Dakota State University students walking around campus

Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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How to Apply

Make it happen

Ready to make the move to DSU? Here's what you need to know.

1) Complete the undergraduate application

You'll need to create an application portal account to get started. The application will then ask you to list basic information about yourself. Once completed, you will need to submit the $20 application fee and provide your previous school transcripts. 

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2) Send your transcripts 

Request that your official transcripts be sent directly to us at:

DSU Admission
820 N. Washington Ave.
Madison, SD 57042

You can also submit unofficial transcripts in the DSU Application Portal: dsu.edu/AppPortal

3) Get a transcript evaluation

We can take an early look at the classwork you've already completed and apply it to your DSU plan of study. To request a transcript evaluation of your prior collegiate work, we ask that you connect with our transfer coordinator in DSU's Admission Office. Email admissions@dsu.edu to get started!

 Request a transcript evaluation