Take the Tour at NDSCS!

By Sarah Hoffbeck

Is your student ready to experience the full collegiate experience close to home on a two-year campus that’s unlike any other in the upper Midwest?

Not only does NDSCS provide an affordable way to earn an education, we cater to our student’s needs and wants, offering almost everything you would find at a 4-year college. This is what sets NDSCS apart from the typical two-year college. Plus, we truly care about our students’ success—both in and out of the classroom.

Discover the Possibilities at NDSCS

  • Participate in a Campus Tour and check out our Residence Halls, Student Success Center, Academic Buildings and more!
  • Set-up a time to chat with specific departments and get the inside scoop on programs that interest your family member.
  • Visit with program staff about admission information.
  • Learn about partnerships and programs offered through industry partners.

So what are you waiting for? Check out our website today, request more information or schedule a visit to tour our Wahpeton campus or NDSCS-Fargo location. Questions? Contact the Enrollment Services office at 800-342-4325.

If your student is ready to get in, get out and make their success the Wildcat way, they belong at NDSCS!

NDSCS Classes Start August 24!

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Let the countdown begin! In just over one month classes will once again be kicking off at NDSCS!

While summer is regrettably speeding to an end, there’s still plenty of time for your college-aged student to enroll for the Fall 2015 semester.

Click here to check out our complete listing of academic options. We’ve got something for everyone! And don’t forget to view our career videos on the NDSCSWildcats YouTube channel.

Worried about getting your family member’s application in on time? Don’t be! We make the application process seamless – so sit back, relax and let us take care of your student. We’ll be pulling for their success – all they have to do is go after it!

Apply Today!

Free NDSCS-Fargo Open House Sessions!

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Is your student interested in taking classes at the Fargo location? If they’re trying to decide if they should return to, or begin college encourage them to join us for an Open House session at NDSCS-Fargo.

Our free come-and-go sessions are open to the public and will focus on NDSCS-Fargo and Online program options, curriculum and class schedules, tuition costs and financial aid, the application process and any questions. Current NDSCS-Fargo faculty and Enrollment Services representatives will also be on hand to answer questions. No pre-registration is required to attend.

So whether your family member is an adult returning to college or a brand new student, if they want to advance in their current position or are thinking about a new career, NDSCS-Fargo offers several practical program options for busy adults.

New courses being offered this fall at NDSCS-Fargo will include:

The NDSCS-Fargo Open House sessions will be held on the following dates at NDSCS-Fargo located at 1305 19th Ave. N. in Fargo, N.D.

  • Wednesday, July 15 from 2-6 p.m.
  • Friday, August 7 from noon-5 p.m.

For more information please contact a Fargo Programs Representative at ndscs.fargoprograms@ndscs.edu or 701-231-6935 or visit www.ndscs.edu/openhouse.

New Course Offerings at NDSCS-Fargo!

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Is it time to take on more challenges, advance your career and earn a higher salary? Get the qualifications you need to get ahead in a competitive job market. NDSCS-Fargo Afternoon & Evening Education Programs offer several practical advantages for busy adults just like you.

New to the roster this fall at NDSCS-Fargo are 4 options:

Benefits of NDSCS-Fargo Afternoon & Evening Programs

  • Affordable. Competitive tuition rates and financial aid experts to guide you through the process of paying for college.
  • Attainable. Complete a certificate in one year OR an A.A.S. or A.A. degree in about two years.
  • Convenient. Classes offered various times of the week. Accelerated courses are taught in a face-to-face and online combined format.
  • Credible. NDSCS is one of the oldest public two-year colleges in the country.
  • Smart. Gain the skills and qualifications you need to earn a higher salary.

Campus Life at NDSCS

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Being a student at NDSCS is about studying hard and playing hard, meeting new friends outside of class and the lab, and getting involved.

Having fun along the way is just a given!

Unlike most two-year colleges, NDSCS in Wahpeton, N.D., boasts a university atmosphere with over 30 affiliated student clubs and organizations, music groups, theater productions, intercollegiate and intramural athletics, and numerous social activities.

Students also enjoy the option of living on campus at NDSCS in Wahpeton. Choose from six traditional residence halls or three apartment complexes. And whether your family member decides to live on or off campus, signing up for a dining plan is the way to go. Choose from four affordable dining plans and never worry what’s for dinner!

Is your student ready to experience the full collegiate experience close to home on a two-year campus that’s unlike any other in the upper Midwest? Then request more information or schedule a visit to tour our Wahpeton campus, located just miles from the South Dakota border.

Paying for College at NDSCS

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While the thought of paying for your student’s college education may seem daunting, the good news is we’re here to hopefully make it less challenging.

In fact, there are some great resources and checklists out there created to help us all stay a bit more organized in our crazy lives.

Understanding Financial Aid
If you’re like most families out there, financial aid is key in paying for college. But what is financial aid exactly? Financial aid is money to help pay for college including grants, work-study and low-interest loans. Aid can come from the U.S. federal government, the state or the college.

Grants vs. Loans
While grants do not have to be repaid (as long as your family member completes the enrollment they were paid to attend), loans do. Educational loans must be paid back with interest, regardless of course completion (just for fun, do the math—skipping one class could literally mean throwing hundreds of dollars away!). Generally speaking, students do not have to pay back a loan until they complete their education or stop attending at least half time, whichever occurs first.

Types of Grants & Loans

Award Information
This is important, so don’t skip it! Your student must accept or decline their financial aid award by following a few simple steps. Click here for detailed instructions. Basically, if your family member is a first-time loan borrower, they will need to complete entrance loan counseling and a master promissory note before any funds are released.

Other Helpful NDSCS Resources

Check out the following video to learn what the financial aid process could look like for you!

NDSCS to offer New Practical Nursing Option!

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Earn an A.A.S. degree in Practical Nursing in southeast North Dakota

Thanks to a new practical nursing option added at NDSCS, students looking to complete a practical nursing degree in southeast North Dakota, need look no further.

The NDSCS North Dakota Southeast Practical Nursing option will be delivered over a three-year period in the Oakes, N.D. area to allow students to continue with current employment and maintain other responsibilities.

Students will benefit from evening classes designed specifically for adults, clinicals that will take place in southeast North Dakota, and convenient classes, including online, interactive TV network and face-to-face options.

Program graduates will earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Practical Nursing. Curriculum will include a focused study in clinical affiliations in adult, maternal-child, psychiatric, long-term care, home health and clinical nursing.

Prospective students can learn more about the NDSCS North Dakota Southeast Practical Nursing option by visiting www.ndscs.edu/practicalnursing-se or by calling the Mayme Green Allied Health Center at 701-671-2333.

Summer Athletic Camps at NDSCS

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Wondering how to keep your student busy and active this summer? Consider enrolling them in an NDSCS Wildcat Athletic Camp! Whether they’re into basketball or volleyball, there’s a camp for almost every age group and skill set. Ready, set, dribble and spike!

Girls’ Basketball Camp

  • June 21-25, 2015
  • For girls entering grades 6-10
  • Four camp plans, ranging from $120-$200

Kiddy ‘Cat Basketball Camp

  • June 29-July 1, 2015
  • For boys and girls 4 years old through 5th grade
  • Camp Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday-Wednesday
  • Camp Cost: $55
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, June 26

Boys’ Basketball Camp

  • July 6-10, 2015
  • For boys entering grades 6-10
  • Four camp plans, ranging from $120-$200

Kiddy ‘Cat Volleyball Camp

  • July 19-21, 2015
  • For girls entering grades 3-6
  • Camp Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sunday-Tuesday
  • Camp Cost: $50
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, July 17

Volleyball Camp

  • July 22-24, 2015
  • For girls entering grades 7-12
  • Four camp plans, ranging from $90-$160


For more information or to register, go to www.ndscswildcats.com/athletics-camps.

Congrats Class of 2015 NDSCS Graduates!

By Sarah Hoffbeck

Last week’s NDSCS Commencement Ceremony took place on the Wahpeton campus in the Clair T. Blikre Activities Center. Just over 700 students from the Wahpeton campus, NDSCS-Fargo location and online graduated from 19 states and three international countries!

Students received A.A., A.S. or A.A.S. degrees, Certificates and Diplomas in 34 areas of discipline.

We wish our graduates continued success as they prepare for the next step in their futures.

Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat!

NDSCS Agawasie Day 2015!

Bring Your Posse to Agawasie!

NDSCS students, faculty and staff celebrated Agawasie Day on Thursday, May 7 on the Wahpeton campus.

Events began at the Clair T. Blikre Activities Center at noon and included free food, competitions (car show, volleyball, tug-o-war and the Burnout), inflatables, numerous attractions and an evening street dance.

In 1914, the College published its first yearbook called the Agawasie. While the origin of the name is obscure, an earlier issue of the annual explained it as an Indian word for “Ascience.” The arrival of the annual became a day for celebration, hence the start of the annual Agawasie Day Picnic.

While publishing an annual yearbook was discontinued in 2004, the day for celebration still lives on as Agawasie Day and is celebrated every year right before the start of finals.

For more information about Agawasie Day, click here.

And don’t forget to check out yesterday’s photos by clicking here.