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At DSU, we encourage you to begin the transfer process early. This will ensure a smooth transition and allow you to take the time to visit campus and meet with faculty and staff.

Please follow up with DSU for all aspects of your application, registration and payment especially if you apply within one month of the start of the semester. You may contact the DSU Admission office for any further questions by calling 1 888 378 9988 or email


To begin the process of transferring to Dakota State, apply online or request an application for admission from the Enrollment Services office.

Make sure to submit these items to complete your application file:

  • $20 application fee (not needed if transferring from another regental institution within the last 3 semesters)
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Official ACT or SAT scores (if 21 and under)

**If transferring from another regental institution, you will not need to resubmit documents given to the previous institution. Please provide us with any new documents you have not submitted to a regental university.**

Admission Requirements

Transfer students with more than 24 semester credits or more are eligible for admission if they meet both standards below:

  • Have a cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or higher AND
  • Are in good standing with their most recently attended school

If the student has less than 24 semester credits, then they must also meet freshman admission requirements.

Students with less than a 2.0 GPA may be admitted on probation, but applicant is considered on an individual basis.

Transcript Evaluation

 In order for you to receive timely information, please have all of your official transcript sent directly to:

DSU Admission
820 N Washington Ave
Madison, SD 57042

You may then contact Extended Programs to request that a transfer credit evaluation be completed. Your results can be mailed to you or will be available when you register for classes. Extended Programs can be reached at 1 800 641 4309 or

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Last Updated: 4/17/12