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 twelve 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.
(Printable Non-Degree Seeking Undergraduate Admission Application)

If you have questions about Non-Degree Seeking Student status, please contact the USD Online and Off-Campus Education at or 1-800-233-7937.