Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Prospective Students

​There are several ways to obtain information about a specific DMACC program or major: schedule an appointment with an advisor, call 800-362-2127 to have information sent to you, or view the Program Information Briefs online.

​To apply for admission, simply complete our application form. You can apply online or call 800-362-2127 to have an application sent to you. If you plan to be enrolled as a full-time student, then you must also complete our required assessment before registering for classes. Many programs have additional admission requirements; complete information on the admission requirements for your program is printed on the Program Information Brief.

The first step in order to receive financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.) Complete and submit the FAFSA online. It is important to file the FAFSA as soon after January 1st as possible to ensure you receive priority processing.

View current tuition and fees. Your total bill will be based on the number of credit hours for which you are enrolled. Additionally, you will need to budget an average of $300 per semester for books and supplies. Some programs of study will require you to purchase a uniform, tools or other items, and it is important to budget for these costs as well. Complete information on the cost of your specific program is printed on the Program Information Brief.

The Career Center keeps a list of the average starting salaries of our graduates by program of study. They also maintain a list of employers who have hired DMACC graduates. Average starting salaries are also located on the Program Information Briefs.

Campus Town Apartments and Prairie Pointe Apartments are located adjacent to the Ankeny Campus and Campus View Apartments are located on the Ankeny Campus. Borgen Square Apartments are located directly across from the Boone Campus. Visit the DMACC Campus Housing page for details.

The Career Center will assist you in developing your resume, filling out applications properly, and honing your interviewing skills.

DMACC's academic schedule includes three terms each year. Our Fall Term usually starts in late August and concludes in mid-December; our Spring Term begins in early January and runs until early May; and our Summer Term is usually held from late May through early August. Some of our programs allow you to start classes any term; other programs limit students to starting in a particular term.

​Many DMACC classes are offered both days and evenings. Advisors are a good source of when classes are available and what majors can be completed at night.

​Yes, you can transfer classes to DMACC from other accredited colleges. In order to do this, you must first apply to DMACC for a particular major or program of study. You then must have your official transcripts sent from each previous college attended. Upon receiving your application and transcripts, our Credentials Office will review your transcripts and send you a credit transfer evaluation. This evaluation will detail which classes transfer to DMACC as well as how they transfer (the DMACC course equivalent for your transfer class).


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