Division of Continuing & Distance Education, Summer School Off-Campus & Distance Learning

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Non-Degree Seeking Students

To experience the University of South Dakota as a non-degree pursuant student, the University offers students the option of learning under a non-degree seeking student classification. 

Up to nine graduate credit hours earned as a Non-Degree Seeking Student may be applied to a graduate degree from USD at the discretion of the academic department.  For undergraduate degree programs, the amount of credit hours applicable towards a degree program earned as a Non-Degree Seeking Student is unlimited.  Enrollment in a course does not guarantee acceptance into the program.  

Please note: Non-Degree pursuant students are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Enrolling as a non-degree seeking student is easy.  Simply complete the Online Registration Form.


If you have questions about Non-Degree Seeking Student status, please contact the Division of Continuing & Distance Education at cde@usd.edu or 1-800-233-7937.