Admissions

Application Process

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:

Step 1: Complete an SWC Application for Admission

You can apply online or complete an application form and return it to the SWC office of admissions. Your application must be submitted no later than one week prior to the date of registration.

Step 2: Request and Forward Your Transcripts

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.

Transcripts received become part of each student’s permanent file of the College and cannot be released, returned or forwarded to another institution.

Step 3: Submit Certification of Tribal Membership (Optional)

Submit certification of Tribal membership, or Tribal ID, if a member of a recognized Tribe. Upon receipt of all required forms and documents as described above, an official letter of acceptance will be released to the prospective student.

Step 4: Discuss Financial Aid (Optional)

Confer with the SWC Financial Aid Director for information on financial aid requirements.

Former Students & Transfer Students

Former SWC students must complete a SWC Application for Re-admission and return it to the SWC Office of Admissions.

  • Submit certification of Tribal membership, or Tribal ID, if a member of a recognized Tribe.
  • If student is not an enrolled tribal member, but considered a lineal descendant, student will need to submit a copy of their birth certificate and enrolled parent’s certification of Tribal membership.
  • Upon receipt of all required forms and documents as described above, an official letter of acceptance will be issued to the prospective student.
  • 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.

Cost of Attendance – Tuition & Fees Per Semester

ISC Funded Students


Per semester hour

$140

Example (12 credits x $140)

$1,680

NON-ISC Funded Students


Per semester hour

$160

Example (12 credits x $160

$1,920

NON-ISC Funded Student’s fees


Registration Fee

$50 Full-time, $45 3/4-time, $35 Half-time

Lab Fee (estimate)

$50

Building Usage Fee

$25

Nursing Fee (each semester)

$500

Technical Fee

$100

Books & Supplies (estimate)

$600

Graduation Fee

$40

Audit (per credit)

$72

Activity Fee

$40

Off Campus Delivery

$100

Per Online Course

$25

Costs of attendance is 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 tuition and fees. Books will not be refundable if opened or written in. However, those students withdrawing from classes after the drop date will be responsible for payment of all costs including books.

 

In order to encourage students to actively recruit new students to SWC, an incentive program has been established. For more information on this program, please contact the Admissions Office or consult the Student Handbook.

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.