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High school juniors and seniors within South Dakota are eligible to participate in the dual credit program if they meet any of the following requirements:

1. HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL IN A HIGH SCHOOL IN SOUTH DAKOTA:

a. earn an ACT composite score of 24 reflective of the 70% percentile; or
b. rank in upper one-third of their graduating class; or
c. earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale; 

OR

2. HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL IN A HIGH SCHOOL IN SOUTH DAKOTA:

a. earn an ACT composite score of 21 reflective of the 50% percentile; or
b. rank in the upper one-half of their graduating class; or
c. earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale;

OR

3. HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR OR SENIOR ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL IN A HIGH SCHOOL IN SOUTH DAKOTA MEETING UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:

a. ACT score of 18 (or 21 for USD & SDSM&T); and
b. Successful completion of coursework Requirements 

  • Four Years of English
  • Three years of advanced mathematics
  • Three years of laboratory science
  • Three years of social studies
  • One year of fine arts

OR

4. TAKE ONE OF THE ASSESSMENTS BELOW AND MEET THE REQUIRED SCORE(S)

a. 10th Grade ACT Aspire Summative Assessment (Score 434 or higher)
b. Accuplacer (Sentence Skills - Score 86 or higher AND Elementary Algebra - Score 76 or higher) 

**Home-schooled students must meet ACT requirements or #4 requirements