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Bismarck State College

Bismarck, ND 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

Bismarck State College Admissions

If you are applying to Bismarck State College, the application fee is $35.

Bismarck State College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Bismarck State College's admissions stats.

Bismarck State College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 88%
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 –– ––

Considering Applying Early to Bismarck State College?

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

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Bismarck State College

It is not competitive to be admitted as a transfer student.

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 determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong. What does Bismarck State College consider 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 considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Bismarck State College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not. 88% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Bismarck State College?

What is a Good ACT Score for Bismarck State College?

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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

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

• Spring 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. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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.

Want To Learn More About Bismarck State College?

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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

Continuous processing

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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above


16 to 22


16 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Bismarck State College is 19. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Bismarck State College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Bismarck State College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Bismarck State College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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