Transfer Admission

You are a transfer student if you started post-secondary studies at one college or university and have chosen to move to a different college or university, like Dakota State. If you have completed secondary school and studied one or more subjects at the college or university level (whether based within the US or not) and now want to attend DSU, you are a transfer student.

Transfer student admission is based in part on the quality of your post-secondary school academic record and English proficiency. (Proof of secondary school completion is also required.)

We are excited you would like to transfer to Dakota State University and finish your degree! With the technology advantage and our affordable education, you have picked the university!

International students transferring from a College or University within the US:

As part of the admission, process, transcripts for international students who are coming to DSU from an educational institution within the US will automatically be sent to the Registrar's Office to be evaluated. This evaluation will determine the number of credits that will transfer to DSU and your class standing.

International students transferring from a College or University outside the US:

If you are a student coming to the US for the first time and you have taken coursework from a post-secondary institution outside of the US, we required that you use one of the following two official websites to evaluate your credits that you've taken. Dakota State University recognizes and accepts evaluations from World Education Services (WES) and Education Credential Evaluators (ECE). If you would like to have an idea about how many credits may transfer BEFORE you arrive to the US, you must provide DSU with either a Course by Course evaluation from WES or a Catalog Match evaluation from ECE.

The cost of the evaluation is paid by you and this process should be started as soon as your receive your visa. Due to the differences in the educational systems around the world, Dakota State University reserves the rights to require you to take the necessary courses to meet the requirements of your desired program. The sooner you complete the credit evaluation process, the better we'll be able to academic advise you.

  • Applicants should have at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Completed ENGL 101 and 201 (or the equivalent) in the US or proved English proficiency.

English Proficiency
All applicants who are not native speakers of English must demonstrate proficiency in English with one of the following exams and the indicated minimum score.

  • TOEFL iBT: 79
  • TOEFL PBT: 550
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • PTE Academic: 53

English proficiency scores must be submitted within two years of examination date. An official TOEFL or PTE Academic score must be sent from the testing agency.
Note: Institution code for DSU is 6247 for TOEFL.


Follow these instructions to apply for admission to Dakota State University!

Last Updated: 6/27/14