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Oglala Lakota College works hard to create the easiest application process, best education, and easiest transition to new students attending college.

Oglala Lakota College works hard to create a positive learning environment and provide the best education possible for its students. Oglala Lakota College has an open-door policy in which admittance will be granted to any qualifying students regardless of gender, race, religion, origin or political belief. Enrollment to the college does not guarantee admission into a specific study nor any and all areas of study.

Oglala Lakota College is a decentralized system with college centers in each district on the Pine Ridge Reservation and Extension Centers in Rapid City and Cheyenne River.

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About the Application Process

Students will need to fill out an application to be considered for enrollment in the college, and submit appropriate supporting documents.

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Transfer of Credit Policy Transfer of Credit Procedure

Oglala Lakota College has streamlined the application process not only to make it easier for students who are interested in attending the college to apply, but also to make the admission and enrollment process as hassle-free as possible.

During the application process, students will need to affirm that the information listed is accurate to the best of their knowledge. students will need to confirm receiving a copy of the student handbook, and agree to read the handbook and abide by its provisions. students will also need to acknowledge that federal law permits institutions of higher education to disclose academic, enrollment and financial aid information about students to staff that need to know such information to carry out administrative duties.

Students who withdraw voluntarily from classes during the first three weeks of registration will receive a 100% refund for tuition costs. Students who decide to withdraw from a class after the third week will be administered full charges. If students have any questions, please call the Registrar's Office at 605-455-6033.

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**Please submit only one online application per student, per academic year.

If students change their address or degree during the semester, please complete the change of address form or change of major form. These forms are available at their home center.

Official College Transcripts can be mailed to:

Registrar’s Office
PO Box 490,
Kyle, SD 57752

or emailed to

Please contact the nearest college center for assistance with submitting documents, placement testing, and navigating the Jenzabar system for course registration. It is mandatory that each student's initial visit to Oglala Lakota College is face to face with the center staff from the college center.

The Nursing department has a separate location in Pine Ridge. If students have questions regarding the Nursing Program, it is best to call them at 605-867-5856

Tuition and Fees

The cost of tuition for tribal members is $84.00 per credit hour and $103.00 per credit hour for non-Indian students.

The total cost due by the third week of classes including fees is $360.00  for tribal members and is $417.00 for non-tribal members. For payment information and invoices, please contact Student Accounts, at 605-455-6030.

The total cost of books is $39.90, the books used for this curriculum are “American Indian Stories”, Zintkalal-Sa for $14.95 and “Land of the Spotted Eagle”, Reyhner for $24.95

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