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Ready to join the Jackrabbit family?  We could not be more excited to help you achieve your academic goals, whether you are seeking your first degree, a second degree, an advanced degree or a certificate.  Review the information below to apply today!

Undergraduate Admissions – Degree Seeking

Undergraduate admissions applications are generally processed within 24-48 hours. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application. An official letter of admissions will be sent approximately 2-3 weeks after your official admission to SDSU.

Undergraduate Distance Student Checklist

Admissions Deadline:
Rolling Admissions

What You'll Need:

  • Completed Admissions Application (Location: Online)
  • $20.00 Application Fee
  • Official Report of ACT
  • High School Transcript(s)
  • Post-Secondary Transcripts (if applicable)

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Application questions?  Please contact SDSU Undergraduate Admissions at 800-952-3541 or SDSU.Admissions@sdstate.edu.


Graduate Admissions – Degree, Graduate Certificate, or Post-Graduate Certificate Seeking

The Graduate School oversees and facilitates applications to the SDSU graduate programs. Some of our academic programs have different deadlines and require additional documents, so please review the important program specific admission requirements in the Graduate Catalog. View Catalog >>

Graduate Distance Student Checklist

Admissions Deadline:
Fall: April 15
Spring: October 15

Specific departments or programs may have earlier deadlines. View program specific deadlines in the Graduate Catalog. View Catalog >>

Your application must be fully processed, and you must be accepted by your department prior to registration.

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Application questions?  Please contact SDSU Graduate School at 605-688-4181 or gradschl@sdstate.edu.


Non-Degree Seeking Students

We have a wide variety of courses available online that you may take for professional development or just for fun.  If you are just planning to take a course or two, we can help you with that and you can apply as a non-degree seeking student.  (Not eligible for financial aid.)

If you are taking an undergraduate course (0##-4##) or a graduate course (5##-8##) be sure to follow the appropriate steps below.

Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking (Courses numbered 0##-4##)

Application instructions:

  • Create an SDSU Self Service Account
  • Verify Email Address
  • Under Applicant Information, choose "Non-Degree Seeking" as Student Type
  • Under Choose Major, choose “Special” as Planned Major and “Online” as Location of Classes
  • Under Charges and Additional Items, select “Non-Degree Applicant” as the payment method (No application fee needed)

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Application questions?  Please contact SDSU Undergraduate Admissions at 800-952-3541 or SDSU.Admissions@sdstate.edu.


Graduate Non-Degree Seeking (Courses number 5##-8##)

Application instructions:

  • Create SDSU Service Account
  • Verify Email Address
  • Under Applicant Information, choose “Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Student” as Student Type
  • Under Choose Program, choose “Not Seeking a Degree (Grad)” as Degree and “Online” as Location of Classes
  • Under Charges and Additional Items, select cash or check as the payment method (No application fee needed)
  • Once you receive your acceptance email, please send your course information (CRN, Subject, Course Number, Section, Title, and Number of Credits) to Ashley at Ashley.DeZeeuw@sdstate.edu.

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Application questions?  Please contact SDSU Graduate School at 605-688-4181 or gradschl@sdstate.edu.