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Admission FAQs

When is the application deadline?
Dakota College at Bottineau accepts applications on a rolling basis without a deadline.

What does it cost to apply?
There is a nonrefundable application fee to apply for admission to Dakota College at Bottineau.

What do I need to include with my application?
To complete your enrollment file, you will need to submit your official high school transcripts, college transcripts if you are a transfer student, ACT scores and immunization records. Print the admissions checklist for easy reference.

Does Dakota College at Bottineau require a minimum high school GPA or ACT score to be accepted?
No, Dakota College at Bottineau is an open-enrollment institution therefore applicants who have graduated from high school or completed the General Education Development (GED) examination are generally accepted. We do require you to submit your ACT scores for math and English placement, advising and research purposes. Your scores are not used to determine your acceptance to Dakota College at Bottineau.

What if I have not taken the ACT by the time college begins?
If you have not taken the ACT by the time college begins, you will be required to take a placement test for math and English. This helps us determine your skill level in the areas of math and English so that you are enrolled in the course that matches your ability.

You will also need to take the ACT test at its first availability. Dakota College at Bottineau typically offers the ACT on the first Saturday in September.

I have my GED, can I still apply?

How much does it cost to attend Dakota College at Bottineau?
The following chart breaks down the costs of attending Dakota College at Bottineau for the most recent academic year. 

What kind of financial assistance is there?
Many of our students qualify for federal and state grants and loans. The first step in determining what type of assistance you qualify for is to visit studentaid.ed.gov.

I am a Canadian/International student. Is there anything besides my application that I must submit?
Yes, there are additional requirements for Canadian and other international students. The International application process involves a bit of extra paperwork, but it's simple and straightforward. You can find all the information and resources you need on the International Students page