Is your student thinking about applying to take college courses beginning in January 2015? If so, now is the perfect time to start the application process at NDSCS.
Open enrollment, also known as the open admission policy or open door policy, basically means that anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent is qualified to take classes at NDSCS.
Although NDSCS has an open enrollment policy, applications still need to be processed.
Open enrollment colleges made their first splash in the 1970s when the City University of New York became the first institution of higher education to adopt an open enrollment policy. Something must have clicked, because open enrollment colleges are scattered all over the United States and are becoming more and more popular.
Apply to NDSCS Today!
Applying to NDSCS is easy! Fill out the online Application for Admission with a $35 non-refundable application fee and include the following:
High school transcript or GED.
Official college transcripts from any other college attended.
Proof of immunization for measles, mumps and rubella, meningitis and meningococcal disease for applicants 21 and under.
An ACT or SAT score for applicants under age 25.
For more information on the application process at NDSCS contact the Enrollment Services Office at 701-671-2521.
This inaugural list is the first of its kind to rate universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools on their responsiveness and relevance to high-demand, high-growth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) occupations.
The STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges ratings are based on rigorous quantitative assessment that measures colleges on criteria created with the assistance of an independent Academic Advisory Board. Colleges were scored on publicly available data and responses to proprietary survey questions around three key indicators of success: program alignment to job demand, job placement after graduation and diversity in a school’s STEM programs.
To find out more about specific STEM programs and options available at NDSCS visit www.ndscs.edu/stem.
Distance learning: Education that takes place via electronic media linking instructors and students who are not together in a classroom.
Distance learning at NDSCS allows our students to learn from just about anywhere, including from home, work, on the road, etc. And did we mention no commuting?
Because of today’s technological capabilities, distance learning is interactive, engaging and effective. NDSCS Online students often watch streaming videos, sit in virtual classrooms, collaborate on group projects, listen to podcasts and take part in discussions via email or instant messaging. Today’s educational options truly are endless!
The Distance Education Department at NDSCS offers courses in a variety of formats, including online, blended and accelerated.
Students can complete an entire program online or take one of many general education courses.
Getting started is easy—once your family member has decided to enroll at NDSCS, our staff will guide them through the entire process.
For more information regarding Online/Distance Learning at NDSCS, email ndscs.distance.ed@ndscs or call 701-671-2347.
NDSCS was once again designated a Military Friendly School® by Victory Media this fall. The Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20% of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students, and ensure their success on campus.
Here at NDSCS we make gaining an education while serving possible because we understand that every military service member has different needs. And that’s why we offer a wide variety of online courses and programs to provide an opportunity for current and former members of the military to enhance their education and seek new skills.
Online learning at NDSCS is comprised of all forms of electronically supported learning and teaching—taking learning out of the classroom and into your home, business or wherever you may be. As technology continues to advance, online learning capabilities will also increase making the online experience closer to a more traditional learning experience.
For more information on military service benefits, transfer of entitlement and contact information click here.
Is your soon-to-be college-bound student still trying to decide what they want to be when they grow up? Whether your family member has no idea what type of career they want to go into, or are having trouble narrowing the list down, Special Event Days at NDSCS are designed to help them decide which program could be the right fit.
Homecoming Week at NDSCS will kick-off next week beginning on Monday, September 29. Students and the community of Wahpeton will enjoy weeklong events including Coronation, a 5k run/walk, pep rally, parade, football game and much more.
The Football team will face off against the M-State Fergus Falls Spartans Saturday, October 4 at 1 p.m. on the Frank Vertin Field. Stop by the Tailgate Party before the game for food and fun from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monday, September 29
Downtown Store Front Decoration Contest Begins
9 p.m. – Hypnotist Frederick Winters, Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center
Tuesday, September 30
9 p.m. – Comedian Pete Lee, Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center
Wednesday, October 1
8 p.m. – Homecoming Coronation, Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center
9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. – Student Homecoming Dance, The Alley in the Student Center
Thursday, October 2
5-7 p.m. – Classy and Classic Car Show, Downtown Wahpeton (Dakota Avenue)
Are you ready to get your cheer on? The NDSCS Wildcat Football team will be battling major conference rival Rochester Community and Technical College this Saturday, September 20 at 1:30 p.m.
Join us for the “Red Out” game and wear red to support the Wildcats! Current students, faculty and staff receive free admission with NDSCS ID.
Did we mention there’s tailgating? Stop by the south entrance of the Blikre Activities Center (BAC) before the game from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and get ready for some fun!
PLUS, the first 200 NDSCS students to show up for tailgating will receive a FREE red t-shirt!
We can’t leave out our other fall sports team – mark your calendar and check out the “Paws for a Cause” Volleyball game this Thursday, September 25 at 7 p.m. in the BAC.
Sponsored by the NDSCS Diversity Council, donate a pair of new or gently used children’s shoes for free admission. All shoes will be donated to the Richland-Wilkin Kinship program in support of their mission to improve lives by establishing quality mentoring relationships with youth, between the ages of five and 16, and caring adult volunteers to promote stability, support, friendship and community.
Let’s line the volleyball court with shoes!
Get out those pom-poms and show your Wildcat pride. Let’s go Cats!
Now that your student has been enrolled at NDSCS for a few weeks and finally started to settle in and not be so homesick, the phone calls back home may become less and less frequent…or perhaps even stop altogether.
But don’t worry—it’s not you! Living away from home, or commuting if that’s your family member’s thing, is quite an adjustment. The words ‘time management’ may actually start to mean something as they begin to adjust and commit to a regular routine.
While it’s great to hear their actual voice, lets face it—between running back and forth from the dorm to class to work, and trying to have a social life, a text or post on Facebook from your student is the next best thing.
Chances are you’ve already hopped on the texting train…but in today’s fast-paced society of ever-changing technology, Twitter, Facebook, FaceTime and Skype are also great ways to stay in touch with your family member.
Whether you tweet it, text it or post it, just remember that staying in touch with your student doesn’t have to be limited to a phone call. So grab your laptop, tablet or phone and hop to it! And for those of you who might be a bit technically challenged, all it takes is a little practice. Before you know it, you’ll be texting and tweeting away like a pro.
Did you know that NDSCS is ranked No. 6 among two-year public colleges?
This national recognition, which was recently released by the Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE) in the report “Large Colleges With the Best 6-Year and 3-Year Graduation Rates, 2012”, ranks colleges according to graduation rates.
NDSCS achieved a 50.7% graduation rate in 2012 and a 47% graduation rate in 2013 (graduation rates are official Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System numbers and reflect the percentage of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students who enter in the fall and graduate within three years).
“Our goal is to continue to increase the College’s retention and graduation rates – not only to better our students, but to also address the workforce needs in the state of North Dakota,” said NDSCS President Dr. John Richman. “The implementation of our new Student Success Division, which began earlier this summer, will play an instrumental part in accomplishing this goal and we’re excited to see where it takes us.”