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Online Application:

The online applications for Summer 2018 open on February 20, 2018, and are at the links for each campus below. Students should only apply using ONE of the links below, which will be their primary institution. Students planning to register for courses at more than one institution will indicate all institutions they wish to take courses from when course information is filled out on the application, and registration for courses at other institutions will be initiated by the primary institution once the application is submitted. 

Students who have previously filled out an online application for the HSDC program in prior semesters may copy their last application for upcoming semesters. Log in to your account, locate a prior HSDC application among the list of your applications, and click "Copy this App." A new application will populate with the information that was included on your previous application, and students may edit any information that needs to be revised, such as the semester being applied for, institutions, and course selections. If you are a student who has previously filled out the online Undergraduate Admissions application, it will be displayed in your list of applications as well, but do not copy the Undergraduate Admissions application for HSDC purposes.

Registration for Fall 2018 will become available on April 2, 2018. The online application will be the only option for students applying for HSDC starting with Fall 2018. 



Applications for Summer 2018 must be received on campus before the Close of Business on the first day of the summer session the course takes place during. Due to the nature of the summer semester, each institution has a variety of summer sessions with different start and end dates, so start dates may vary. Applications received on campus after the first day of the summer session for the course will not be considered for Summer semesters.  Students must also submit the additional submission requirements listed below. Please note that students registering near the deadline may encounter some difficulties related to class availability, course materials, etc. It is in the best interest of students to apply early in the application period, as an indication of interest does not guarantee future enrollment.


Application Links:

Students will need to create a login for the application system. If students have previously filled out an undergraduate application online, they will use that login for the HSDC application.

     Black Hills State University

     Dakota State University

     Northern State University

     South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

     South Dakota State University

     The University of South Dakota


Additional Submission Requirements for Online Application:

Once you have completed your application, you will need to submit additional materials in order for your registration to be processed. Materials should be submitted by email, mail, or fax to the primary institution that the application was submitted to. You will not be registered for courses until these materials are received by your primary institution. Campus contact information can be found here.

Additional required materials include:

  • Form signed by student, parent or guardian, and a school official. This form will be available to print after the online application is submitted when you click on the "Finalize Your Application" link.
  • High School Transcript
  • ACT/SAT Score report (if taken)*

*Registration for Math will require placement via Math Index Score, Accuplacer, or Smarter Balanced. Registration for English will require placement via ACT/SAT Subscore, Accuplacer, or Smarter Balanced. See BOR AAC Guideline 7.6.


Eligibility Requirements

In order to participate, students must be a qualifying junior or senior eligible to enroll at a high school in South Dakota. To qualify, students must meet one of the requirements listed under either Sections 1 (for juniors) & 2 (for seniors), OR all of the requirements under Section 3. Students not meeting the requirements in Sections 1-3 may take and meet the required scores for an exam listed under Section 4 to qualify for the program.

     1.      High school junior eligible to enroll in a high school in South Dakota who meets one of the following requirements:

              a.      earn an ACT composite score of 24 reflective of the 70% percentile; or

              b.      rank in upper one-third of their graduating class; or

​              c.       earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale;

     2.    High school senior eligible to enroll in a high school in South Dakota who meets one of the following requirements:

             a.      earn an ACT composite score of 21 reflective of the 50% percentile; or

             b.      rank in the upper one-half of their graduating class; or

             c.       earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale;

     3.    High School junior or senior eligible to enroll in a high school in South Dakota who meets all of the following Undergraduate admissions requirements:

            a.       ACT score of 18 (or 21 for USD & SDSM&T); and

            b.       Successful completion of coursework Requirements

                      • Four Years of English

                      • Three years of advanced mathematics

                      • Three years of laboratory science

                      • Three years of social studies

                      • One year of fine arts

     4.    Take one of the assessments below and meet the required score(s):

             a.      10th Grade ACT Aspire Summative Assessment – (Score 434 or higher)

                      Students may contact their high school for more information on the ACT Aspire Assessment.

             b.      Accuplacer (Sentence Skills – Score 86 or higher AND Elementary Algebra – Score 76 or higher)

                      Students may contact a Dual Credit Campus Contact for more information on the Accuplacer Exam.

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