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Non-Degree Seeking Students Information

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

Up to nine 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.  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.

For more information about Non-Degree seeking student status, please contact the Graduate School at or 1-800-233-7937.