Law, the School of Business, the Farber Center for Civic Leadership and the University of South Dakota Honors Program. Honors Scholars receive provisional (automatic) admission to the School of Law upon completion of the following requirements:
High school students should submit the University's Common Scholarship Application materials to the undergraduate Office of Admissions no later than December 1 of the year they plan to enter USD. Applicants must include the application, transcripts of high school work and confirmation of the ACT score. A selection committee will identify applicants who will be invited for interviews. Applicants must indicate on the form that they are interested in being considered for the Law Honors Scholars Program.
A student applying for this program must be a graduating high school senior, have excellent grades at the time of application and have a score of 27 or higher on the ACT. Beyond demonstrated academic accomplishment and potential, the selection committee will seek students with the personal qualities required of a good lawyer. These include integrity, compassion, fairness with colleagues and a capacity for leadership. The best candidates will have a keen desire to understand and help people.