Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is Dawson Community College located?

    The college is situated on top of a bluff overlooking the town of Glendive, Montana on the edge of Makoshika State Park. There are sweeping views of the eastern plains, the Yellowstone River, and an endless blue sky.

  • Why attend Dawson Community College instead of going right to a university?

    DCC offers courses that are equal to the first two years of study towards a Bachelors degree. This is of great benefit for U.S. and international students because it is less expensive, the class size is smaller, and faculty members are more accessible to students. Students can complete their first two years at DCC and then transfer to a university to complete their Bachelor’s degree for their final two years.

  • 2+2 Agreements: Where can I transfer after I complete my first two years of college at Dawson Community College?

    Dawson Community College has worked out agreements called 2+2 Agreements with many fine universities that students can transfer to. Counselors at DCC and these colleges can help through the transfer process.

  • What are the costs?

    Dawson Community College tuition and fees chart.

  • How do I apply?

    Request an application packet. It will contain a brochure, fee sheet, housing information and application.

  • What are the steps I need to take in order to become a student?

    Follow the steps on the application, if you need help, contact student services for assistance completing the application or with appropriate supporting documents.

  • What are the deadlines?

    The deadlines are established by Dawson Community College and are listed in the application packet.

  • Is health insurance needed?

    Dawson Community College offers no mandatory student health insurance program. Student health insurance is available through local banks and insurance agents.

  • Does DCC have on-campus housing?

    Dawson Community College has apartment-style residence halls. Plan for housing far in advance, they fill quickly.

  • Does DCC have a Meal Plan?

    The student meal plans include nutritious ready to eat or cook-to-order breakfasts, deli, grilled items, salads or a full hot lunch prepared in the DCC Café. All students residing on campus are required to have a meal plan. 

International students

  • What is an I-20 and when will I get mine?

    An I-20 is issued by the accepting college and enables a student to apply for a student visa (F-1). Student visas may only be obtained outside of the United States and are issued at Consular Offices and Embassies. DCC may accept a student and issue an I-20 when their admission qualifications are met.

  • The application says I must provide proof of financial support. What does that mean?

    United States law requires schools to receive proof from students that they have financial resources to pay for their education. Schools will need to review this information for meeting the financial responsibilities before issuing an I-20.

  • What is the TOEFL score?

    The Test of English as a Foreign Language exam is used to meet admission criteria. It is not used for placement purposes. Students will take placement assessment tests upon their arrival at DCC.

  • May I work while I am in the United States on a student visa?

    Students may be eligible to work on campus for a limited number of hours. You must keep in mind that the purpose of an F-1 visa is for study, not work. Students should check with DCC student services for additional information.