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Welcome to the University of South Dakota!

Now that you've started your college career, you may be seeking something new: New opportunities, new challenges, new career prospects. At the University of South Dakota, we help students like you make a smooth and easy transition — not just to something new — but to something extraordinary.

Apply for Transfer Admission

Transfer Application Options

Transfer Admission

If you are transferring from a junior college or college/university outside of the South Dakota Board of Regents system, follow the requirements and procedures for transfer admission

Transfer Admission Application Procedure

South Dakota Board of Regents Transfer
If you are transferring and your most recent college or university is a South Dakota Board of Regents System school (Black Hills State University, Dakota state University, Northern State Universtiy, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, South Dakota State University) follow the procedures for SD BOR transfer admission.

SD Board of Regents Transfer Application Procedure

Readmitted USD Students
If the last school you attended was the University of South Dakota and you are returning to USD after discontinuing your enrollment, follow these procedures for readmitted students.

Readmitted Student Application Procedure



Coyote Cost Estimator for Transfer Students

Get an estimate on your cost to attend USD as a transfer student:

Transfer Net Cost Calculator


Transferring Credit

Check the general guidelines and criteria for the acceptance of transfer course credit and information for transferring credit from a non-U.S. college:

Acceptance of Transfer Course Credit

Transferring Credit from a Non-U.S. College


Equivalency Calculator

Find USD course equivalencies for courses from other college and universities using the course calculator*.
* Information from the course calculator should be used as a guideline and does not guarantee a specific course will transfer.


Transfer and Substitution of Classes

If you think you might have taken a course at another institution that has not yet been evaluated for equivalency at USD, submit a petition using the Transfer Equivalency Requests form.

Transfer Equivalency Request Form


Articulation Agreements

USD's faculty-approved articulation agreements assist students in planning and taking appropriate courses at identified community colleges for transfer to USD.

Articulation Agreements


Transfer Appeal Process

Procedures and timelines for appealing a transfer admissions decision.

Transfer Appeal Process


Non-Degree Seeking Students

Non-degree seeking students may register using the online registration form.