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Transferring Credits

Transfer students who want to get an idea of which courses they’ve taken at another college or university will transfer to SDSU can use either one of the following tools to get started.

Transfer Equivalency Calculator

With this website, students can get a preliminary indication of how their credits will transfer to SDSU.

Please keep in mind that this is just a guide and won’t necessarily provide a complete picture. You’ll likely find several courses with the calculator, but don’t panic if you can’t find them all.

Transfer Pre-Evaluation Form

Download this form to get an even clearer picture of your transfer credits. Fill out the form completely and submit it, along with a copy of your transcripts, to the dean of the college of your intended major (addresses are listed on the form).

In about six weeks, you’ll receive a report from the dean indicating what courses might and might not transfer to SDSU.

Just a reminder: These tools provide an unofficial pre-evaluation of your transfer credits. If you decide to apply to SDSU, we’ll ask for final, official copies of all of your transcripts. At that point, we’ll perform an official evaluation to determine what SDSU can accept from your previous school(s).

If you are currently enrolled at SDSU, please direct your course equivalency questions to the transfer services coordinator.

Program to Program Transfer Agreements

To assist students in the transfer process, SDSU has partnered with technical institutes, community colleges and other universities to provide program-to-program articulation agreements. While we make every attempt to keep agreements current, it is possible that program requirements change and thus, these should be used as a guide. Once admitted to SDSU, an official evaluation of transfer credits will take place. Should you have any questions about a program articulation agreement or wish to create a new program articulation agreement with SDSU, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 605-688-4173 or by email

Current program articulation agreements by institution:

Alexandria Technical & Community College, Alexandria, MN
Avera McKennan School of Radiologic Technology
Casper College, Casper, WY
Chadron State College, Chadron, NE
College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID
Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, SD
Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville, IA
Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown, SD
Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY
Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Worthington, MN
Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell, SD
Morningside College, Sioux City, IA
National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL and St. Petersburg, FL
Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, WI
Northeast Community College, Norfolk, NE
Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, IA
Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN
        http://www.nwhealth.edu/partnerships/
Oglala Lakota College, Pine Ridge, SD
Ridgewater College, Willmar, MN
South Central College, Mankato, MN
Southeast Community College, Milford, NE
Southeast Tech, Sioux Falls, SD
University of Nebraska - Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
University of Western States, Portland, OR
Wayne State College, Wayne, NE
Webster University, St. Louis, MO
Western Iowa Tech Community College, Sioux City, IA

    Other Agreements

    Articulated Physics/Nuclear Engineering Dual Program with Idaho State University
    CentraCare Health, St. Cloud, MN
    International Agreements
    Red Cloud High School Memorandum of Agreement
    Sisseton-Wahpeton College Memorandum of Understanding