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Your Location Matters

If you are participating in any of the following outside of South Dakota or have intention of relocating outside of South Dakota as an SDSU student, your location matters.

  • Enrolled in a program that leads to licensure or certification.
  • Enrolling in an online program or taking an online course.
  • Taking an on-campus course with an experiential learning activity (such as, but not limited to, clinicals, internships, externships, student teaching, supervised field experiences, co-curricular courses, fellowships, seminars, etc.)

SDSU may not be able to provide online programs or experiential learning activities in all states or countries due to their laws and regulations.

Enrolling in a Program That Leads to Licensure or Certification

Prior to enrolling in a program that leads to licensure or certification students must:

  • Consult SDSU personnel with direct oversight of the academic program.
  • Reference the appropriate college disclosure webpage.
  • Determine whether the educational program meets the licensure or certification requirements of the applicable state.
  • Ensure you can sit for licensure or certification upon completion of the academic program and or participate in an experiential learning activity outside of South Dakota.
  • If applicable, ensure receipt of financial aid.
Enrolling in an Online Program or Taking an Online Course

Prior to enrolling in an online course or program students must:

Enrolling in an Experiential Learning Activity Course

Prior to enrolling in an experiential learning activity course that includes, but not limited to, clinical, internships, externships, student teaching, supervised field experience, co-curricular courses, fellowships, seminars, etc. students must:

  • Consult your professor and/or adviser.
  • Determine with your professor and/or adviser if the educational experience activity meets federal, state, reciprocity agreement or international laws if applicable.
  • Ensure you can participate in an experiential learning activity outside of South Dakota.
  • If applicable, ensure receipt of financial aid.

Reporting Location

Application

Every student must report a current address at the time of initial enrollment at SDSU. Prospective students should keep in mind that licensing and authorization requirements vary by state.

Registration

Prior to course registration, students are required to report where they will be physically located for each upcoming semester.

For each semester in the registration period, students will select one of the following options in Registration Self-Service:

  • A state or territory they will be located in.
  • That they will be located outside of the country.
  • That they will not be attending or will have graduated prior to the start of the term and will not be enrolled.

Change in Location

In situations where a student’s educational plan changes after registration, they shall inform SDSU of any changes to their physical location. Students will have the opportunity to update their location at the time of attendance confirmation and at any time by modifying their location in Registration Self-Service.

Impact

A change a student’s physical location may impact the following:

  • Receipt of financial aid or benefits.
  • Ability to complete the degree program or course.
  • Ability to sit for professional licensure or certification.
  • Possibility the program may not meet the eligibility requirements of the applicable state.

Student Responsibility

It is a student’s responsibility to contact SDSU personnel with direct oversight of their program if there is a change in physical location. By doing this, they can assist in ensuring that the educational program and activity you are pursuing or considering pursuing outside of South Dakota has authorization.