Online Courses & Registration

Get familiar with online courses and resources for students. 


Register Now for Courses

Whether you are a non-degree seeking student who wants to just take a few classes or considering a full-time program, we make it easy for you to register for courses and plan your schedule each semester. Use the quick links below to preview online courses. These course listings include course rotations and were last updated December 26, 2023.

Spring Courses  Summer Courses  Fall Courses


Non-degree Seeking Student Registration 

To experience the University of South Dakota as a non-degree pursuant student, the university offers students the option of learning under a non-degree seeking student classification. Non-degree pursuant students are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Non-degree seeking students who wish to just take a few courses may register using the online registration form. Use the links above or browse Self-Service to locate the information required to complete the form.  If you pursue a degree students must be admitted to USD before registering. Prospective undergraduates apply using the Undergraduate Application. Prospective graduate students apply using the Graduate School Application.

  1. Click on the link below.
  2. Fill out the required information.
  3. Enter the CRN#, course #, section #, course title, credit hours and course type
  4. Submit the form via DocuSign.

Online Registration Form


    Current Student Registration

    Current students should sign into through the myUSD portal with their USD login ID and password before searching for courses in Self-Service Registration. Anyone may browse the most current list of online courses and use USD's searchable course database.
    1. Click on the link below.
    2. Select a term.
    3. Enter your search criteria with USD as your university and online/internet as your location.
    4. Narrow or modify the search details, or browse through all courses.

    Explore Self-Service Registration


    Additional Course Resources

    If you have questions about online and off-campus courses at USD, contact the Division of Continuing & Distance Education at 605-658-6152 or by email at
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    Keep Your Certification Current Online

    From professional field experiences, workshops and  conferences, USD offers a full range of online Continuing Education Credit (CEC) Course for educators to keep your certification up to date at affordable prices.


    Continuing Education

    Departments & FAcilities

    Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your online education at USD. 
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    Continuing & Distance Education

    We play the lead role in the development and coordination of programs and services related to online and off-campus programs and courses at USD.

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    Testing Center

     The Testing Center at the University of South Dakota promotes student success and academic integrity with the operation of a secure, testing facility which provides services to on-campus, distance students and our surrounding communities.

    Hear from our Students

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    The introductory alcohol and drug courses in the ACP program prepared and helped me determine my path as an addiction counselor. I liked the flexible format of the online courses and how they encouraged independence and responsibility. I felt like the group discussions and online peer interaction made it feel like I was in the classroom.

    Anna Budahl

    B.S. in Addiction Studies '17
    MA. in Addiction Counseling & Prevention '20
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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