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Is DSU the right fit for you?

Our website can tell you only so much about our beautiful campus and innovative programs. The best way to find out if DSU is right for you is to see for yourself!

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How to Apply

We aim to make the application process as simple as possible for our military community and would be more than happy to help guide you through it.

When you’re ready, here’s the step-by-step process you’ll follow:

  1. Complete an  online application. It may seem obvious, but completing the online application is the first step in the process you won’t want to forget
  2. Select a  program of study. It’s a requirement to select an academic program in order to receive VA benefits
  3. Submit an official high school transcript. We’ll need official copies from your high school sent directly to the  DSU Admissions Office
  4. Submit official college transcripts, including military coursework, from all accredited institutions you have attended. An official transcript evaluation must be completed to determine which of your previous courses will transfer to DSU. If you were in the military, please submit your Joint Services Transcript
  5. Register for classes. A DSU academic advisor can assist you in planning a class schedule that puts you on a path to success

Military transfer students

For service members, veterans or benefits-eligible family members who have prior college coursework from other accredited institutions or relevant military training or other experiential learning, Dakota State University will evaluate your background and provide a student-specific preliminary program evaluation (evaluated education plan).

This evaluation indicates the number of transfer credits that will be accepted and identifies special course requirements met through this prior coursework/training. This evaluation/plan is provided to you and your advisor for initial placement testing and registration planning purposes.

Contact Us

DSU Veteran's Service Office

(605) 256-5049