Now that you've been admitted and decided that the University of South Dakota is the place for you, there are a few more steps to complete in order to confirm your enrollment at USD. Follow the steps listed below and keep track of your progress with this printable version of the New-Student Checklist.
Welcome to the Coyote family!
Your $100 university housing deposit reserves your spot. It provides you with your on-campus housing options and confirms any scholarship offers you receive from USD. Please contact the Office of Admissions to confirm your enrollment if you are requesting to live off campus. The 2019-2020 USD Housing Application will be available starting on January 22, 2019.
After you submit your university housing deposit, you will be able to access your USD account - including your USD email. Once you pick up your account, you will have access to the myUSD portal which includes technology you will use as a USD student.
All new, readmitted and transferred students are required to provide medically signed proof of TWO properly administered MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) immunizations OR immune titers for measles (rubeola), rubella and mumps. The immunization form must be completed before you can register for classes at USD. Read more about the mandatory immunization form.
Placement exams are available to ensure you are registered for the correct courses based on your knowledge of math, English and foreign languages. Placement testing can be taken at, or before, your registration.
Please contact your admissions counselor if you need to take a placement exam or if you need additional information prior to your registration.
Get ready and register for your fall classes! During Fast Track registration, you'll receive a warm USD welcome to campus* as you meet with your advisors, register for classes and learn all about the many resources available to you. Beginning in March, check your personal email for more information on registering for one of these Fast Track events.
Fast Track Registration Dates
Fast Track registration sessions are available in the summer for new students attending USD in Fall 2019. Check your personal email beginning in March for more details on how to register for a Fast Track event. If you have questions, please contact your admissions counselor or the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-658-6200.
A personal computer is important to your academic and communication needs at college. Some academic programs require specific laptops. Check out these tips for selecting and preparing your computer to take full advantage of the computing resources available to you at USD.
Move-In Day is Friday, August 23, 2019.
You've met your advisors. Now meet your fellow students. Held in the days just before classes begin, Welcome Week Orientation is a celebration of USD's incoming class with opportunities to meet other students, discover common interests, explore Vermillion and settle in to your role as a USD Coyote. Live entertainment and insightful sessions on college life will help launch you into your first year at USD.
Once again, congratulations and welcome to the Coyote family!