If you are thinking about applying to University of South Dakota, the application fee is $20. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from University of South Dakota by August 1.
University of South Dakota does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to University of South Dakota must submit the following items. Double check with University of South Dakota's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
Students admitted to University of South Dakota have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 86% submitted a class rank. At University of South Dakota 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40% were in the top 25% and 71% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of South Dakota, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||28.67%|
|3.50 and 3.74||17.81%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14.59%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11.79%|
|2.50 and 2.9||14.42%|
|2.00 and 2.49||4.83%|
|University of South Dakota does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
University of South Dakota does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 4% of University of South Dakota's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 90% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other University of South Dakota applicants, you should strive to earn between 1000 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of South Dakota 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1000, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of South Dakota students scored 625 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of South Dakota students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.
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To be most competitive at University of South Dakota, you should strive to earn between 20 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of South Dakota's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of South Dakota students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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Transfer students can enroll in University of South Dakota during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of South Dakota?
Students who are admitted to University of South Dakota must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does University of South Dakota accept transfer credits?
University of South Dakota accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of South Dakota accepts:
CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does University of South Dakota accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
University of South Dakota accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of South Dakota?
University of South Dakota. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of South Dakota is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of South Dakota is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of South Dakota, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.42. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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