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Early Entry/Dual Credit

High school students have the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. Students who meet the requirements can take certain courses for both high school and college credit through Dakota College at Bottineau. We offer a variety of options for you to take dual credit courses; our courses are offered over Interactive Video Network (IVN or ITV) and online. In some schools, you can take courses at your own high school from one of your own teachers.

The LEAP Program

Earn a College Degree While in High School!


  • Cost Savings - Discount rate on college coursework - $132.41 per credit (Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019)
    • Plus $20 lab fee for some science courses
    • Students eligible for the Bank of ND Scholarship can receive up to two free classes per academic year.
  • Time Savings - Complete college courses BEFORE attending college
  • Ease of Transfer - General education courses transfer to any college or university in the North Dakota University System
  • Flexible Delivery - Students can take courses over ITV or online

LEAP Enrollment Form - Complete this form to enroll the LEAP program

New Students Enrollment Instructions

All Students Enrollment Instructions

Please note that students aren't enrolled until the application for admission is submitted, the application fee has been received and all forms have been completed and received by Dakota College at Bottineau.

  • Complete the Bank of ND Scholarship form.
    • Students that qualify for free or reduced meals at their high school should apply as this scholarship can provide free tuition for two classes per academic year. This form needs to be sent to the Bank of ND, not DCB.
  • Login to Campus Connection. Students can utilize Campus Connection to view bills, class schedules, grades, etc.
    • Use the credentials created from "Claiming Your Account" to login.
    • The "Student Center" will appear in the middle of the page. All students should review their e-mail addresses and mailing addresses and update, if needed.
  • Complete the Financial Obligation Agreement.
    • Login to Campus Connection.
    • Under "Student Center" > "Finances" > "My Account" > Click on Financial Obligation Agreement.
    • Complete and submit the form.
  • Complete the FERPA Release Form.
    • Login using your Campus Connection credentials.
  • Complete the Email Policy Form.
  • Send a copy of your placement/test scores (ACT,) if you are taking an English or a math class.
    • ENGL 110 requires an ACT English score of 18.
    • MATH 103 requires an ACT math score of 21.
    • If these scores are not met, students will need to take the Accuplacer exam through DCB. This must be completed before classes begin.
  • Complete the Enrollment Form.

  • Email, Fax or Mail the completed forms and materials to:

    Email: whitley.wyciskalla@dakotacollege.edu  or FAX: 701-228-5614
    Mail: Dakota College at Bottineau
    ATTN: Whitley Wyciskalla
    105 Simrall BLVD
    Bottineau, ND 58318
  • Login to Blackboard. Blackboard may not be used for all classes, but all students will receive a Blackboard account.
  • Pay for your classes - You can include a check, pay over the phone or online. Classes are $132.41 per credit for the fall 2018, spring 2019 and summer 2019 semesters. Some science classes have a lab fee.
  • Order your books through the DCB Bookstore at 701-228-5458 (if your school does not provide your books.)
  • Receive confirmation e-mail from Dakota College at Bottineau
  • Classes begin!

Important Documents

Dropping a Class

Any student wishing to drop a course must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Dual Credit/Early Entry Drop Form. Students must have their signature, a parent or guardian signature, and a high school administrator signature.
  2. Return the form to the Distance Education Office by email, fax, or mail. Email or fax is preferred.



Kayla O'Toole

Director of Distance Education




Whitley Wyciskalla

Distance Education Admin Assistant