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How Do I Apply?

To apply at South Dakota State University, follow the steps below:

Apply online

Print required paperwork

  • Read expectations and guidelines
  • Sign
  • Attain parent/guardian signature

Submit paperwork to High School

  • Attain high school signature
  • Paperwork can then be submitted, along with your transcript and ACT report, if applicable, via email, fax or mail to:

Schedule the Accuplacer exam (if needed) *

  • Students have three options for taking the Accuplacer exam:  1) test at South Dakota State University, 2) test at another authorized Accuplacer testing site, or 3) take the exam with “Examity”, an online proctoring company. 

Check email for enrollment confirmation

  • An email will be sent to you using the email address you provide on your application so be sure it is one you check often
  • Contents of email
    • Enrollment Confirmation
    • Important Dates
    • HSDC Handbook
    • HSDC Facebook Group
    • SDSU Student Accounts
    • Textbook information
    • Payment information
    • Parking information
    • Disability Services
    • Tech Support

Application Availability

  • Spring semester
    • November 1
  • Summer semester
    • February 1
  • Fall semester
    • April 1

For the fall and spring terms, students may enroll in available courses until the close of business on the first day of each term.

Multiple terms are offered during the summer session at each Regental institution, and students may enroll in available courses until the close of business on the first day of each respective term. 

*Registration in English and math courses will require placement via ACT/SAT and/or Accuplacer.