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Bismarck State College

Bismarck, ND 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate85%

Bismarck State College Admissions

Bismarck State College is not competitive to get into. The college admitted 85% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 1,237 students applied to Bismarck State College and 1,055 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to Bismarck State College, the fee for the application costs $35.

Bismarck State College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Bismarck State College's admissions stats.

Bismarck State College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Bismarck State College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Bismarck State College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Bismarck State College?

Bismarck State College does not offer early decision or early action.

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Is Bismarck State College Challenging To Get Into?

It is not competitive to get into Bismarck State College. Bismarck State College has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2022, Bismarck State College accepted 85% of students, around 1,055 from 1,237 applicants.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Bismarck State College, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores. Admissions to agronomy, auto collision, automotive, carpentry, digital audio, electronics, telecomm., farm/ranch mgmt, graphic design, HVAC, instrumentation and control, lineworker, mechanical maintenance, welder, some health science programs and energy programs is program moderately difficult.

Transferring to Bismarck State College

Transfer student admissions is not competitive.

For Students Waitlisted to Bismarck State College

Bismarck State College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Bismarck State College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine. Wondering what factors are considered by Bismarck State College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Make sure to check with Bismarck State College for more information on admission factors.

Bismarck State College Application Requirements

To apply to Bismarck State College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Bismarck State College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements Certain technical programs require testing for admissions.
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Bismarck State College?

Bismarck State College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Bismarck State College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

To be most competitive at Bismarck State College, you should strive to earn between 16 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Bismarck State College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Bismarck State College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

More Information on Transferring to Bismarck State College

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Bismarck State College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Bismarck State College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Bismarck State College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Bismarck State College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Bismarck State College.

Does Bismarck State College accept transfer credits?

✅ Bismarck State College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Bismarck State College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Do I have to submit test scores to Bismarck State College?

✅ Bismarck State College is not test optional.

What is Bismarck State College's acceptance rate?

✅ Bismarck State College has an acceptance rate of 85%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Bismarck State College?

❌ Bismarck State College does not offer early decision.

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Bismarck State College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into Bismarck State College? Bismarck State College is a open admission institution. The Bismarck State College acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 85 out of every 100 applicants.


Bismarck State College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bismarck State College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bismarck State College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Bismarck State College SAT Scores


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Bismarck State College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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