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

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Student Resources

The Division of Continuing & Distance Education is committed to providing comprehensive student support services.  

Frequently Asked Questions for Continuing & Distance Education

  Information & Advising Resources

Campus Resources

Computing/Technology Resources

Academic Preparation

Testing Services

USD Student Handbook

University Writing Center

Online Learning Readiness Check

Online Orientation Guide

Library Services for Distance Learners

Proctor Form

Desire2Learn Login Demo

System Wide General Education Requirements

Add/Drop Form

Complete Withdrawal Application

Refund Policies and Deadlines

Veteran Resources

State Authorization Information


How Online Students can get a Student ID

Online students can get their USD ID by completing the Distance Student ID Request application. The Request application can be accessed directly here. You will need the following information to complete the form:

  • Your Student ID number
  • A copy of a government issued identification
  • A head shot (no particular size requirement)
  • The address where you would like the ID mailed

For questions, please contact the Coyote Card Office at coyoteid@usd.edu or by calling 605-677-5334.

Grievance Processes:

Academic: Please see Board of Regents Policy 2.9
This policy governs academic disputes involving students.  Such disputes most commonly arise as a result of student dissatisfaction with assigned grades, but students may also invoke the standards and procedures provided under this policy to challenge academic responses to instances involving alleged student academic misconduct or to challenge other decisions, justified on academic grounds, that affect their participation in or completion of university academic programs.

Non-Academic: Please see Board of Regents Policy 3.4


Student Complaint Process by State:
SHEEO Complaint Process Report

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


"USD's willingness to accommodate my specific needs was a major blessing my life. I could not have expanded my horizons in my new profession without the flexibility the program offered."
Nathan Richman
Moorhead, Minn.