USD Application for Admission

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Citizenship and Residency:



Note: Non-U.S. citizens will be required to satisfy USD’s English proficiency requirement; a USD representative will contact you if additional documentation is required.








To be classified as a South Dakota resident student you must meet the following criteria:
  1. You have continuously resided in South Dakota for at least twelve consecutive months immediately preceding the first scheduled day of classes of the semester and you have not attended any classes offered by a state university in the regental system during those 12 months OR
  2. You are under 21 years of age and follow the residence of your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) and at least one of your parents is a resident of SD OR
  3. You or your spouse or your parent/legal guardian is in the military and has maintained SD as his/her Home of Record during the last 12 months OR
  4. You were a SD resident at the time of high school graduation and lived with a parent or legal guardian who was also a SD resident.

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Parent Alumni Information
USD offers a special tuition rate for children of alumni equal to our in-state tuition rate. To help confirm your parent’s alumni status, please provide the information below.



USD may communicate about your application, information relevant to the college admissions process, and your college experience using the contact information you provide below.




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Academic History

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Please list all classes you are currently taking and registered to take for your senior year:
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If you have ever taken coursework at a college or university, please list all institutions you have attended below: 

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Information Request

The information requested below is used to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As an applicant, responding to these questions is optional and your response will in no way affect your admission. However, we are asking for information now to avoid a separate request once a person is an enrolled student. We use the data in aggregated form only to comply with federal reporting requirements.

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If you have completed an associate degree or certificate from one of the following institutions, you may qualify for an application fee waiver:  

  • Lake Area Technical College
  • Mitchell Technical College
  • Northeast Community College
  • Northwest College
  • Southeast Technical College
  • Sisseton Wahpeton College
  • Western Dakota Technical College
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College
  • Avera McKennan (d/b/a Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center School of Radiologic Technology)
  • Rapid City Regional Hospital Medical Radiology Program
  • Sanford Medical Center (School of Radiologic Technology)
  • University of Nebraska, Medical Center



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By submitting, I certify that the information contained in this application is factually correct and complete. I understand that the omission or misrepresentation of any information including enrollment in other colleges or universities is sufficient grounds for canceling my admission or registration.

I consent to be contacted by the University of South Dakota at the mobile phone number provided.