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University of South Dakota entry signApply to USD as a South Dakota Board of Regents System Transfer

  • Apply to USD using the BOR Transfer requirements and procedures listed below only if the last school you attended is in the South Dakota Board of Regents System (BHSU, DSU, NSU, SDSMT or SDSU).
  • If the last school you attended is not a South Dakota Board of Regents School please apply under Transfer Admission.

Admission Requirements

Transfer students applying to the University of South Dakota from another South Dakota Board of Regents school should meet the following minimum requirements. Some specific programs and majors may have additional admission requirements.

  • Complete 24 or more semester credits
    Transfer students under the age of 24 who have earned fewer than 24 semester credits must also meet the freshman admission requirements
  • 2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average
    Students with less than a 2.0 GPA are subject to review and may be admitted on probation
  • Remain in good standing with your most recently attended school

Application Procedure

Students transferring directly from another South Dakota Board of Regents school will need only submit an application to the USD Office of Admissions.


Apply using the quick Automatic Reentry Form
Apply using the complete Online Application or  Printable Application

US $20 application fee

Exceptions to the fee are made for students who are non-degree seeking, or have previously applied, paid the fee and attended a university in the Board of Regents system within the previous three semesters.

That's it!

Your transcripts, test scores and other application information have remained on file at the Enrollment Service Center. Some additional documents may be required if your legal name has changed since you last attended a BOR school.

Mailing Address

Please submit your application materials 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