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You're about to apply to South Dakota's flagship university, study in a renowned academic program and participate in a career and life-building experience. You're about to become a Coyote. 

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Undergraduate Application

Now is a great time to apply!

USD is making the college application process more affordable by participating in South Dakota’s College Access Campaign. USD is waiving undergraduate application fees for all US citizens and permanent residents Oct. 18 – Nov. 30, 2021.

Take the first step toward your future as a Coyote by applying for admission. Anyone applying to USD as an undergraduate student can use the USD Undergraduate Application by clicking the link below.

Apply to USD

Another option is to apply to USD through the Common App, which is an undergraduate college admission application that you can use to apply to multiple colleges and universities in the United States. Undergraduate international students are encouraged to use the Common App.

Apply to USD with Common App

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Dual Credit Application

Select the Dual Credit Application if you are a high school student who wants to enroll in USD college courses and earn credits towards your high school diploma while starting a college degree.

Apply to Dual Credit

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Graduate School Application

Select the Graduate School Application if you are pursuing one of USD's 78 graduate programs.

Apply to the Graduate School

Visit the Graduate School

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International Student Application

Select the International Application if you are an international student and have completed secondary school (high school) in either the United States or your home country. 

Apply for International Undergraduate Admission

Apply for International Graduate Admission

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Professional Studies Application Information

See the Graduate School listing for business and other professional programs.


Non-Degree Seeking Application

Select the Non-Degree Seeking Application if you plan to enroll in a USD course but are not currently pursuing a degree or certificate at USD.

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