Home Educated Applicants

To be considered for freshman admission, home educated students must submit the following:

  1. The completed Application for Admission. The application is available online at www.dickinsonstate.edu/admissions.
  2. A $35 nonrefundable Application Fee. The fee can be paid at the time of application. An admission decision is not made until the fee is paid. SBHE Policy 805.3 mandates the undergraduate application fee of $35.
  3. An official high school Transcript. Transcripts should include:
    1. Proof of high school graduation
      1. A high school diploma issued under NDCC section 15.1-23-17 (or equivalent documents from another state) OR
      2. A GED diploma with an overall score 450 and a minimum score of 410 on each individual subject exam for students testing from 2002-2013. Students testing after 2013 must present an overall average score of 145 or above. Dickinson State University will accept the General Education Development (GED) certificate from applicants 19 or older. For students testing prior to 2002, an average of 45 and subject scores no lower than 40 are required.
    2. Detailed listing of courses completed
      1. Specific listing of classes completed by the student; identified and/or separated by class levels. (A course syllabus or detailed description for the course content may be requested.)
      2. Clear identification of those courses which meet the North Dakota University System College Preparatory Requirements (CORE) including:
        1. 4 units of English
        2. 3 units of mathematics, Algebra I and above
        3. 3 units of laboratory science, including at least 1 unit each in 2 or more of the following: biology, chemistry, physics, or physical science; and
        4. 3 units of social science
      3. A key explaining grading system and successful completion of coursework in each class in grades nine through twelve.
      4. Date of student’s graduation/completion of plan of study.
      5. Signature of the parent/instructor.
      6. Identification of any other private or public high school the student has attended.
      7. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).
      8. Cumulative grade point average calculated on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Scores from the ACT or SAT (unless at least 24 credits of transferable college work completed at the time of application or the applicant is 25 years or older).
  5. Official college Transcripts. Students taking course work at colleges or universities while enrolled in high school should submit official transcripts. To be considered official, the transcripts must be sent directly to Dickinson State University from the issuing institution. Transcripts can be sent at the completion of all college coursework and are not required to make an admission decision.
  6. Applicants with international coursework may be required to submit additional information in accordance with SBHE policy 402.9.

Admission materials should be mailed directly to:

Dickinson State University

Office of Admissions

291 Campus Drive

Dickinson, ND 58601