Becoming a Student at Capital City Campus

Capital City Campus (CCC) brings higher education to Pierre, South Dakota with our partnerships with several colleges and universities, as well as offering Professional Development courses through the Ed2Go program.

First, Select a Degree Program

Currently, CCC partners with Dakota Wesleyan University with the Learn & Earn program and Lake Area Technical College for their Licensed Practical Nursing program to allow students to pursue higher education post high school graduation. There may be more opportunities added for higher education degrees, so check back frequently!

Next, Apply Online

In addition to the information provided in your online application, each school needs the following documentation sent directly to its admissions office. See our partner university resources page to find their admission's mailing address.


  • Your US high school transcripts or your GED records. If your high school transcript is not from the United States, contact the admissions office of your desired university for further information on international student applications.
  • Your ACT scores, if you are under the age of 22. If you need to take the ACT exam, you can register online for the next ACT exam administered at Riggs High School. Or, you can check with the university to which you are applying to find out dates and costs for the next residual ACT test at their site.
  • Any college transcripts you may have from institutions outside the South Dakota public university system should be sent directly from those institutions to the admissions office of your desired university.
  • Programs available on-site at CCC are: LATC and DWU.
  • The South Dakota public universities are: SDSU, USD, NSU, DSU, BHSU, and SDSM&T.


Other Items Needed

Students born after 1956 are required to prove they have received two doses of MMR vaccination. People who had their shots in South Dakota after 1971 can check with the South Dakota Department of Health at 605-773-3737 or their county health nurse for their records. Bring, fax (605-773-3020), or email your MMR records to CCC.

If you are over age 21 and have not taken the ACT exam, or if you took it more than 5 years ago, you may need to make arrangements to take the ACCUPLACER exam at CCC at the direction of your accepting university.

Upon Acceptance

If you are concerned about tuition costs, consider applying for federal financial aid. For more information about completing the FAFSA online, visit our financial aid page.