Now that you've been admitted and decided that the University of South Dakota is the place for you, there are a few more steps to complete in order to confirm your enrollment at USD. Follow the steps listed below and keep track of your progress with this printable version of the New-Student Checklist.
Welcome to the Coyote family!
The 2018-19 housing application opens Monday, January 22, 2018.
Your $100 university housing deposit reserves your spot. It provides you with your on-campus housing options and confirms any scholarship offers you receive from USD. Please contact the Office of Admissions to confirm your enrollment if you are requesting to live off campus.
After you submit your university housing deposit, you will be able to access your USD account - including your USD email. Once you pick up your account, you will have access to the myUSD portal which includes technology you will use as a USD student.
WebAdvisor is the online tool providing you with access to registration, SDePay (tuition payment and notifications), course listing and other facets of your academic career at USD. You will also need to confirm your attendance at USD using your WebAdvisor Account.
All new, readmitted and transferred students are required to provide medically signed proof of TWO properly administered MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) immunizations OR immune titers for measles (rubeola), rubella and mumps. The immunization form must be completed before you can register for classes at USD. Read more about the mandatory immunization form.
Placement exams are available to ensure you are registered for the correct courses based on your knowledge of math, English and foreign languages. Placement testing can be taken at, or before, your registration.
Please contact your admissions counselor if you need to take a placement exam or if you need additional information prior to your registration.
Get ready and register for your fall classes! During Fast Track registration, you'll receive a warm USD welcome to campus* as you meet with your advisors, register for classes and learn all about the many resources available to you. Beginning in March, check your personal email for more information on registering for one of these Fast Track events.
*We're bringing Fast Track registration to you in Rapid City May 8-9 and June 25-26.
2018 Fast Track Dates
A personal computer is important to your academic and communication needs at college. Some academic programs require specific laptops. Check out these tips for selecting and preparing your computer to take full advantage of the computing resources available to you at USD.
Move-In Day is Friday, August 17, 2018
You've met your advisors. Now meet your fellow students. Held in the days just before classes begin, Welcome Week Orientation is a celebration of USD's incoming class with opportunities to meet other students, discover common interests, explore Vermillion and settle in to your role as a USD Coyote. Live entertainment and insightful sessions on college life will help launch you into your first year at USD.
Once again, congratulations and welcome to the Coyote family!