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Jack Science Center, Room #111
1420 Schafer Street, 
Bismarck, ND  58506                               
Telephone: 701-224-5429
Fax: 701-224-2500
BSC Toll Free: 1-800-445-5073
Text: 701-390-1075

Admissions Staff


Retha Mattern

Director of Admissions and Outreach

Hometown: Jarrettsville, MD

Major & Grad Year: B.A. Journalism, University of Maryland College Park (2006), M.S. Management, Minot State University (2019)

Favorite Thing About BSC: Free ice cream day!

Tip for Prospective Students and Families: Take every opportunity you have to get information from colleges.  Approach recruiters and ask for information and tour as many campuses as you can.

Why I Work @ BSC: BSC truly has a campus “community” where you know others on campus by name and can be involved. 



Ashley Mattson

Admissions Counselor
ND Western Territory

Hometown: Killdeer, ND 

Major & Grad Year: Business Administration BSC 2010 & DSU 2012

Favorite Thing About BSC: Coming from a small town, BSC has that small town community feel. Everything is within walking distance and you feel like you know everyone you see on campus. 

Tip for Prospective Students and Families: Take advantage of campus tours! Your education is an investment on your future. 

Why I Work @ BSC: I love the atmosphere and getting to be a part of the students process as they take their next big step into their future. 


Amber Nichols

Admissions Counselor
ND Eastern Territory

Hometown: Portland, OR

Major & Grad Year: Working towards my Bachelor’s in Business Administration. Grad year will be 2021!

Favorite Thing About BSC:  Students always come first at BSC. With decisions made on campus, I love knowing the impact those decisions will have on students is considered first.

Tip for Prospective Students and Families: Go on campus tours at the schools of interest. It is so important to get a feel for each school to see which one is most comfortable for you.

Why I Work @ BSC: I really enjoy the people I work with and being part of a team that has the ability to encourage and empower students to achieve their goals in higher education.


Additional Contacts

Financial Aid
1500 Edwards Ave
Bismarck, ND  58506                               
Telephone: 701-224-5494
Fax: 701-224-5550
Student Finance
1500 Edwards Ave
Bismarck, ND  58506 
  • 701-224-5533 (last name A-H)
  • 701-224-5691 (last name I-R)
  • 701-224-5706 (last name S-Z)
External organizations: 701-224-2451
Fax: 701-224-5550