Your step-by-step college application guide

Everyone has their own goals for the future, and preparing to take on those goals requires a unique journey.

There are a few key steps to keep in mind through the college application process, but it’s never too late to get started on your path to South Dakota State University.

How do you get ready for the four years that will change your life?

Check on academic requirements

See full academic requirements.

Explore majors and minors

Schedule a visit

Whether you visit before or after you apply, coming to campus is a great way to get a feel for life as a Jackrabbit.

Schedule your visit.


Research and apply for financial aid

96% of first-time, full-time students receive financial aid.

Apply for scholarships

Get ready for Jackrabbit life.

Yellow and blue will look great on you.

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