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South Dakota’s College Access Program runs from October 18 – November 30. In support of college access, SDSU is waiving your application fee to South Dakota State University. Please follow the instructions in the payment section at the end of our application. First-time students use discount code Jackrabbit2022 and transfer students use code Transfer2022 to waive the application fee.

For an affordable, life-changing, and career-launching education, look no further than SDSU. It's a place thriving with opportunities—with 200+ academic options to offer.

Not to mention, you'll meet all sorts of professors, classmates, and potential new friends, ensuring you get an experience that goes far beyond the typical classroom environment—while still giving you plenty of that, too.

Are you ready to take the next step? Apply now! We look forward to welcoming you to the Jackrabbit Family!


This application is for incoming freshmen, transfer students, returning students and international students.

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High School Dual Credit

High school dual credit allows students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously at a lower tuition cost. For details or to apply for high school dual credit, visit here.


Our graduate students don't just attend class. They teach. They present papers, both regionally and nationally. They research—a lot. (And yes, they attend plenty of class too.)

Grad school at SDSU offers 38 programs dispersed across seven academic colleges, ensuring flexibility in your study and a path that interest you. By the end of your graduate studies at SDSU, that "step up" you were looking for in your career will be a stairway.

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