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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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Online Admissions

We’ll help you determine your readiness, pick the path you want your academic career to follow, and enroll in coursework you can complete online, from anywhere.

Online learning at Dakota State University allows you to set your own schedule and prepares you to contribute to local, national, and global prosperity. Classes are just as rigorous as on-campus coursework and integrate the latest technologies to best prepare you for a successful future. The best part? It's all on your schedule. Online coursework can be completed at any hour of the day. There is no set time for you to be in front of your computer.

Use a variety of resources with our online programs such as our course management system, Desire2Learn (D2L), to get assignments, lecture notes, and exams. Ready to get started? Take the next steps:

How to Apply to Online@DSU

Cost and Aid for Online Learning

Are you ready for online learning?

While online learning certainly is convenient, it may not be for everyone. We’ve developed an online readiness quiz to help you decide if online learning is right for you. The quiz only takes a few minutes to complete and provides instant feedback for your current situation.

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“I chose Dakota State University Online because I wanted to pursue my dream of getting a college education while still being able to stay home with my four children. I am so grateful to have found this program online so that I can better myself for not only me but my children as well!”

Alysha Langstraat, Elementary Education/Special Education

Student Verification Statement

Federal law requires Dakota State University to verify the identity of students when course materials or tests are conducted either partially or entirely online. Your D2L login and password are intended to provide you with secure access to course materials and are also intended to help us meet this federal mandate.

Some DSU faculty also require the use of a face-to-face proctor for exams in online courses and this requirement provides a second level of student identity verification. You will be responsible for any proctoring fees, if applicable.

Finally, an instructor who uses web conferencing technology may require you to use a webcam during exams, as another means of student identity verification through voice and visual recognition.

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