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Industrial Automation Waiver

Application Procedures for the BSC Industrial Automation Waiver Program

General Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must enroll at BSC in the Associate in Applied Science – Industrial Automation program.
  • Students must complete the waiver application in addition to the application for admission to Bismarck State College.
  • This waiver is available only to students who are considered first-year at Bismarck State College. Returning students or students who have enrolled for coursework at BSC prior to the Fall 2021 semester are not eligible.  Early entry or dual-credit coursework at BSC or other institutions does not disqualify a student from being awarded this waiver.
  • Students may be enrolled full-time (12+ credits) or part-time (taking 6 to 11 credits) in the Industrial Automation program by the start of the semester, for each semester to which the waiver applies.
  • Students must complete the application for the BSC Industrial Automation Waiver prior to the start of the semester.
  • Student must have a minimum high school GPA or transfer GPA of 2.0.
  • Priority deadline for Fall 2021: August 10
  • Priority deadline for Spring 2022: January 7

Waiver Terms and Coverage:

  • The amount of the BSC Industrial Automation Waiver will be a maximum of $500 (full-time 12+ credits) or $250 (part-time, taking 6 to 11 credits) awarded per semester for each of the two semesters of the student’s first year of coursework (excluding summer). The waiver applies to tuition only. Tuition waivers do not include mandatory fees, class fees, books, board, room, insurance, taxes, or any other costs.
  • Up to $500 dollars (full-time, 12+ credits) or $250 dollars (part-time, 6 to 11 credits) each semester of the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 sessions or Spring 22 start with a continuation into Fall 2022 session (if waiver funding is still available), excluding summer.
  • Waivers provide no refundable balances to the student.
  • Waiver applications do not guarantee a waiver. Available waiver amounts are limited, therefore applications will be reviewed along with all eligibility requirements and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for students who meet the criteria of the waiver. 
  • Second semester renewals of the waiver are given priority over new waiver applicants. Students requesting a second term qualification for the waiver must have a 2.0 GPA or higher from their first term.
  • If a student drops below their initial full-time or part-time status per the waiver guidelines, in their first semester of the waiver, they are ineligible to receive the waiver the second semester.

Application Process:

  • Student must meet all BSC admission requirements and be accepted for enrollment during the upcoming semester.
  • Student must complete and submit the BSC Industrial Automation Waiver application to the BSC Dean of National Energy Center of Excellence. The Dean of National Energy Center of Excellence will review applications for eligibility. All applications will be handled on a first come basis.
  • By signing the application form, the student acknowledges that they understand the parameters of eligibility for the BSC Industrial Automation Waiver, the expected amount of the waiver, what the waiver can be used for, and when the waiver will be applied to their student account.
  • Upon approval by the Dean of National Energy Center of Excellence, the recipient will receive confirmation of the waiver and a copy of the approved application will be submitted to the Student Finance Department to be applied to the student account.
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