Bringing quality education to the Lakota People

Student Information


By completing this application I agree to the conditions of OLC’s computer account & network policy. I affirm that the information I have provided is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I have received and/or accessed the electronic version of the 2018-2019 Student Handbook. I agree to read this handbook and abide by its provisions. I acknowledge that federal law permits institutions of higher education to disclose academic, enrollment and financial aid information about me to staff that need to know such information to carry out their administrative duties. Students who withdraw voluntarily from classes the first three weeks of registraion will receive 100% tuition refund. Withdrawal from classes beginning the third week of classes will be assessed full charges. If you have any questions please call Registrar's Office at 605-455-6033.

**Please submit only one online application.

If you change your address or degree during the semester, please complete the change of address form or change of major form available at your home center, thank you!

Documents needed:

Official Signed High School Transcripts or Official GED Transcripts

Degree of Indian Blood or Tribal Enrollment Certification if you are a tribal member.

Copy of your Social Security Card for verification purposes.

Official College Transcripts, mail to: Registrar’s Office, PO Box 490, Kyle, SD 57752 or emailed to

Please contact the nearest college center for assistance with submitting documents, placement testing, and help with navigating the Jenzabar system for course registration. It is mandatory that your initial visit to Oglala Lakota College is face to face with the center staff of the college center.

Oglala Lakota College is a decentralized system with college centers in each district on the Pine Ridge Reservation and an extension center in Rapid City and Cheyenne River.

Find your college center's information HERE

The Nursing department has a separate location in Pine Ridge, and if you have questions regarding the Nursing Program, it is best to call them at 867-5856 or email the Department Chair, Jessica Zephier at

State Certification

Registration Process:

Students seeking state certification by enrolling in the ED 303E Indian Studies course need to submit college transcripts showing your degree awarded and complete the online application on the OLC website under Services, then Jenzabar and click on New Students Apply Here.

Email documents to Leslie Mesteth in the Registrar’s Office at once you have completed the online application and state in your email that you wish to enroll in the ED 303E course.

Course Information:

For more information about the course such as meeting times, methods and instructor names, please contact the Education Department Chair, Shannon Amiotte at or call 455-6012.


The cost of tuition for tribal members is $84.00 a credit hour and $103.00 per credit hour for non-Indians students.

The total cost due by the third week of classes for tribal members including fees is $360.00 and for non-Indian students is $417.00. For payment information and invoices, please contact Stevanna Hernandez in student accounts, her email is or call 455-6030.

*Summer tuition is $320 and $377 respectively, less $40 registration fee.

The total cost of books is $39.90, the books are “American Indian Stories”, Zintkalal-Sa for $14.95 and “Land of the Spotted Eagle”, Reyhner for $24.95.

Oglala Lakota College pursues an open door policy in which all qualified students will be admitted without regard to race, religion, origin or political belief. Enrollment in the college does not guarantee admission to any specific program, nor to any and all courses of study.

College Admission Policy