2019-2020 Catalog

Admissions Requirements

All prospective students must apply for admission. The criterion for admission is any one of the following:

  • have earned a Diploma from an accredited high school;
  • have earned a High School Equivalency Credential (G.E.D. or HiSET).

Applying for Admissions to Salish Kootenai College:

All Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  1. Application for Admission
  2. Declaration of Major Form
  3. The Board of Directors and Administration support the Montana Immunization Law requiring students born before January 1, 1957 to have a T.B. skin test within the last five years. Students born after December 31, 1956 must provide documentation of a T.B. Skin test taken within the last five years and two doses of MMR – measles, mumps & rubella. A health care provider signature is required to verify immunizations.
  4. Tribal Certification Release Form (If Applicable)
  5. Official, certified high school transcript from an accredited high school approved by the Department of Education with graduation date OR official copy of a High School Equivalency Credential such as G.E.D. or HiSET
  6. Official, certified transcript from other institution(s) of higher education (If Applicable)
  7. Verification of Residency. Applicable documents include a driver's license or a utility bill; these documents must show at least one year of residency.
  8. Additional special admissions applications are required for students seeking admissions in the following programs: Highway Construction Training, Dental Assisting Technology, Emergency Services, Medical Assisting, Nursing and 3rd year Social Work.

Additional required Admissions documents for Tribal Members or 1st/2nd generation descendants

Applicants who are enrolled tribal members or 1st/2nd generation descendents of enrolled tribal members of a federally recognized tribe must submit the following documents:

  • Official verification of tribal enrollment or 1st or 2nd generation descendent of a federally recognized tribe

Optional forms to be completed by all interested applicants:

  • Financial Aid Forms (FAFSA)
  • Housing application
  • Child Care application

The following majors have specific additional admissions applications that may be obtained on the department website or by calling the department:

  1. Dental Assisting Technology
  2. Emergency Services
  3. Highway Construction Training
  4. Medical Assisting 
  5. Nursing
  6. Social Work - for admission to the third year of the program

Special Admission for High School Students

A currently enrolled high school student may apply for admission to take regular college courses. This special admissions program has been established to serve high school students who wish to supplement their educational program with college level course work. Students applying for admission under this program must complete the regular admissions procedure and provide documentation of approval by parents and high school officials. Other admissions requirements and procedures are defined in the admissions materials.

High school students are admitted under an “Ability to Benefit” provision. Once admitted, high school students are subject to all SKC policies and procedures, as defined in the SKC Student Handbook and the College Catalog.

For more information about applying to SKC while in high school, please contact the SKC Office of Admissions at 275-4855 or see the SKC Dual Enrollment website, https://www.skc.edu/dual-enrollment/