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Transfer Students

New opportunities, new career prospects, new connections. Welcome to USD.

Start Your Next Chapter

Now that you've started your college career, you may be seeking something new: an academic program that fits your goals, engaging opportunities that inspire you, a community that feels like home. At the University of South Dakota, we help students like you make a smooth and easy transition — not just to something new, but to something extraordinary.

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Transferring Credit

We want to make sure you have all the information you need to understand how your credits transfer to USD. Explore the information below for general guidelines and criteria for the acceptance of transfer course credit.

Tuition, Financial Aid
& Scholarships

Your education should be affordable. At USD, it will be. Take a look at our tuition and fees, then explore the financial aid resources and scholarship opportunities available to you – including scholarships just for transfer students.

Planning Ahead

Are you preparing to transfer to USD after taking courses at a community college? We've developed faculty-approved articulation agreements with other institutions to make this easier. Visit the USD Catalog to view updated articulation agreements

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After You're Admitted

Welcome to the University of South Dakota! Now that you've been accepted, you can take the next steps toward becoming a Coyote. We've put together a checklist to help you keep track of your progress. Not all items may apply to you since you are a transfer student. If you have any questions, reach out to your admissions counselor.

Admitted Students Checklist

Transfer Appeal Process

At USD, we want to offer you every possibility to succeed. If you did not initially meet the transfer admissions requirements and would like USD to reconsider your admission decision, you may petition for admission through the Scholastic Probation Policy appeal process.

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See Your Campus

Students often tell us that once they step foot on campus, USD feels like home. Come say hello and see campus for yourself by scheduling a campus visit.


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Meet our team

You may have questions as you go through the college search and enrollment process. Our admissions counselors are here to help you every step of the way.
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Mark Petty

Dean of Enrollment
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Connor Peterson

Assoc Director Admissions
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Kody Thompson

Assist Director of Admissions
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Jacey Anderberg

Admissions Counselor
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Taylor Casey

Admissions Counselor
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Moira Duncan

Admissions Counselor
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Cori Nath

Senior Admissions Counselor
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Wyatt Thompson

Admissions Counselor
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TseChi Yen

Senior Admissions Counselor
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Jeanne Haar

Enrollment Events Coordinator
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Hannah Scriver

CCSF Campus Visit Coordinator

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