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Distance Education

The Office of Extended Programs coordinates planning, development, and delivery of all courses and programs that are delivered at a distance, including on-line, videoconferencing, and face-to-face at remote sites.

DSU offers undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs in the University Center at Sioux Falls and via online. To find more about the programs and courses, please click the links below.

DSU also offers a number of online undergraduate and graduate courses to help you to complete degree programs.

DSU is committed to providing all students the utmost in quality service in a timely manner. To accomplish this goal for new freshmen and transfer students enrolling in online programs, DSU wants to ensure that all students are placed in the appropriate courses and at the appropriate course levels.  As a consequence, DSU has established a registration deadline for new and transfer students. To register for Fall 2014 classes beginning on August 25, 2014, DSU must have received the following information by Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  • Official College Transcripts - if applicable (transfer students)
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official Report of ACT or SAT score (if 21 or younger)
  • Placement scores if applicable (new and transfer students)

The Fall 2014 Class Schedule is available online via WebAdvisor.

Summer 2014 Drop/Add and Withdraw Dates

Tuition and Fees are due by the first day of class. 
Payment or a payment plan is required by January to avoid cancellation of registration and late fee assessment
Last day to drop for 100%
refund or add a course (s)
Last day to drop a class or withdraw from all
courses in a session (70% completion) and
receive a grade of "W" - NO REFUND
Full 12 week session
May 19 - August 8
May 26 July 16
First 6 week session
May 19 - June 27
May 22 June 16
Second 6 week session
June 30 - August 8
July 3 July 28

Please check Academic Calendar for Summer 2014 nonstandard date courses for drop/add and withdraw dates.


Contact Susan at susan.eykamp@dsu.edu or call 800-641-4309 regarding the drop/withdrawal process.

To search for more courses offered by DSU and the other universities of South Dakota, please visit WebAdvisor.


Student Verification Statement

Federal law requires that universities verify the identity of students when course materials and/or course assessment activities are conducted either partially or entirely online . A student’s Desire2Learn (D2L) login and password are intended to provide the student with secure access to course materials and are also intended to help the university meet this federal mandate. Some DSU Faculty also require the use of a proctor for exams in distance-delivered (Internet) courses and this requirement provides a second level of student identify verification. Finally, an instructor who uses web conferencing technology may require students to use a webcam during exams, as another means of student identify verification through voice and visual recognition.

Last Updated: 7/16/14