Undergraduate Admissions

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Admission Requirements

To be considered for freshman admission to the University of South Dakota, you should meet the following admission requirements:

General Requirements
  • Achieve an ACT composite score of 21 or above (SAT 990) 
  • Earn a grade point average of at least 2.6 (4.0 scale) in all high school courses
  • Rank in the upper 50% of your high school graduating class
 High School Coursework Requirements
  • 4 years of English
    OR ACT English sub-test score of 21 or above OR AP English score of 3 or above
  • 3 years of Advanced Mathematics
    OR ACT Math sub-test score of 23 or above OR AP Calculus score of 3 or above
  • 3 years of Laboratory Science
    OR ACT Science Reasoning sub-test score of 20 or above OR AP Science score of 3 or above
  • 3 years of Social Science
    OR ACT Social Studies/Reading sub-test score of 20 or above OR AP Social Studies score of 3 or above
  • 1 year Fine Arts
    OR AP Fine Arts score of 3 or above


Application Procedure
Application Submit your completed application Online Application
US $20 Application Fee Application Fees are non-refundable
Submit your fee with your application to avoid delay in processing
Official High School Transcripts Official high school transcript sent directly to
Test Scores Official ACT or SAT scores sent to The U directly from the testing agency

Mailing Address

Please submit your application online or have your materials sent to the following address:

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

    Telephone: 1-877-COYOTES  Fax: 605-677-6323
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