than one week prior to the date of registration.
2. Request from all previously attended high schools, high school equivalency testing centers, and colleges to forward official academic transcripts directly to the SWC Office of Admissions. All fees for transcripts are to be paid by the student.
NOTE: All transcripts received from other institutions that have been presented for admission or evaluation become a part of each student’s permanent academic file of the college and cannot be released, duplicated, returned or forwarded to another institution.
3. Former SWC students must complete a SWC Application for Re-admission and return it to the SWC Office of Admissions.
4. Submit certification of Tribal membership, or Tribal ID, if a member of a recognized Tribe.
5. Upon receipt of all required forms and documents as described above, an official letter of acceptance will be issued to the prospective student.
6. Confer with the SWC Financial Aid Director for information on financial aid requirements.
One is considered a transfer student if one has been enrolled for any college level course work, whether full-time or part-time, in a college other than SWC.
Assessment tests in reading, writing, and mathematics are administered in order to place students in the appropriate courses. All new students, as well as transfer students and former students who have not met the English or mathematics requirements, are required to take assessment tests. Former students who attended
SWC within the last two years are not required to retake the assessment tests. Non-degreed students or students with "Special Student" status who are registering for four credits or less maybe exempt from taking the assessment test. Assessment tests must be taken before the student will be allowed to register.
Any returning or continuing student with an outstanding balance will not be allowed to register for classes until payment arrangements have been made with the Business Office. SWC reserves the right to prohibit registration to a student who has not made satisfactory settlements to his or her account. Up to $200 of the
student’s Pell award can be applied to an outstanding balance.
1. Make an appointment with your assigned advisor. (Advisors are assigned based upon an individual student’s major program of study.)
2. In consultation with your assigned advisor, select and schedule courses.
3. Complete official registration form with your advisor and submit it to the Registrar’s Office.
4. Complete the Admission Checklist and return it to the Registrar’s Office. Once this is done, you are officially registered for classes.
Tuition and Fees per semester:
ISC funded students
Per semester hour $130.00
Example: (12 credits X $130) $1,560.00
NON-ISC funded students
Per semester hour $160.00
Example: (12 credits X $160) $1,920.00
Lab Fee (estimate) $50.00
Off campus delivery fee (per course) $100.00
Online course (per course) $25.00
Library Usage/Email Account Fee $30.00
Building Usage Fee $25.00
Nursing Fee (each semester) $500.00
Technical Fee $90.00
Books and Supplies (estimate) $600.00
Graduation Fee $40.00
Activity fee of $30.00
Costs of attendance are set by the Board of Trustees and may be changed at any time without prior notification.
Any student who drops his/her classes BEFORE the two-week drop date deadline is not responsible for any costs related to tuition and fees. However, those students withdrawing from classes after this date will be
responsible for payment of all costs. Books will not be refundable if opened or written in.