Application procedures

Costs & Official Statement of Finances
Certification of Finances
  • Official or certified copy of a bank statement for a checking or savings account (liquid assets), or an official, certified copy of a letter from the bank holding the checking or savings account.  Documents must show at least six months of recent history.
Language Evaluation Scores
  • The IEP does not require a language proficiency score for admission.  However, if you have scores, it will assist in IEP level placement; please provide those official scores for TOEFL, IELTS or any language proficiency exam taken within the past two years.
  • TOEFL web site
  • IELTS web site
Official Transcripts
  • Official transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary school studies
  • A transcript report from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) must be received in addition to your official transcripts
  • IEP students who are already in the United States on an F-1 visa must have their SEVIS record transferred to the University of South Dakota.

Intensive English Program timeline

 FALL 2016
 Application Deadline
 June 15
 New International Student Orientation,
 Assessment & Placement
 Aug 15-19
 Fall Classes
 Aug 22 - Dec 14
 SPRING 2016
 Application Deadline
 Nov 15
 New International Student Orientation,
 Assessment & Placement
 Jan 2-6
 Spring Classes
 Jan 9 - May 5
 SUMMER 2017
 Application Deadline
 Summer Move-in for New On-Campus
 IEP Residents
 New International Student Orientation,
 Assessment &  Placement
 Summer Classes

Mailing Address

Please submit your application materials to the following address:

  • University of South Dakota
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    414 East Clark Street
    Vermillion, SD 57069-2390

    Layani Makwinja
    Telephone: 1-877-269-6837
    Fax: 605-677-6323