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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.

Up to 12 graduate credit hours earned as a Non-Degree Seeking Student may be applied to a graduate degree from USD at the discretion of the academic department. For undergraduate degree programs, the amount of credit hours applicable towards a degree program earned as a non-degree seeking student is unlimited. Enrollment in a course does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

Please note: non-degree pursuant students are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Enrolling as a non-degree seeking student is easy. Simply complete the Online Registration Form.

If you are a graduate student and have questions about Non-Degree Seeking Student status, please call 605-658-6200 or email If you are an undergraduate student, please call 605-658-6200 or email