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Presentation College, South Dakota

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About Presentation College, South Dakota

Presentation College is a Catholic private college located in South Dakota and Minnesota, split across campuses in Aberdeen, and Sioux Falls in South Dakota and Fairmont, Minnesota. The college, founded in 1951, has a current enrollment of 786 students.

Campus information

Presentation College Library provides quality collections and services in support of all programs offered by the College. Located on the first floor of the main building in Aberdeen, the library is open 75 hours per week. Among the services provided for students are: personal and classroom instruction in the research process and the proper citation of sources, computers for patron use, printing assistance, individual and group study spaces, interlibrary loan, fax, photocopier, and document scanner. The library’s extensive online research sources are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, through the library web page. These resource collections allow ease of access, searching, and retrieval of information by all Presentation College students, faculty and staff, whether on or off campus. In addition to print book collections, the library provides access to more than 130,000 eBooks, including reference eBooks and research databases offering abstracts and full-text articles from a wide variety of journals, newspapers, and magazines, and digitized audio-visual materials. Reserved items, including course materials and a variety of textbooks, are available at the information desk for use by students and faculty. A document delivery program exists for materials not locally available. Library staff are available in-person, as well as via phone, and email to meet the needs of students, faculty and staff. Presentation College maintains a satellite library at the Fairmont campus. Fairmont Campus students may also use the Martin County Library in Fairmont, through an affiliation agreement between Presentation College and the Martin County Library, for the shipping and return of interlibrary loan materials. 

The bookstore is located at the Aberdeen campus. Students can purchase books, supplies, snacks, and PC apparel at the bookstore. Students may also order books online by visiting the bookstore website. Mail services are also available at the bookstore. Refund policy – textbooks A full refund of the purchase price or rental fee will be issued the first week of the semester with a receipt of the original purchase. Any textbook returned after the first week of the semester will require both proof of class drop and a receipt of the original purchase. No refunds will be issued for textbook returns made after the drop date for the current semester. Returned textbooks must be in the same condition as when purchased, including no markings and with all original components such as online codes, CD’s, etc., intact. Refunds will be issued in the same manner as the original purchase. Clothing Returns Clothing may be returned or exchanged for a full refund within 30 days of purchase if accompanied by the original receipt. All clothing must be unworn and unwashed. Refunds will be issued in the same manner as the original purchase. Career & Learning Center The Career & Learning Center (CLC) assists students from all campus locations, providing a variety of direct services, educational programs, and resource materials. The CLC offers opportunities for one-on-one tutoring, study groups, writing assistance, online tutoring, and testing services for all students. The Testing Center of the CLC offers proctoring services for many types of testing, including placement tests, CLEP exams, assessments for online courses, and make-up testing for courses on the Aberdeen campus.

The CLC provides a centralized location for career services, including resume and cover letter writing assistance, editing, and training on the use of social media tools. As part of these services, the CLC coordinates and publicizes outside job postings through bulletin boards, the website, social media, and on-site recruitment. The Fairmont campus also has a Career & Learning Center. Proctored testing is available at the Fairmont campus CLC, 20 hours per week and by special arrangements. Like the Testing Center on the Aberdeen campus, tests proctored include placement testing, CLEP exams, assessments for online courses, and make-up testing for Fairmont campus students. Online tutoring is available for all students through NetTutor and PLATO, which supports students that are off-site or have schedule conflicts. This web-based tutoring is available 24 hours per day in a multitude of subject areas. Contact the CLC for more information. Office of Disability Services Presentation College is committed to ensuring equal learning opportunities for all students, and provides students with disabilities reasonable accommodations in accordance with the College’s procedures. Students requiring accommodations or services should contact the Office of Disability Services, located in the Career & Learning Center, Aberdeen campus. Students who believe they qualify for disability services should contact the Disabilities Services Coordinator/CLC Director as soon as possible to arrange a meeting, in person or via phone or email. Campus Ministry Campus Ministry serves the spiritual needs of the Presentation College community. Activities are offered to students of all faiths. Ministry activities promote a community of faith, service, and friendship. Worship and prayer, a supportive environment, and faithcentered activities are available to all students, staff, and faculty. Presentation College respects and welcomes those of all faiths and affirms the dignity of all persons. Counseling Services Counseling services are available to all students at Presentation College. Presentation College has a licensed counselor on staff to work with students from all campus locations. The campus counselor provides a safe, comfortable environment in which to discuss a variety of items, such as personal, spiritual, academic, or interpersonal topics. If specialized off-campus counseling is necessary, the student will be able to have up to three visits per academic year at no cost. Drug, alcohol, gambling, and financial services education and counseling are also available. 

Presentation College is a Catholic private college located in South Dakota and Minnesota, split across campuses in Aberdeen, and Sioux Falls in South Dakota and Fairmont, Minnesota.


All new students attending Presentation College, Aberdeen campus, and enrolled in at least 9 credits are required to live in college housing and purchase a meal plan for their first two academic years. All resident students receive a letter during the summer informing them about suite assignments, roommates, and needed furniture and supplies. Students are responsible for the care of their suite


Courses available 10

Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Business, Management 1 Education and Teaching 1 Health and Medicine 3 Law 1 Mass Communication & Media 1 Sports Science 2


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