Welcome to the University of South Dakota!

You know us. We're South Dakota's flagship university. The big-time university with a small-college feel. We're the home of extraordinary opportunities, endless possibilities and your newest, life-time friends.

We're The University of South Dakota. We're your college home.

Apply to USD

To apply as a first-time freshman and to make USD your college home, you should:  

  • Have graduated or will soon graduate from high school or receive a GED
    and
  • Have not enrolled in another college or university after graduating from high school or earning a GED

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Freshmen admission application, requirements & procedures



Non-Degree Seeking Students