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Admission Process

Dakota College at Bottineau is an open enrollment institution which makes the admission process quite easy. Applicants who are high school graduates or have completed the Tests of General Education Development (GED) and have submitted the required information are generally accepted. Individuals who have not completed high school or completed their GED may be admitted to certain career/technical programs.  

If you are a non-degree seeking student, simply complete Application for Admission online form, submit the one-time application fee, register for classes, and pay your tuition. 


Follow these steps to complete the admission process:

  • Fill out the admission form. This form can be found under the forms link or you can apply online.
  • Pay admissions fee. This can be mailed to the college or you can pay over the phone by calling 701-228-5430.
  • Official transcript from an accredited or state-approved high school or GED report. Transfer students also need to submit official transcripts of all previous academic work from each institution attended.
  • Results from the American College Test (ACT). The results will be used for advisement and research purposes. ACT results are not required for applicants who have completed 24 or more semester (36 quarter) hours of transferable credit or for applicants who are 25 years of age or older on their first day of class. Dakota College at Bottineau's ACT school code is 3204.
  • Apply for Financial Aid
  • To apply for state and federal financial aid you must complete the FAFSA and list Dakota College at Bottineau (Federal School Code 002995).
  • Order Textbooks and other materials.
  • Make Payment Arrangements.
  • Questions? Call 1-888-918-5623.