Applying as a New Student

  1. ​​​​​​​​​Explore available career paths and program options.
  2. Complete the online application for admission.
    Please Note: Students who have previously completed an AA, AS, AGS, or a bachelor’s degree are only eligible to receive aid for Associate of Applied Science degree, Certificate or Diploma programs.
    The Admissions Office will contact you by email about your application status.
  3. Complete any assessments or other requirements for your program.
    Receive your program acceptance letter by email.
  4. Check your email for instructions about orientation and registration.

I am ready to apply  

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​Related Information

» Student Types

» Required Assessments

» Transferring Credits to DMACC

» Residency Requirements

Questions about admissions?

» Ask us a question

​​» Email us

» Call us at 515-965-7337 or 1-800-362-2127 ext. 7337

» Visit any DMACC location

Tip 1

Your email address will be your username when you begin the admissions application.

Don't have an email address?

Gmail |Yahoo​ | Outlook or choose your own.

Tip 2

Interested in a program that only starts in a specific term and want to begin taking classes a term early?

Please contact the Admissions Department after completing your application.


​Tip 3

Unsure of your path? Take a free career assess​ment​ through Focus 2