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Dual Credit

You can get a jump start on your college education while in high school. Save money, follow your interests and explore different career tracks as a dual credit student at USD.

Start your college education early

Get a head start on your college degree before graduating high school! Dual credit is an opportunity for South Dakota high school students to enroll in college courses at the University of South Dakota and earn credits towards their high school diploma. 

  1. See if you are eligible for dual credit courses.
  2. Choose which courses you want to take.     
  3. Apply for dual credit. If you are new to dual credit, complete the Online Application utilizing our electronic signature page for dual credit. Your parents and high school counselors can sign electronically via DocuSign. You will need the information from your application as well as the email addresses of your high school counselor and parent/legal guardian. If you took dual credit this past semester, complete the Continuing Registration Form.

Summer 2022 Courses

Fall 2022 Courses

Continuing Eligibility

  • Students must meet satisfactory academic progress in all HSDC or concurrent coursework credit to maintain eligibility in the program.
    • A HSDC or concurrent credit student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better is considered to be in good academic standing.
    • If a student’s cumulative grade point average for all earned credit in HSDC or concurrent credit coursework falls below 2.0 in any given term, the student will be placed on suspension from HSDC or concurrent credit coursework for the following term (reflecting Fall and Spring semesters only).
  • Any student who earns an “W", "D", or "F” grade in any given term shall be denied any future enrollment unless one of the following criteria are met:
    • Have a minimum, cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all prior HSDC coursework. Students meeting this criteria may enroll in courses the following semester:
    • OR The student must sit out of HSDC or concurrent credit coursework for one term (reflecting Fall and Spring semesters only) and then repeat the failed course upon re-entry into the HSDC program. If repeating a failed course, students may also be eligible to enroll in additional HSDC courses to not exceed a total of 10 credit hours. Waivers for not repeating a failed course can be approved by the System Vice President for Academic Affairs when good cause is shown.
    • If you have less than a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all prior HSDC coursework, or if you received a “W” or “F” grade in a dual credit course, petition for re-enrollment by showing “good cause” when submitting an Eligibility Exemption Form. Contact Claire Rizzio, USD’s dual credit advisor, at Claire.Rizzio@usd.edu or at 605-658-6132 with questions and for more information.

Learn more the South Dakota Board of Regents Dual Credit Guidelines

Summer Courses begin on May 16

Make sure you have your textbooks and materials and are prepared to take virtual classes by the course start date. You can view the full academic calendar  for all important dates throughout the term. Be sure to check your course information if it has an alternate start date.

Academic Calendars

 

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dual credit

USD offers a wide range of affordable dual credit courses so you can get started on your college education now.

Explore Courses

We've prepared simple, convenient guides to show you the USD dual credit courses offered online, in Sioux Falls and in Vermillion. Select your desired semester below to see your options.


Apply for Dual Credit

If you've already chosen which courses you want to take, take the next step and apply!

New or Returning to Dual Credit

If you are new to dual credit or took a break from dual credit courses this past semester, then this is the application for you! Apply from the top button below, or use the bottom button to access our online signature page to sign up for dual credit at USD. Your parents and high school counselors can sign electronically via DocuSign. You will need the information from your application as well as the email addresses of your high school counselor and parent/legal guardian. 

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Online Signature Page

Continuously Enrolled

Did you complete at least one dual credit course this past semester? This is the form for you!

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Additional Resources

Here are additional documents and resources for you, your parent/guardian and your school counselor.

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Dual Credit Today, USD Scholarship Tomorrow

USD is proud to offer the South Dakota Dual Credit Scholarship to South Dakota students who successfully completed HSDC courses with USD. This scholarship is awarded not just for one year, but for up to four years as a Coyote.

 

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Meet your Dual Credit
Team at USD

Do you have any questions about dual credit at USD? Reach out to us – we're here to help!
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Claire Rizzio

Dual Credit Advisor
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Connor Peterson

Assoc Director Admissions

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