High School Students
Dakota Wesleyan University offers online classes and has limited openings available for current high school juniors or seniors who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and have a recommendation from a high school principal or school counselor. Students should note that each institution of higher education applies its own credit evaluation policies in determining acceptability and applicability of courses.

High school students interested in registering for a class should complete the registration form (please note the need for school official and parent signatures on the form) and a copy of current high school transcript should be attached.

Course Listing


Spring 2016
Course # Title
Cr Hrs
Begin Date
End Date
NUR 100 A Medical Terminology 2 Online 8/22/16 12/15/16 Wyonne Kaemingk
PSY 131 C General Psychology 3 Online 8/22/16 12/15/16 Anne Kelly

Check the course schedule for traditionally offered classes and additional online courses that may be available.

Registration Form


UserName and ID Numbers:
All DWU students are issued an ID number and username. The ID number, Username and password will be mailed to you once your registration has been approved.

TigerNet Instructions:
TigerNet is located at https://tigernet.dwu.edu/ics. Or you can go to www.dwu.edu and click on the TigerNet link at the top of the page. To login to TigerNet use the UserName and Password mailed to you. For protection of your personal information you should change your password when you login the first time. You can change this by clicking on “Personal Information” on the top bar.

Course content, grades and student account information are available by logging into TigerNet.

All students taking DWU courses are issued a DWU email address. All official college communication is done through the DWU email.

Computer Assistance (IT Department)
For assistance with TigerNet and email problems please contact the DWU Helpdesk at (605) 995-2697 orhelpdesk@dwu.edu.
Additional information is available at https://tigernet.dwu.edu/ICS/Tech_Help/.

The DWU library offers online resources for distance courses. Information on accessing library databases, requesting library materials, as well as using the library catalog. Most databases require you to login. You will need to use your DWU network login for the username and password.

Course materials can be purchased at the campus bookstore located in the McGovern Library. Lori Solberg, the Director, can be reached at 605-995-2805 or losolberg@dwu.edu. Books are listed on DWU Bookstore website at bookstore.dwu.edu or can be accessed through TigerNet Course Schedules.

Registration Questions
If you have questions concerning your course registration, did not receive your letter with Username and password, or need to know how to access the course textbook on TigerNet contact the Registrar at (605) 995-2647 or by email at kaknoell@dwu.edu or registrar@dwu.edu.

Students may not attend class or receive credit unless they have registered before the end of the add/drop period and have finalized their registration with the business office. Registrations will not be accepted after the official ending of the add/drop period.

The Add/Drop period is posted on the academic calendar. Adding or dropping a course is not allowed the posted deadline. A dropped courses during the add/drop period will not show as an on the official academic transcript.

Withdrawing from a class
Students may withdraw from a course after the add/drop deadline.  A withdrawal from a course shows as a W (Withdraw) grade on the official transcript. The withdrawal form is availablehere.

Grades and Grade Point System
The grading system at Dakota Wesleyan involves letter grades that are assigned a quality point value per hour of credit as follows:


A Superior 4.0 
A-   3.7 
B+   3.3 
Above Average 3.0 
B-    2.7 
C+    2.3 
Average  2.0 
C-    1.7 
D+    1.3 
Below Average 1.0 
D-    0.7
Failure  0.0 
All A, B, C, D and CR grades earn credit. These grades may be used in the student’s degree program and toward the total hours required for a degree depending on specific policies described in this catalog. The F grade does not earn credit but is computed into the GPA. All grades will be recorded on your transcript and become a part of your permanent record.

Your transcript is your academic record of all courses taken, credits and grades earned, and grade point average. In order to get a copy of your official transcript you must make the request in writing to the registrar’s office. A form with additional instructions is available on our website here.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. For information on the DWU policy click here.

Contact Information
For additional information on DWU’s online courses for high school students or to register for a class, contact:

Fredel Thomas
Director of Admissions
Dakota Wesleyan University
1200 W. University
Mitchell, SD 57301
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